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Is “Tagged.com” a spam site?

March 31st, 2007 by Rose DesRochers · 7 Comments

Today, I received an email from an ex member of todays-woman.net. The subject line read “Harash has Tagged you!”  It was an invitation for a social network called Tagged.com.

It was an email with a simple question “Harash M has added you as a friend. Is Harash M your friend? Yes – No and Please respond or Harash may think you said no.”

Of course there is an opt out link where you can unsubscribe from receiving email from tagged.

Stupid me clicked to opt out and now I will no doubt receive even more spam.

I also  clicked on the button that says “No” and was  taken to a sign up page that requested my birthday, zip code, email address etc

Not!

It also included Harash’s email address with the invite.

I logged into my hotmail account and there sat more invites. Two from a 24 year old Jonathon P, two from a 54 year old Barbara C, two from a 55 year old Alexia and two from a 25 year old Richard.

What I cannot understand is that Tagged markets itself as a premier teen social networking  site stating “Tagged.com is the premier social networking destination for the Millennial Generation and an ideal place for advertisers who are trying to reach the teen market. Tagged provides a fun, safe, and exciting environment for teens to showcase their personalities and talents, and to connect with friends and meet new ones. Tagged maintains this great environment by only allowing teenagers to register on the site.”

If that is the case then why am I receiving an invite from a 51 year old Harsh from India? He is not a teen and I sure as heck am not a teen.

I’m also receiving invites from people  who I wrote to once in a lifetime that have me in their address book.

I received an invite from Gerard Haughey, the fool who claims he wrote the inspirational poem “Don’t Quit” and that guy sure as heck is not my friend.

One user says that if you sign up the system will send an invite to every one you have ever emailed.

That explains why I received an invite from Gerard (who didn’t write the poem Don’t Quit) and Harash and all these people I don’t know.

Shane signed up for tagged and was not all that impressed with the service. Shane states, ” I discovered it had not just flagged the people in the system but flagged every single person I have ever emailed for an invitation to this stupid network! I had messages going out to customer service departments of a dozen companies, billing companies, former clients, casual acquaintances, my pastor, my professors! I tried to cancel it, but it was too late.”

Dave Taylor also has some interesting thoughts on Tagged.

Do read his post, “Is “Tagged” a spam site, or what?”

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7 responses so far ↓

  • Peri
    Wrote: Apr 1, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Good grief! That sounds like a nightmare!

  • Teena in Toronto
    Wrote: Apr 1, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t have time to even think about it!

  • David
    Wrote: Apr 3, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Tagged is a true nightmare.. It sounded pretty genuine at first, then as it said that it wanted access to my contact list, i chucked it.. Its a waste of everyone’s time.

    D

  • Ed
    Wrote: Apr 6, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Yep, I got one of those too. Gave them my birthday, realized it was a scam when they asked for my gmail password.

    The invite came from a good friend of mine. Odds are, it didn’t *really* come from her; she was just fooled into giving them her password.

  • George
    Wrote: Oct 18, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Tagged is spam that is nearly impossible to stop. I replied to one in order to save a friend’s feelings and now my address book was raided. This needs to stop.

  • Gerard
    Wrote: Nov 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    The more I read what you write about me.. the more it becomes obvious that you have something for me.. perhaps a crush.. whatever, I’m happily married Rose.. pls stop with all the verbal love-taps they really do bring me back to a girl I could have sworn didn’t like me.. later on we met up in a bar and after a few drinks.. the truth came out and she said she had a crush on me for years. Boy, I’ll tell you.. you girls sure are paradoxical.. oh say hi to your hubby.. btw does he know how you talk about me? I bet he would wonder why too.. lol- I mean come on.. something’s going on there.. definitely!

    ps- if you block my comments I will know for sure 100% that your hostility in its pure form is infatuation.. unbelievable! Gee attraction sure is abstract for some people.. so let’s see if you allow my comments to post, Rose..

    Gerard Haughey

    Rose DesRochers Reply:

    Gerald in 2005 you accused me of having an affair with Eric, a guy who outed you as not being the author of Don’t Quit.

    I think it is you who is obsessed with me.

    Gerard Haughey, you are a very unstable man. Please, get help!