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Photos on Tagged ;)
DON'T SIGN UP FOR IT
Your friend did not actually send you email or pictures, Tagged generated email to you from their address list automatically.
The email you get looks like this:
After creating an account it gives you the following:
Apparently this site had been around for a while without doing this so was marked as OK, by McAfee and other sites which detect "bad" sites.
The signup process also sends you to another site www.smileymedia.com, which tries to get you to sign up for a bunch of cell phone services such as, ringtones, love advice, flirting tips, horoscopes, celebrity squares game, and others, 7 or 8 "You are almost finished" screens in all, and several with fees of $9.99/month.
According to BrainHandles.com/, "Once you've signed up, they'll e-mail you and tell you that you've got a private message from the person who supposedly sent you the photos, though the message is an auto-generated welcome message from them that your friend never wrote.
They send a number of e-mails, even though you request a membership cancellation."
Another user said, "Clicking on my friend's photo, I was taken to his page where among the friends listed were, surprisingly, a bunch more ladies of questionable repute."
It does not technically fall into the virus, phishing or scam categories, (because it doesn't install any software on your computer or try to extract money illegally), but the way it spreads contains elements of all.
If you did sign up I'd change my email password. Who knows what else they'd do with it.
Some web sites say you can get in trouble by just opening the email and it will generate porn.
According to their web site, the founders, Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith, claim to be from Stanford after getting degrees from Harvard, ugh!
Tagged has a Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating of F
See: Tagged at Scopes, it appears to be accurate.
Similar Facebook Spam:
You receive a message on Facebook that you've been tagged in a photo, but when you go to look at the photo you discover that it wasn't you at all, but some sort of product, service, or cause that a marketer is trying to promote.
So, how does this work? Basically, a marketer looking to promote something tags a photo with several of their most influential friends' names. Those "friends" aren't necessarily supporting the given cause, they've just had their name hijacked for this purpose. That tagged photo ends up in the news feeds of the friends of those influentials as if it was a photo of them. After people click through to view it, they discover that it's not actually a picture of their friend at all, but a message in support of some cause, product, or service.
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