Stay Away from Quechup

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Trying to get back into blog mode, I naturally checked out one of Garry’s blogs and saw his post on the Quechup Scam.

I then ran across a post on eWeek about Quechup’s viral marketing. It boils down to Quechup spoofing email origins – what a bunch of morons. Can you believe that a “social networking” site would resort to these spammy, anti-social tactics to increase members?

Here is what Quechup’s privacy policy page states: Privacy Policy
This site is owned and operated by iDate Ltd. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At iDate, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Hmm…no so sure about that. I could not find anything in either the privacy policy or the terms of use stating that Quechup had permission to do what they apparently are doing. But one thing is for sure, if they want to succeed, they will have to change their marketing techniques.

Taking it a step further, with all of this negative publicty they are getting from the blogosphere, Quechup may already be doomed to failure because bloggers are not likely to forget this fiasco.

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  1. Garry

    How rude. Quechup could have had a chance if they had done things differently. However, I am almost glad that they decided to show their true colors so early in the game.

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