Thursday, September 06, 2007

Quechup spam/scam alert--pass it on

If you get any invites from Quechup, delete them immediately.

If you haven't already heard ( see here, here, here, or just google quechup) Quechup is, well, rotten.

Although apparently a legit social networking site, if you join they prompt you with one of those, "hey, want to know which of your friends are already on Quechup?" pitches, and ask for your permission to search your online address book (if you have one.) That's where it all goes south...

Quechup then searches your address book and...wait for it... SENDS AN INVITE IN YOUR NAME TO EVERY EMAIL IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.

Hey marketing geniuses at Quechup, can I ask you a question? In what universe would this tactic be successful and not, oh, say, be the ruin of your company? I'm guessing it's a universe where people say 'goodbye' when they enter the room, and 'hello' when they leave it. (Hello Quechup!!)


3 Comments:

At September 06, 2007 9:29 AM, Blogger Diana said...

Actually just had an invite in my mailbox this morning. Thank you for the heads up!

 
At September 06, 2007 9:02 PM, Blogger Lazygal said...

I have one account I use for spam, and an invite was there. There is no outgoing mail from that account, so nothing for them to latch on to... poor Quechup

 
At September 07, 2007 12:15 PM, Blogger Marie L. Radford said...

We've had a head's up at Rutgers about this yesterday, is a particularly nasty one.

 

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