How to Report Spam on Pinterest

This week, I’m happy to bring you another video Friday Pinterest quick tip,  I’m not so happy about being spammed. This good timing after last week’s tip about blocking users from following you on Pinterest. Now, I can show you exactly how to handle spammers on Pinterest. Do you think their mother’s know what they do?



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Cynthia Sanchez is a Pinterest marketing consultant and expert. Cynthia created, one of the early leaders in Pinterest education for businesses. Contact Cynthia on LinkedIn:

  • joanielaxson

    A “surprise” board keeps showing up on my home page. I never created the board; I never pinned the images on the board; I don’t like the board–they are awful photos. I delete the board, but then it reappears with another image the next time I check my boards. is someone spamming me? what’s happening? and how do I make it stop? these are not photos I would post…

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Wow, this is something I’ve never heard of. It sounds like someone is spamming you. Does it show you as the owner of the board?

      I would suggest you report it to Pinterest. Here’s a link to the help center:

      Best of luck. I hope it stops soon.

    • Raphael

      Hi Joanie,
      What you are encountering is not spam, it means that someone either found your password, or found a way to be identified as “you”. The forst thing to do is to change your password and ensure it’s a “strong” one. There are free online services that can help you check you password’s strength, like

  • Vicki Seversike

    Today was the first time I was hit with dozens of ‘before and after’ weight loss pictures all advertising the same weight loss product. I reported it, thanks for showing me how.

    • Melanie

      I have seen them all week. It’s crazy!

  • karen

    Umm can chance of getting this in writing for those of us who are deaf?

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Karen, if you watch the video in YouTube they offer closed captioning service. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Melanie

    There’s an error for playing the vid. 🙁 It won’t play

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Must have been a glitch Melanie, it seems to be working now. Crazy internet 🙂

  • Jan

    I frequently take photos and download them from my computer to my pinterest account. However this evening Pinterest blocked me from pinning one of my photos that was in a secret board to another board. It said this was spam! I tried this a few times with no luck. Any advice?!

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Jan,

      I’ve never seen this before. I know a lot of changes have been happening over the past couple of weeks and it could be a glitch. You can always report it to Pinterest through their help center.

      I hope it gets resolved for you soon.

      Thanks for your question!


  • Jonathan

    It doesn’t necessarily mean that someone has your password or has hacked your account, some Pinterest accounts some Pinterest account with new layout doesn’t require the board to be accepted after some user sends you an invitation to a board, therefore if the person has your username he can invite you to this board with different account and the board will keep appearing on your profile

  • http://NA Sandy

    I have a photo I took & posted it under my board. Dud not watermark it. While surfing, ran across my photo being used to promote a business. What can I do? TIA for your advice.