Hold the Quechup
I’ve been had. I should have known better, but in my eagerness to check out new Social Networking sites, I quickly replied “yes” to an invite I received this morning from someone I trusted. The invite was to join Quechup. The name should have been the first clue, followed quickly by their slogan, “the social networking platform sweeping the globe”. That’s funny, I’ve never heard of them. The fact that the person that invited me hadn’t mentioned it on Twitter AND would share one of his invites with me also seemed odd, but I jumped in anyway.
Like many social networking sites, Quechup allows you to bump your Gmail or Yahoo contact list up against it’s database to see if you have friends already in the network. What they don’t tell you is that they then send an invite to everyone in your contact list, saying that you gave permission when, in fact, you did not.
In my book that’s called SPAMMING! These guys should be shut down now!
If you received an invite from me, I am truly sorry. Please delete the email and do not register on Quechup.