It's not only annoying, it has become utterly dangerous that people can get access to your email contacts addresses and post invitations that purportedly came from you.
I have received invitations from friends as well as sent invitations to friends and anyone on my address book which I did not.The uninitiated would have responded and the vicious circle goes on and the crooks continue stealing email addresses from unwitting recipients.
Beware of Jhoos.It is stealing your email addresses from your computer every time you respond to invitation purportedly sent by your friend.I have ignored almost all of the invitations after realising it was a scam.
Jhoos claimed it is a social networking service bringing chat to your desktop.If it is really bona fide and doing legitimate business does it need to steal to carry on the business?
Jhoos Social Networking Service
There is nothing new with this kind of crap.There are umpteen numbers of this "looking for a fuck" social networking services.
Why the fuck would I need to use a social networking service to chat with people I don't know.I don't even chat with my friends unless I have something important to talk to them and usually I would use the phone, email or sms.
While the bigger scam below may not be from them it was the straw that broke the camel back when I received the email below from a blogger whom I know but I have never met.
How are you doing?hope all is well with you and family,I am sorry I didn't inform you about my traveling to Scotland for a Seminar.
I need a favor from you because I misplaced my wallet where my money,and other valuable things were kept.I hate to ask you for help but I will like you to assist me with a soft loan urgently with the sum of $1,500 US Dollars to sort-out my hotel bills and get myself back home.
I will appreciate whatever you can afford and i'll pay you back as soon as I return, You will help me to send the money through Western union with this details below.
Name: Mohamad Zawawi
Address: 1 William Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom G3 8HT
Kindly get back to me with the transfer details as soon as the transfer is complete. and also get back to me with you account details so i can refund the money immediately I get back home
Your reply will be appreciated. Thanks
The real person's email is shown.This idiot think the whole world are made up of idiot like him.This piece of shit thinks it is easy to fool everyone all the times.
I have sent the email to the real person and still awaiting his response. I am dead sure it wasn't him who sent the email.
On checking my blogger friend's blog I found out he was no where near Scotland, he was on the other side of the world, in South Korea.Even if he is in Scotland I would still not be that stupid to send the money because he is not even my friend let alone a close friend.He is just a blogger whom I get to know over the Internet.
For all of you out there beware of people like Jhoos. Do not respond to any invitation if you smell a rat.