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Thinspo Tumblr Page leads to Fake News Diet Supplement Site

Thinspo Tumblr Page leads to Fake News Diet Supplement Site

on March 12, 2013

You may or may not be aware of something called “Thinspo” – it’s a shortened term for “Thinspiration”, usually a tag on social media sites where people typically upload lots of pictures of women looking a bit, er, thin. It’s …

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Tumblr Spamrun gets Personal on Facebook

Tumblr Spamrun gets Personal on Facebook

on February 4, 2013

Facebook scams involving free plane tickets aren’t a new thing, but we thought this was an interesting twist – the personal touch comes into play here. The Bit.ly stats for this one reveals at least 99 Tumblr blogs (all of …

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Tumblr Application Spams Users with ProfileStalkr Posts

Tumblr Application Spams Users with ProfileStalkr Posts

on October 4, 2012

Are you aware that Tumblr supports applications? Tumblr users can select an app that takes their fancy and give it “Read and write” or just “read” access. Giving an app “Read and write” means that the app can create and …

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“Stop Scrolling and Get Paid” Spam Delights Tumblr Users

“Stop Scrolling and Get Paid” Spam Delights Tumblr Users

on September 18, 2012

Well, maybe not “delights”. It’s time for your regularly scheduled bout of Tumblr spam. This is what’s currently doing the rounds at the moment: “Stop scrolling and get paid”, a work from home system being promoted by lots of unwanted …

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Tumblr Spam Offends, Causes Hilarity in Equal Measure

Tumblr Spam Offends, Causes Hilarity in Equal Measure

on July 30, 2012

The latest piece of Tumblr spam seen bouncing around in the last couple of hours isn’t going down too well with users: Hear that, spam? AIN’T. NOBODY. The above reaction is amazing enough, but then you look at the spam …

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Weightloss Spam Hogs Celebrity Tags on Tumblr

Weightloss Spam Hogs Celebrity Tags on Tumblr

on June 20, 2012

Users of Tumblr should be aware that numerous celebrity tags are currently being targeted with multiple spamposts promoting something called “raspberry ketone” weightloss supplements. We initially spotted it on the Keira Knightley tag, and every random celeb search after that …

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VIPRE® Report for May: Scammers Aim Crosshairs at Tumblr Users

VIPRE® Report for May: Scammers Aim Crosshairs at Tumblr Users

on June 8, 2012

In the April VIPRE Report, we had reminded readers of this blog that online social networking threats are no longer limited within the Twitter and Facebook environments. In May, we found and wrote about a number of spam and phishing …

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Fake Tumblr Marketing Blog Leads to “Viral Gift Giveaway”

Fake Tumblr Marketing Blog Leads to “Viral Gift Giveaway”

on June 4, 2012

Click to Enlarge Many of the cash generating advertising gimmicks making their way across Tumblr tend to skirt around the edges of legitimacy. This one is a full on, straight up fakeout and should be ignored as such. There are …

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“Upgrade your Tumblr Dashboard” Leads to Chrome Extension

“Upgrade your Tumblr Dashboard” Leads to Chrome Extension

on May 30, 2012

Yesterday I saw a number of comments being posted to the Ask box of various Tumblr users – here’s one: “hey whats up? saw your blog and really liked it! what do you think of mine? :)” The recipient of …

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Tumblr Blog Ads a Nice Little Earner? Not Exactly…

Tumblr Blog Ads a Nice Little Earner? Not Exactly…

on May 24, 2012

The “Tumblr Dating Game” template has morphed into a new form of Tumblr spam called “Tumblr Tasks”. Spamlinks sent to users via their Ask Boxes look like this: “Anonymous asked: have you made $$$ with tumblrtasks(.)com yet?? my bff just raked …

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