Monday, July 9, 2007

Beware the Facebook Spam!

I have (or should I say had) an e-mail address that virtually never gets spam.

I decided to check out facebook.com -- didn't like it -- BUT it was too late. They had my e-mail address & apparently sold it like a rabid Girl Scout bent on out-selling her sister with the thin mints!

The morning after I'd registered at Facebook (they won't let you even look at it without registering -- that should've set off the warning lights!) I opened my e-mail & had 26 pieces of spam!!! Yes, from 0 to 26 in less than 8 hours.

The facebook-generated spam falls into 3 categories:

1. They can hook me up with a marriage-ready partner. (uh.... sorry guys, you're 7 years too late)
2. Owning my own home can become a reality. (once again, a few years too late!)
3. I can keep it stiff longer. (They don't specify WHAT we're keeping stiff in the title, and I haven't opened any of those to find out... I like to think they mean the meringue on my lemon meringue pie!)

BTW, I didn't like Facebook nearly as well as MySpace, so the whole thing was just a fiasco! On the bright side, if I ever need help finding a husband, owning a home, or keeping my meringue stiff longer, I'll have plenty of reference material available in my mailbox!

1 comment:

{b r a n d i} said...

That stinks, that you ended up with so much spam. I have a Facebook page, and like you I don't like it as much as MySpace. But I don't think I noticed a spam difference when I signed up. Of course I already had a spam problem so maybe I wouldn't have noticed, LOL.