This morning I went through my email and saw a mail from Chinese social network P1.cn. I decided a long time ago not to become a member of the site, so I almost deleted the mail. But then the title ‘your recommendation letter’ intrigued me, so I took a quick peek at the spam they were mailing. Turns out that the site is sending out recommendation letters to prospective members, probably to convince these people to sign up. Fine, except for the fact that this was a recommendation that was supposed to come from me!!!
I don’t know what happened, but I know I am not a member of P1 and I certainly don’t recommend the site to others. It looks like they are just using my name and send out a mass mail with my name on it, so people may think I recommend the site? But then they made the mistake to also send it to me… Not very smart guys!
I assume P1.cn is not doing very well that they need to use this kind of tactics. I will check with P1 about what they are doing and why they are using my name for this. I have at least 2 of their board members in my network, Net Jacobsson and Curt Shi, I hope they can tell me in the comments or in an email what’s going on and why P1 is using this kind of spam mail?