Vine users have started noticing an increase in the amount of spam on the video-sharing app. I supposed it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Twitter’s service allows folks to record six-second videos and share them with friends, family, and whoever. Not surprisingly, spammers with a host of sketchy names are plotting an invasion. Users claim the amount of dodgy comments have increased over the past few days.
The report comes from Kris Holt at the Daily Dot. One of his friends reportedly received a number of fishy comments after posting videos earlier this week. Most of the spam seems to be pushing a website called vinejump.com, which promises to give folks more followers. Holt described the site as “certainly a scam.”
People have also noticed comments pushing a website called vine250.com, which is said to be very similar to vinejump.com. Another culprit is vinefollows.com, which will ask users for their usernames and email addresses. You are encouraged to avoid these sites at all costs.
Twitter users have started posting about amount of spam they’ve recently encountered while using Vine. Many are hoping the micro-blogging site will address these problems in the near future. In the meantime, users should avoid responding to anything these spammers have to say.
— david morgan (@d4vidmorgan) June 13, 2013
spam on vine is out of control pic.twitter.com/wfu69llOvz
— Cody Kolodziejzyk (@codyk) June 13, 2013
Are you fan of Vine? Have you noticed an increase in the amount of spammy comments you’re receiving on your posts?