Yesterday my Blargus co-editor Ezra Silk posted saying he had fallen prey to and was concerned he’d accidentally emailed everyone he’s ever known. Yes Ezra, you did. I was on the phone when I got your e-mail and I absentmindedly went through the motions. By the time I realized what was really going on, it was too late— I had already spammed my entire address book. I’d like to take a moment now to recap the embarrassing fallout I have suffered since last night due to

• People who have joined because of me: My french TA from freshman year, my best friend’s mother.

• People who have contacted me directly to ask what is or if I’m even aware that I’ve sent them an e-mail: My ex-boyfriend, my sophomore year RA, my dad’s best friend from college, State Representative Matthew Lesser who I interviewed two years ago for Gov 151.

To review: may not damage your hard drive, but it will surely hurt your pride.

About gpalmer

Gianna Palmer is a senior English and Sociology major from Eugene, Oregon. At Wesleyan, Gianna has written for the Argus and Wesleying, and tutored through the Writing Workshop. Outside of Wesleyan, Gianna has interned/written for Preservation Magazine in Washington, D.C. and the New York Daily News. Besides heading up the Blargus, Gianna is keeping busy her senior year by doling out funds as a member of the Student Budget Committee, dancing in student-choreographed pieces and scoping out the class of 2014 as a senior interviewer in the Admissions Office.
  • Every Man

    Thanks for posting. I got a couple emails from them from someone I know well, googled “wegame”, and this popped up letting me know it’s a scam.

    Pride still intact!

  • Anshu

    Thanks for postig this…I got saved

  • John

    Thanks for the background info. At this moment your posts are the only serious source about the spam/scam on the web at this moment. Thanks for sharing!

    According to me is guilty of identity theft.

    Greetings from The Netherlands,


  • Jens

    Well, if it helps you, I have to admit that I’d fell prey to the same scam. If only I’ve seen your page earlier…
    Now I spammed ~100 people, most of which I have never spoken to in years, as well as some companies I had contact with, and no idea how I could reach without manully writing a mail to each and one of them (and thus doing another spam).
    Luckily enough this wasn’t my work account though.

  • Frank F

    Thanks I was filling out the form when they asked for my email password and that lit up a flag so I ran a search on scam and found out why they want it. Wont join this site for certain.

  • KL

    Yes. Thanks ofr posting this.

  • .Dot

    I know this blog entry is kinda old, but you can SKIP the step of giving them your email password. Not sure if this was possible at the time of your writing though.