More nuisance from Quepasa: advice to delete its ‘invitations’
If you get an invitation seemingly from a friend or contact to join ‘Quepasa’, please take no action on it of any kind except to delete it. I’m sorry to say that the wretched nuisances at Quepasa have once again sent out a fresh crop of fake “invitations” purporting falsely to have been sent by me . I did of course change my email password when this happened before (please see http://www.barder.com/3171) but there’s no way to prevent Quepasa using the email addresses which they copied and evidently stored from my email account a few days ago as often as they like. It seems that this odious practice is probably not technically spam (because those who have been tricked into authorising Quepasa to send invitations to their friends have formally given their permission) and it probably doesn’t break any laws. The only thing you can do if you receive one (or more) of these fake invitations is simply and promptly to delete them.
A few people who received what appeared to be invitations from me to join me on Quepasa understandably accepted the ‘invitation’ and authorised Quepasa to inform their other contacts. In some cases Quepasa has been able to access these persons’ address books and I am now receiving identical fake invitations pretending to have come from them. If you start to receive messages from Quepasa indicating that anyone has accepted your invitation, the first thing to do is to change your email password. But unfortunately that won’t stop Quepasa continuing to use the data that they have already got from your address book and emails. All you can do is to delete all these Quepasa messages and take no other action on them.
For further information on this tiresome business, please see http://www.barder.com/3171. Quepasa is a mainly Hispanic dating agency which makes a bigger profit from selling advertisements on its websites the more ‘members’ it can claim to have recruited. Hence these fraudulent ‘invitations’. Even if only a minority of these are accepted, it swells the nominal number of members that Quepasa can claim to have on its books.
As I’m once again receiving a great many of these ‘invitations’ and messages from friends and contacts notifying me that they too have received one or more of them, I can’t reply to each one individually, so please don’t think it necessary to let me know about them. If it’s to do with Quepasa, just delete it! (Unless of course you want to use Quepasa to meet a Hispanic boy-friend or girl-friend.)