Friday, September 14, 2007
BEWARE OF QUECHUP!

If you get or have gotten an email saying that I invited you to join Quechup...it wasn't sent by me. That's right....It Wasn't Sent By Me. It was sent by them, having taken ALL the names in my address book and making it seem as if you were getting an invitation from me to join this so called 'social' network community....So, do not....I repeat...DO NOT REPLY....just delete it as fast as you can....And if you already did reply...I cannot tell you how sorry I am.THIS IS A SPAM SCAM....OY! And I apoligize to one and all, because if I had known they would do this kind of thing...well, needless to say, I would never have joined....And I joined because I got the same kind of email you got....using another Blog Friend as a 'come-on'...
What a mess!Here below is a link that tells you everything you need to know about this "social" network and the way they are getting people to sign up.....

http://www.wisebread.com/extra-spam-hold-the-quechup

Again, I apologze to one and all, with all my heart....!So, I hope you will forgive me for being so damn stupid and signing up in the first place. I guess I am just too damned trusting...which, is not a bad quality to have most of the time. (lol)





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36 Comments:
Blogger mar
had this to say:

Sorry about that. I have seen it going around and I have been warned already but it could have easily happened to me too!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:33:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Sim
had this to say:

It happens to the best of u Granny - you've just been caught thats all. It could have been worse - they could have proffered something more corrupt that social networking.

And your pictures of the blue jay are marvellous. I could never capture a moment like that :)

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my GOSH that's HORRIBLE!!! Thank you for sharing that and spreading the word so that others won't be taken in...I'm just sorry it happened to you :( Shame on them I say!! I know I'd be raving mad if that happened to me.

Great graphics by the way, the top one made me laugh!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 1:26:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I was about to join that quechup coz I thought you invited me over. Anyway that is indeed horrible that they use your name to spam other people

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I have never heard of this. Thanks for the info!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 4:03:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Well, now that you've informed us, we'll know better. It's a shame they keep getting away with this kind of thing. Thanks for the heads up.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:10:00 AM PDT 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

I did get that message. I read it and had every intention of joining you in your group of course.

But I just had saved the message and not done anything with it yet. WHEW!

Thanks for the warning.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:03:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I did it. Darn. Stupid spammers!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I replayed that message that wasn't sent by you and I joined it! LOL! Don't worry so much! It's happens, my dear!
Like you I am just too trusting and I agree it is not a bad quality to have most of the time!

Just now I went to the site with the information: "Extra Spam, Hold the Quechup" and I delete the e-mail that wasn't send by you. Do I need to do something else?
Many hugs!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:27:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M
had this to say:

I did it too but trusting is after all a good quality to own, so given another unknowing opportunity, faith, hope and charity would abide. I've sent them an outraged criticism of their deception".

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 8:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Thanks for the heads-up Naomi. I did receive an invite, but since I already accepted an invite from someone else, I ignored it. Fortunately, I don't have any kind of defined "address book" so i had nothing to give them when they asked. Lucky for me - not so much for them.

Oh, and apology accepted but unnecessary. Michele sent me,

Mike

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10:13:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

That's not really SPAM, Naomi. It's just the way that social networks propagate. No worries.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My dear Naomi, I think they got a lot of us...and we all feel a little silly...and upset...but, now we all know not to answer any of the e-mails that come from them...because they keep coming from other unsuspecting trusting folks...just glad that it hasn't messed up any friendships.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:17:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It could be worse. You could be sending out spam letting us know that you are the daughter of the ex-president of Niger and need a place to store you illgotten gains (or gains that you are keeping out of ht ehands of the people who killed your ex-president father)

Hello from Michele

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 3:21:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, that stinks. Notice I am using kid-appropriate euphamisms...my ability to curse is somewhat stunted. In pre-Short People days I might have called the Spammers "rat bastards" or "jackasses"; now they are simply "bad guys". We all have our moments so hang in there!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 4:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

oh how rude of them. spam is so annoying! thanks for giving the general heads up so we can all avoid this nonsense.

oh, michele sent me. almost forgot that bit ;)

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 4:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I joined it Naomi, since it said you had invited me!! But I read it carefully and deleted all the check marks where it listed everyone in my mailbox and I said I didn't want them invited, so hopefully they didn't! I don't have many in that mailbox, so no problem!!

Spammers! Geesh!! But no worries about it from this end dear Naomi!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 4:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thanks for stopping by. I got one of those emails the other day. I didnt know the person though. Its probally the one from the nearby city that keeps visiting and not commenting...lol. 35 visits and still no comment...thats just freaky! And they are too close for comfort if ya ask me. Anyway sorry you got dooped into that. What a mess! Glad I hit the delete button! Michele sent me

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 4:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I recall a recent email re Quechup but I didn't click on it. It was unfamiliar, and it did not come from you. It's really hard to avoid this stuff. I got a trojan virus from downloading a piece of free clipart...thank goodness for Norton. Geesh, it's everywhere. Naomi, I LOVE all those bird pictures you posted. Such lovely creatures, birds. xoxoxo

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

No problem! Thankfully... at the risk of hurting friends feelings... I generally ignore things like that! I just don't really want to belong to any on-line "community" type things. It was circular filed! :)

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, you're no stupider than any of us... we've all gotten snagged by things like this. :) Good for you for warning people!
~S :)

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:39:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I get these from time to time but have only joined MySpace and Zaadz and Facebook as they are ones I recognize and frankly - I don't have time for them to begin with! Anyhow, as sim said - it could have been worse. Hello from Michele's!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 5:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Got me too, no worries.. wasn't your fault..will just delete the whole account. No harm done...just totally sucks that these things happen people.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:14:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I got something similar today from "friendster", about a friend that I don't know. LOL
To clarify, Quechup absolutely is SPAM. Naomi didn't give them permission to access her email & sent invitations to everybody.
I belong to 2 legit. social networks and neither have practices like these people!
I hope they get instant karma! ;)

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 7:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Seems like lots of people have been having this problem. I despise email hijackers...

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 8:15:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hello from Michelle!

I am sure you will be forgiven. Those darn spammers are a tricky lot! I would like to find their secret location, most likely under a rock, and fire bomb them all!

I scrolled down and enjoyed the pictures too!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 8:50:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I hadn't heard of this spam scam- Thank you for the heads up!
I'm glad Michele sent me to see you & I'm sure anyone who gets caught will forgive you.

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 8:55:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Don't be so hard on yourself. A lot of this stuff is new to all of us. I had something stupid like that with Flixster. You're just a regular internet consumer just like the rest of us.

Don't worry, be happy!

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 11:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

if it took all your address from your address book then its a virus.. better yet a worm


An updated virus checker should catch it then

I wanted to thank you for coming by my blog.. Thanks for the encouragement about the agent...

I prob will end up by here before the weekend is up (never know where michelle will send you)

Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 1:18:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I did in fact receive the email supposedly from you....I was a bit skeptical (not of YOU of course) but when something wants so much info - including my birth date I just don't do it. Even though I opened it and looked to see what it was I did not sign up. I hope that ended things with that. This was NOT your fault. Another friend had her yahoo email tapped and it sent out emails asking for money. I love the internet but it's times like that that make me hate how the corrupt can manipulate it.
No worries!
Hope you are well!
XOXO

Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 8:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I ALSO received the email to sign up, but not from you.
From another blogger I'm seldom in touch with. BUT...trying to be nice, I also signed up. However...I believe my Bellsouth system wouldn't allow me to get in there....because it was impossible and I just gave up!
Thank GOD!
Thanks for the heads up, Naomi.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 9:13:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I avoided Quechup. I got an invite from Shelli, who immediately emsiled everyone to say her address book had been hijacked.

I'm already tired of these new 'social networks' - so far I have been invited to join Facebook, Hi5 and Quechup. I haven't accepted any of the invitations - life is too short to spend yet more of it on the computer.......

Michele sent me to say hi and we all get sucked into these scams....

cq

Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 11:48:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Quetchup caused a lot of Kvetchup! Shame on them!

Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 3:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It certainly is not your fault.
I did sign up with them since I thought the invite came from you.
Well POO ON THEM!!!!!
I suppose everyone on my email will get an invite now.
Scams make me spitting MAD!!
Don't worry about it.
You didn't do anything wrong.
I hope those scammers wake up with fire ants in their underwear!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 7:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

how sad:

here i though I was going to be apart of some special network :p

Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 9:07:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thank you for this. My friend Friday's Child got caught up in it and sent me here.

Linking to you on my blog. Everyone we can reach should know about this.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 11:00:00 PM PDT 

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