Blubet sent you a special gift too?
Blubet.com is supposed to be social networking meets betting for fun — they call it social betting. It’s also generating a ton of emails that appear spam-like. I’ve gotten 3 Blubet invites, which were soon followed by 3 apologies (I’ve removed personal info as noted by – \/snip\/ )::
I accidentally sent out a blubet ‘gift.’ Don’t open this, because you might not know what it’ll do to the computer. Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Hi Please ignore my previous email, I accidentally clicked a link that spammed my entire contacts list. Sorry for the inconvenience.
My apologies for this mass email; perhaps you’ve already received a spurious email, supposedly from me concerning a free gift from “BluBet.” Don’t open it; delete it, spam it, step on it, do whatever else, but don’t open it.
I don’t know how it sent emails to ALL my contacts even though I did not open the BluBet email.
I hope all’s well with you, this e-hiccup notwithstanding. Thanks for this, and this IS from me, \/snip\/, and I’ve got no gift for you, unfortunately.
So I don’t know what BluBet is doing, and who knows, some spammer or phisher might be posing as BluBet. The website looks legitimate enough, with a blog to boot, but I’m afraid to click on any links that purport to be from them — because I sure don’t want to inadvertently click somewhere wrong and send invites out to everyone in my address book.
And BluBet is persistent too. When I’ve ignored the first “special gift” invite, it comes back at me with this reminder email:
On Mar 03, 2008, \/snip\/ sent you an invitation to join BluBet.
On Sunday (Mar 16), this invitation will expire. Follow this link to join BluBet:
Signing up is free and takes less than a minute.
Please do not reply directly to this email. This message has been forwarded at the request of \/snip\/. BluBet will not use or retain your e-mail address for any other purpose as a result of this referral.
If you would prefer not to receive invitations from ANY BluBet members please click here
BluBet, Inc., 208 Utah Street, Suite 404, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Emails with embedded links seem so unsafe and risky. Have you found any solutions to persistent Blubet invite emails bearing special gifts? What would you do?