Pinterest Visa Gift Scam Advertised on Facebook
Two popular social media platforms are better than one
We’ve seen that cybercrooks rely on adult pictures featuring Justin Bieber on Pinterest to promote their Facebook scams. As it turns out, they are also advertising Pinterest-themed schemes via Facebook.Bitdefender’s MalwareCity reports that Facebook users may be presented with a post that promises a limited number of “Pinterest Free $150 Visa gifts.”
Individuals who fall for the trap and do as the fraudsters request (Share and Like the plot) are taken to a page that serves malicious content.
While in this case users are not taken to Pinterest as part of the scam, experts highlight the fact that scammers leverage these mix-ups between popular social networking sites more and more to ensure the success of their campaigns.
However, the rules to staying safe remain the same: never click on links that claim to point to websites that offer fabulous prizes.