Hold the Quechup

I wasn’t going to blog about this, as I somehow seem to be one of the few people who haven’t been caught, but… I would like to make certain that my friends and family who haven’t been invited to the plague know to refrain.

The short form is this. If you get an invitation to Quechup, do not click on it. As part of the signup process, it will upload every address in your contact list and spam all of them with invitations. This includes business acquaintances, priests, editors, your mother-in-law… everyone. Just delete the thing.

For a good write up of it, check out Extra Spam, Hold the Quechup at Wise Bread.

I only escaped this one because I emailed the fellow who sent me the invitation and said, “Did you really send me this? What is it?” Lo! It was spam.

Remember kids, don’t click on strange links. Check everything out from another source before trusting it.

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5 Responses

  1. Evan Nichols

    Thanks for posting this reminder! I also received the invite and in my sleep-deprived state, forgot that I’d heard the warning about this somewhere else. Fortunately, I was too tired to start signing up, so I’m spared the embarrassment of spamming my friends. That’s just SO awkward.

  2. SamA

    I apologize. I managed to click through. I’m sorry. It will be from me, but feel free to ignore.
    Myspace has ruined the internet.

  3. SamA

    Sadly, I don’t feel comforted by my many friends. Plus my fingers hurt from typing so many apologies.
    Glad you don’t hate me.