Scavenger Hunt Scam Hits The Interwebz
Pinterest is a very visual Social Media platform where users share images of food, clothes, drinks, things they want, places they wish to visit along with thousands of other things. People share without thinking because the picture catches their eye. Unfortunately this could pose to be problematic because of the jerks out there that have to take advantage of a good thing.
Today as I was pinning as usual I came across a pretty sweet image that explained the difference in coffee beverages, like how much milk goes into a cappuccino, or water in an Americano etc…
I clicked the image because I wanted to re-pin it, but it took me to this landing page instead
I honestly was fooled. I stared at this page for about 30 seconds wondering why I hadn’t heard of this scavenger hunt and how awesome of an idea it actually was. I then looked at the url (pinteressts.com/Pinterest-Scavenger-Hunt/) and realized it was NOT Pinterest.
I then hovered over one of the prizes to see where it would actually lead me. Definitely not to a Pinterest link :/
If you happen to see a Pinterest Pin that leads to a contest that claims to be endorsed by Pinterest, check the landing page URL and the URL when you hover. Someone always has to ruin a good thing, huh?