Quechup spam/scam alert–pass it on

September 6, 2007 at 9:43 am 3 comments

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!!)

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3 Comments

  • 1. Diana  |  September 6, 2007 at 9:29 am

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

  • 2. Lazygal  |  September 6, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    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

  • 3. Marie L. Radford  |  September 7, 2007 at 12:15 pm

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


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