Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Third time lucky!

Hi again Clare,

I've sent you a couple emails over the past two weeks and wanted to try one last time.

Thought you and the readers of CyberSmokeBlog.blogspot.com would be interested in Flink12, a new and completely different social network that encourages private sharing in small groups. As I'm sure you are aware, a number of the larger social networks have had serious issues around privacy, security, and a dilution of the meaning of "friends." Flink12 is the first of its kind to focus solely on the connections that are the most important in your life in a simple and fun way.

I've put together a microsite with info, images, videos, banners and more:


I would love for you to check it out and post a review of your thoughts. If you are able to post or tweet about your experience using Flink12 please send me the link so I can share it with my team. I’d be happy to answer any questions personally as well.

Thank you so much,

Brenda McEwan

Dear Brenda,

Thank you for writing

You'll have to excuse us if we seem a tad jaded but on average this site receives half a dozen unsolicited email daily - everything from Nigerian scam letters, to people selling how-to solutions to, yes, even invitations to pornography and that doesn't include the 3-4 telephone telemarketers.

Our latest "scamsters" are rather amusing. It started with an unsolicited e-mail, "Hey, thank you for contacting us about starting your own online business click here if you wish to unsubscribe." Problem is when you do it simply sends you to a series of circular links.

Soon the e-mail begin addressing us as "suscriber" or "affiliate" but the message is always the same, "Wow, I just made $5,231.25 in only 2-hours using this super secret software sitting on my ass in front of a computer." It started with one individual now they're up to 4 or 5. They're trying to retail an item for which they'll get a percentage on each unit sold. We've never replied to any of their messages, nor will we, immediately deleting them but they keep coming. One would think these people would eventually get the hint.

In your case you seem to have a legitimate venture so we don't mind posting your e-mail and even added a logo for good measure. Hopefully, some of our readers will see it and get in touch. Good luck with your enterprise and let us know from time to time how it's doing.

Clare L. Pieuk


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