@foodiehomechef Yes I know that feeling nothing like a very strong tap on the shoulder to wake you up I had a bad experience with one pin and seriously learned my lesson - of course it wasn't intentional but nonetheless I heard about it from a person who clicked the link not Pinterest this was when Pinterest was 'New' like 09. Of course the time it takes to check each pin is harsh but I do and I do create my own content so I understand what it means to have a solid link.
I check it in 80 %. But it's hard sometimes. Especially when I see some beautiful picture of a beach or a cake. Unfortunately most of the time the most beautiful pictures lead to the spam. However, I do have a solution that works most of the times. I look closer at the spamming pin and click the Visual Search. This way I can find the original pin and pin it to my board.