SPAM WARNING – BEWARE OF QUECHUP

UPDATE: My inbox is full of email from people on my contact list who
have received these bogus invitations from Quechup. I apologize for the
inconvenience. See the story below:

The latest scam to hit the Internet is Quechup.com.
They are generating spam that supposedly comes from your friends.

If you receive an email from me or anyone else inviting you to join Quechup, delete the email and DO NOT Sign UP.

I received an invitation supposedly from another blogger and while I was checking the site out, Quechup may have has mailed an invitation from me to everyone in my email address book, even though I expressly requested that they should not do so.

Quechup claims to be a "social network."

It is owned by iDate and is actually some sort of dating service.
Don’t go there and don’t bother to check it out.
You will definitely regret it.

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0 Responses to SPAM WARNING – BEWARE OF QUECHUP

  1. June says:

    Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Jane Chin says:

    I got the spam invite too! Good thing I read this beforehand. I posted a warning on my site too, just in case 🙂

  3. Steven Vore says:

    David, I’m glad I popped over to your blog before replying to your email (or signing up). Thanks for posting this so quickly.
    -Steven

  4. David,
    Thanks for the heads-up. Also I’d like to invite you and your readers to join me in some good old fashioned grass roots ways to end spam. http://bloggingpoet.squarespace.com/bloggingpoetcom/2007/1/9/the-anti-spam-reserves-finally-an-end-to-spam.html

  5. Thanks, David. I got a bunch of invites and ignored them because… I don’t have time for another social networking site! Now, I’m glad I didn’t open it. Have deleted all and will continue to do so.

  6. colleen says:

    I’ve had to ignore all the Facebook and Myspace invitations because I get so many of them. So luckily in this case, I did the same.

  7. Carl says:

    Hi David,

    Thanks for posting this. I got a Quechup invite from you and another friend, and fortunately had moved them to my backlog. I can delete them now.
    —–
    PING:
    TITLE: Quechup Spamming And Hacking
    URL: http://www.musecrafters.com/bloggingpoet/2002/Quechup+Spamming+And+Hacking.html
    IP: 65.98.59.122
    BLOG NAME: BloggingPoet.com
    DATE: 09/04/2007 01:14:10 AM
    Perhaps you got an invitation over the weekend to join Quechup. I got several including one from Floyd County, Virginia’s David St.Lawrence.

    Only problem is, David e-mailed me later to inform me t…
    —–
    PING:
    TITLE: spamming your way to success
    URL: http://jburg.typepad.com/future/2007/09/spamming-your-w.html
    IP: 10.0.60.13
    BLOG NAME: Future Visions
    DATE: 09/03/2007 07:23:06 AM
    So Quechup spammed everyone. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t think too many of us would even consider using their service. ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, they flooded my inbox with spam or the worst kind: spam that

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