[LINK] beware Quechup
linda at databasics.com.au
Mon Sep 3 10:19:48 EST 2007
Thanks for that Jan. It's not just Quechup! I have started receiving
mail from a 'friend' at Flixstr, a social networking site for movie
fans ... when I googled the site I found the following:
Is Flixster a Big Fat Spammer? Are They Accessing Your AOL or Hotmail
Address Book? The Answer to at Least One of These is Yes!
3/26/2007 - 39 Comments
Summary: Recently I started getting invitations to join Flixster from
complete strangers. Obviously, this was spam, but why were these
complete strangers sending it to me? And why were they always from
AOL and Hotmail? Now people are asking - is Flixstr accessing your
AOL and Hotmail contacts list and spamming them in your name?
See also http://www.crunchbase.com/company/flixster for details of
the increasing popularity of the site.
I dont have a hotmail or an AOL account - but I guess someone has my
email in their address book.
At 10:58 AM +1000 2/9/07, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>There is a warning making the rounds about a 'new' 'social network'
>called Quechup. Once one signs up, it accesses your address book and
>sends invitations to all those parties under your name. And there is
>word that one can't cancel membership.
>Here's a blog article about it and other social networks:
>JLWhitaker Associates, Melbourne Victoria
>jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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