I accepted an invitation that was "from" someone I trusted. In fact she
did not send me the invitation but rather her entire set of email
contacts was raided and used to send out these phony invitations. Today at 4:00 am, 5
days after I accepted and carefully sent ONLY ONE invitation to one
person that has an interest in this kind of thing, Quechup.com
spammed many people in my rather large Gmail address book, even though
I very explicitly declined this "helpful" option 5 days ago.
person who is 5 days ahead of me on this said that it looks to her
like the assault is staged so that more go out every day. So I am broadcasting this warning message to all my contacts.
just in case I can save some of you from making the same mistake I did.
Sorry for the trouble. Next time I will be more careful about
researching ANYTHING regardless of who it APPEARS to be from. At a minimum I will send an
email to the person it appears to be from, as many of you already have
sent to me.
If you have already joined Quechup you
might want to send out a warning ASAP, and beat the spam that is likely
to occur. When I received a warning note like this 4 days ago, I
thought I had been sufficiently careful and the person before me had
not, but now I just think that Quechup ignores your response and invites
everyone in a way that makes it look like it came from YOU. If you get his warning before the invitation,
please let me know.
Since I have already used up some of your time, let's try to make lemonade and warm up some old connections.
Eric is at RPI
now. Susie is enjoying the job at F5 that she started last January. I am seeing an upswing in my
old business and starting a new one. Drop me a note if you have time. ja