Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Spammers are already flocking to Ping. Strange that spamming still works. It sounds so 1996. Well, they have to be fooling somebody, because they continue to do what they do.
It doesn’t take a lot of looking around, especially on celebrity profiles, where there are thousands of followers.
We found this winner, who goes by the name of Claude Damm, on Rick Rubin’s profile:
He didn’t stop there:
A quick look at his profile showed us that he had done the same with other famous people in the music industry:
Yeah, he is spamming Yo-Yo Ma, Katy Perry and the Dave Matthews Band about free iPhones
Luckily, Apple has created an easy way to report such behavior:
Well, spam is a part of any social network. If anything, maybe we should be glad that the spammers care enough to join us on this new one.