This is what I sent out to many people in my address book tonight and I thought others my benefit from my *cough* experience.

If you are receiving this email, it is because you came in contact with me via email sometime in the last decade. There is a nefarious social networking site that has spammed people's address books, including mine unfortunately. Please do not accept any invitations to join anything appearing to be from me.

Please read this blog post by Westley Fryer for more detailed information: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2007/09/07/beware-of-quechup-spam-scam/

My sincere apologies,

Lucy Gray

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Comment by Jeff Branzburg on September 13, 2007 at 3:21am
I got stung by Quechup.

Well, I joined Quechup recently after receiving an invitation from a well respected educator and blogger. I figured if he says it is good, then it is at least worth a look. I innocently said 'yes' when they (quechup) offered to look through my gmail address book to see who were also members. bam! EVERY EMAIL ADDRESS IN MY BOOK WAS EMAILED AN INVITATION SAYING I WAS ASKING THEM TO JOIN! This included invitations that were sent as fax machince (I use an Internet based fax service, so when I send a fax it is addressed as an email - and I pay for each fax I send).

This is such an extremely deceptive practice this 'organization' is using to build up a client base.

Jeff

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