Im getting Gazzag Spammed! Heeeeeeeeeelp!

In the last three days today I received the millionth(tad exagerrating) invite from Gazzag. Three things:

1. How can people just give away their google id and google password to a third party service just like that? Whats sadder is the guys from whom Im getting the invites dont know that this happens(all people on their address book getting spammed!) & are IT folks.

2. There is no sense of paranoia or fear of security or identity theft in India. No wonder that, considering not most of the IT companies or IT colleges concentrate on IT security.

3. Gazzag is just taking the route of sms.ac.in I guess by spamming all persons on my list. Looks a lot like page jacking used by porn websites, where they keep pestering the surfers with popups and invites until they `fall to the temptation` and ultimately join the network. I just wish atleast for this crappy way of viral marketing that Gazzag involves in stops flops.

Mood: Irritated.

5 thoughts on “Im getting Gazzag Spammed! Heeeeeeeeeelp!

  1. This happens when someone is signing up at Gazzag. It gives an option “import my orkut contacts”. Now, that looks like a very convinient option to me and a million others out there :). What Gazzag seems to be doing is, if the contact is not on Gazzag, send an invite to that person.

    You are right. This is soooo irritating!!

  2. @DS
    oh, so its an import option!

    Gazzag definitely needs a smack for this idiotic invite option to people who are not there on Gazzag. Ive already started putting all mails from Gazzag into my Spam folder

  3. I dont mind getting mails though. Being in iiit taught me how to press D :) so, i just delete them, i gues putting a filter is a better option, but sometimes u need somethig to do in ur free time :p

  4. >> “Looks a lot like page jacking used by porn websites, where they keep pestering the surfers with popups and invites until they `fall to the temptation` and ultimately join the network.”

    hmmm.. how do you know dis..?/lol.. just kiddin’ man !
    Yeah gotta agree with you on Gazzag, it really sucks !!

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