How the scam works:
Technology is the way of the world today and the internet itself has opened a huge door for internet scammers. Pinterest is gaining popularity and reports confirm numerous survey scams are making a home on the Pinterest site, where people share their interests through photographs or anything visually based.
What these scammers often do is use a well-known brand to draw you in, promising you a free luxurious item just by clicking away and in doing so you are brought to a survey scam site – which, just like in any other case, could lead to either identity theft or even downloading of malware on your computer.
How to avoid:
Stay away from all the free stuff on the internet and if it looks out of place it probably is. Sometimes these scams are tough to detect but the best way to avoid them is not clicking on them – just as simple as that. Learn how to recognize bogus websites by reading most of the scams on our Social Networking category.
If you want to participate in rewards programs and win prizes by making a little bit of effort at least, use only legitimate companies. One of the most trustworthy service out there is Swagbucks.com, which is the largest online rewards portal dedicated to helping customers earn gift cards, electronics, and exclusive merchandise. The company awarded over $30 Million in prizes including gift cards, electronics and more to users all over the worldw. It's worth checking it out, as registration is free. Plus, they have a bunch of free stuff (for real) - you can visit their website HERE.
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