The social sharing site is an increasingly attractive place for survey scams
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Scammers are increasingly looking to the social networking site Pinterest as it gains popularity, according to Internet security firm Symantec.
Pinterest allows users to create virtual noticeboards, pin content from other external online pages onto boards, and then share their boards with others.
Pinterest attracted 17.8 million unique users in February.
Most Pinterest scams tend to involve surveys, which are amongst the most common of the ploys used across social media sites.
Survey scammers regularly use forums, article comments, and social networks to link to marketing surveys offering gift cards or free electronics.
Users fill in multiple marketing surveys in the hope that they will be eligible to claim the free gifts, which never materialise.
Pinterest is an attractive target for scammers as it lacks some of the security measures used by Facebook or Twitter.
Internet security experts have urged users to exercise greater caution when providing personal or professional information online.
Pinterest has said it is making these issues a 'tremendous priority'.