Yesterday, I told you about the new target for scammers: Pinterest! Today, I give you the gift of safety!
Tips To Keep Your Pinterest Account Secure
■ Report the pin. Click the flag icon at the bottom of the image.
■ Change your password frequently. Click your name at the top of Pinterest, then, click Settings and follow the prompts to create a new, complex password.
■ ALWAYS log out of your account when you aren't using it.
■ Logging in. Only log in on Pinterest.com and the official mobile app. Avoid look-alike sites, for example, pinterest.something.com
■ Do NOT link Pinterest to your other social media accounts. If scammers get in, they can easily share spam pins on your Twitter and Facebook feeds.
■ Check before you pin. Before you repin, hover on the image to make sure the destination link corresponds with the info on the pin. Scammers have been replacing the links in popular pins with links to websites housing malware.
These tips will help you to...