iPad Scam and Apologies
Hi everyone! Many of you may have received an email today inviting you to sign up to review an iPad, with an invitation coming specifically from me. I received this email earlier today from other bloggers I know and thought it was legitimate at first. I clicked on the link and then entered my email information, thinking I could specifically choose certain email addresses to invite (kind of like how you do on Facebook when you share something with your contacts). When it took forever to process, I decided to close out the screen and forget about the offer. If it looked too good to be true, it probably was.
I left my computer, ran some errands, and came back to my inbox to find several replies asking if it was a legitimate offer or telling me my email was hacked. I also found out that this company took the information I had entered (and thought had not finished processing) and emailed every single one of my contacts – 718 to be precise – ack!
As many of you know, I work hard to show that I am honest and have character and integrity. I am embarrassed that so many of my contacts were emailed information about what I consider a scam. If I had any idea that this would have happened, I would not have clicked on the link.
If you received this email, immediately delete it and don’t look back. If you clicked on it and entered your information, you’ll probably be getting several emails asking about it.
***IMMEDIATELY change the password on your email account so further activity will not happen.***
Again, I apologize for the huge annoyance this may have caused anyone. I personally can’t stand spam messages and am sorry that this spam message was sent out – with my name on it.
Thanks again for following The Mommy-Files! I hope everyone has a great night and a fabulous week!