SCAM ALERT: Has your Pinterest password been 'successfully changed?'
POSTED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 8:57am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 9:00am
(Better Business Bureau) — A new phishing scam is targeting Pinterest users. If you have a Pinterest account and receive an email notifying you of a successful password reset, think twice before clicking to see this alleged new password. See an example of a phishing email targeting Pinterest users.
Consumers who click on the link report being taken through a series of redirections before eventually landing on a compromised website. It is important to maintain the most up-to-date anti-malware/spyware and virus protection on your computer to help prevent accidental security breaches.
As a general rule, it is also recommended to perform any account-related modifications only on the actual known website of the company you have an account with. Keep in mind that Pinterest will never send an email asking you for login information or other personal information about your account.
If you realize after the fact that you have supplied login information to a questionable source, reset your password and run your virus protection as a precaution. Visit www.bbb.org for additional helpful tips on identifying phishing scams.