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Pinterest Hacked + Ugg Slippers As Shoes (tol)

 

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My week did not start out on the best note aside from the lack of energy I experienced while running from eating too little carbs.

I woke up early Monday morning to learn my Pinterest account had been hacked! While Pinterest isn’t a HUGE deal and it wasn’t my blog or my bank account, I still freaked.

I don’t like to think that someone somehow got into one of my accounts or somehow figured out a password. I also hate that the hack sent out a spam message to all of my followers.

The worst part might be dealing with Pinterest if you have a legit issue. You can’t reach a real person, there’s no live chat or direct support line. I emailed them a good five times and it took about two full days until I received an automated message regarding a password reset. Um hello, I had already reset my password.

No one acknowledged the actual hack or issue, no one apologized. In fact, I now had to reset my password again to supposedly get my Pinterest account out of “safe mode” although it won’t let me out. My account is frozen.

Frankly, I think it’s disgusting if you have a question or concern or need to report something serious (like a hack!) to Pinterest and they are not there to help you.

In this technologically advanced world, websites and apps need to be reachable. Live chat is a must as is responding to emails as if you understand what your user is saying.  Automated messages are not acceptable when there’s a real issue.

Anyway, I apologize if you received a spam message from me on Pinterest. I didn’t send it.

In other news, I completely forget that I owned these Ugg slippers that I used to wear outside as shoes this time of year. They do have a regular bottom and are water-resistant which tells me I’m not the only one to wear these “moccasins” outside! It’s been warmer here this week so these have been my shoes of choice. I really love them.

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I was reminded that I had these Ugg slippers in my closet when I saw the newer slippers in the stores. You know I would have bought the studded version if I didn’t already have a pair!  🙂

On This Day:

11/30/16: Favorite Breakfast & One-Pan Dinner (WIAW)

11/30/15: Peak in the Life of a Long Run

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Have you ever experienced problems with your Pinterest account? Did Pinterest  respond to your questions or did you have trouble receiving actual support from them?

Do you wear slippers around the house? Ever wear them outside?

 

 

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  • Samantha November 30, 2017, 7:24 am

    I agree with you that there should be a more updated way that Pinterest should’ve handled your problem. But at least now you’re in the lead 🙂 But I’m one of those people too that wears slippers both indoors and outdoors!

    • taco December 8, 2017, 12:04 am

      you didn’t get hacked. Pinterest got hacked. Pinterest always says “your”, when it means “our”. It is basically a bot. It does not know how or for what reason it respond to users. They are only dangerous to poor password behavior folks, in that they are a soft spot for the integrity of people that use the same password across multiple accounts.

  • Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 30, 2017, 9:24 am

    I agree with you, websites need to have live chat to assist you. Not saying someone has to be it 24/7 but normal business hours wouldn’t kill a company!

    I love slipped but haven’t bought a new pair since I threw mine out in the spring. This reminds me that I should probably buy new ones ha.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 1, 2017, 6:07 am

      most sites today do have the live chat window but I guess pinterest, as a social media platform, doesn’t feel they need it? I don’t know. I don’t appreciate their lack of support!

  • Emily November 30, 2017, 12:08 pm

    I would love a good pair of slippers; I have definitely worn slippers outside. I especially love how cute and cozy those are.

    I’m sorry that happened to your Pinterest. I actually just deleted my Pinterest, but I didn’t have any issues with my account being hacked; I’m sure that must be frustrating.
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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 30, 2017, 7:04 pm

    Last weekend I got a weird message that my personal Pinterest account had been hacked (not my blog one) I never use that account any more so I just deleted the account. I wonder if the hacking is connected? I don’t even know if I followed you using that account- it was actually still under my maiden name!
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