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Monday, January 10, 2011

This should be Illegal

I am beyond upset. What is going on in Cyberspace Security today? In the last two weeks I've had two different issues with my Yahoo account. The first one was I selected certain people to send an email to and it sent it to my whole darn contact list. 

The second issue is apparently at 6:54 pm some stupid IPAD application sent this out claiming it was from me!!!! Look my email is the sender!!! What the heck??? I was napping at the time. I would never send this crap to my friends. I wouldn't wish Spam on someone I disliked!! 

Check this out:

From: Jane  Tipton-King []
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 6:54 PM
To: walkoffame
Subject: Jane  Tipton-King invites you.


        You have been invited by your friend Jane  Tipton-King to participate in a research program. Currently there are
companies that are looking for individuals who are interested in reviewing and testing the new AppleiPad applications and games.
After the review the participants may keep the iPad.

For more details or to register to our program, follow the link below:

Best Regards,

Jane  Tipton-King and BTest Team.
This message was intended for, and was sent on behalf of Jane  Tipton-King<>

I NEVER SENT THAT!!! How embarrassing for people to receive some crap like that with my name on it. This should be illegal. I've seen this happen on FACEBOOK too. Where it says "hey check out this video", win an IPAD, etc. 

I am beyond pissed off! And if anyone received this.. my apologies! I am just so sick of spam, and they've taken it to a whole new level using my name in it! I will not let this slide!


singedwingangel said...

Ihave had several people send me stuff like that and I go umm NOT lol. I am telling ya they are slicker then snot now a days with that crap. One click on the wrong thing and poof they got ya.

Adoption of Jane said...

This is what I sent to the company:

You used my email to send out IPAD testing invites and I never gave permission to do that. I am beyond upset and have even blogged about it:

My suggestion you send another email to everyone you spammed on my contact list with an apology and inform them I had nothing to do with this matter.

I want a copy of that email and an apology.

I will not let this drop so please contact me immediately!

Jane Tipton

Sommer J said...

That's insane! I'd be angry as well.

Oka said...

I got that e-mail, but it went directly to my spam mail account, and not my inbox.

I knew it wasn't you sending it ;)

Elise said...

A woman in my town had her email hacked and someone under her name sent out requests for money. There are apps that allow companies and nefarious individuals to access your private information as well. Please make sure that when you use your ipad and computer it is always on a secure network. Have passwords on everything, including your phone.

Melinda said...

I got it too...I'm kicking myself because I assumed it was legit!

Kmama said...

I didn't receive it, but I've had other people's email send me stuff like that.

I think many people recognize it for what it is, SPAM, and just ignore it...but I agree, it can be embarrassing.

Evonne said...

I've received similar emails from people. I know it's SPAM and trash it and I hope others realize that as well.

My email sent out links to people a few months ago. What my techie husband said was that someone hacked into my email and I should change my password. That's equally annoying!

Ashley said...

Yikes! That would tick me off big time. Once during college, someone hacked into my e-mail and sent out a very, um, vulgar nude picture to everyone in my address book. Including my pastor, future in-laws, and grandparents. They were nice enough to pretend to be me complaining about my then-fiancee's, um, shortcomings. I. Was. Mortified. None of it was real. To this day, I have no idea how that happened. So infuriating!

gayle said...

I would hate that too. The other day someone got into someone I knows facebook. So she had to delete it!

blueviolet said...

That is so wrong!!! Did you send a mass email explaining?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I hate it too. Someone got into my gmail about six months ago sending out emails and then they turned my account off. I can't blog without it. It took some time and I had to get a new password. What is the point. I know that I don't open anything the looks suspicious. So sorry this happened to you.

Angela said...

Jane you have every reason to be mad. Hopefully everyone knows you would never send something like that.