A spammer, who claims to earn $1000 a day by automatically posting affiliate links onto Pinterest from thousands of bot accounts, has given an interview describing his operation.
The spammer, who claims to be a 24-year-old named “Steve”, told The Daily Dot how his affiliate links lead back to an Amazon account by the name of “final-fantas07”.
Steve the spammer is keen to point out that he doesn’t point Pinterest users towards scams or malware, but he is posting pictures that – if users click on them and subsequently buy the products from Amazon – earn him commission.
Nope, I have no guilt. I’m not trying to scam anyone, or upload viruses to their computer or anything like that. I simply show products to the Pinterest community. I realize that I’m spamming the crap out of the site, but its nothing personal, just…
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