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Sunday, March 18, 2012

I got one of these Tagged E-Mails today and I decided to look up "" and boy am I glad I did!:O Email Scam - "Your Friend Tagged You" - Phishing for Your Identity

 Phishing - The Email Scam
"Cathy Tagged You!"

You may have received an email like the one below that looks very authentic, like it came from a friend of yours, via This email was not sent by your friend or any real acquaintance. It is a scam BY to phish for more people to sign up on
If you receive an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there.
When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be handing the spammers the keys to your email accounts.  That is how this type of phishing works. Other blogs have reported that Tagged Inc. scoops up your personal email addresses by manipulating the you, unsuspecting user, into entering your Google account information - something you should never, ever do. Invitation messages are then sent to everyone in your contact list are sent without the possibility of you choosing which “friends” you want to “tag”.
Remember, there's risk in giving your personal details, even just your email address to social network websites". And no reputable business would send you an email requesting your personal account information for its own or any other service. Any such email you receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to the attention of the business being 'phished'.
Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly
Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in 2007. We have put a warning over the links to the phisher's website.

Who is

IP’s of the Tagged’d servers.
The registered owner is “Tagged, LLC”
Address is a PO box in San Francisco. is a social networking site. During registration, they ask applicants to supply an email address and a password for accessing that email account (something you should NEVER do!) so Tagged can examine your address book to "match you up with your friends,".  In truth, then uses your address book and contacts list to email invitations to those addresses.  The person who signed up for is generally unaware that this is happening until angry friends and contacts ask what is going on! Be sure to read's Terms of Service.
The emails sent by often claim that the recipients have been "added as a friend," "sent photos" or "sent a private message" on Tagged.

I clicked on the link and entered information, What will happen now?

You'll probably get a LOT more spam and other junk email. Anyone in your address book of the email account your supplied to Tagged may receive email messages from Tagged, without your knowledge.

What can I do about it?

Write back to the person who is referenced in the email (but write to them directly, not through and tell them what happened.  Ask them to cancel their account and complain to
You may want to complain to:
You can also complain to's ISP/hosting company  (Internet Service Provider, the company that puts their website on the internet).
They may change hosts often, so the best way to find out who is hosting is to go to
You can also use any one of the free resources below to determine current network provider of
For more information about phishing, see this page.

I got one of these Tagged E-Mails today and I decided to look up "". And boy am I glad I did!:O I wasn't going to click on anything in the e-mail for sure. But, I was thinking that it was just plain old Spam. Till I looked it up! It looks like it is a Phishing Scam too!!! I always Forward Suspected Phishing Scam E-Mails to the US Government. So, at least they can add them to their Data Base and hopefully go after the worst offenders... Here are the US Government e-mail addresses that you can forward Suspected Phishing and Scam E-mails too... or


Here's a Screen Shot of the E-mail I got from today... is a Spam Scamm! - Google Search
Has anyone besides myself got an e-mail from - Yahoo! Answers
How to Block Tagged Mail - The Latest E-Mail Spammer in Town Email Scam - "Your Friend Tagged You" - Phishing for Your Identity - Tagged
"Tagged" anyone? - Web Hosting Talk
Beware of scam - Wants Your Credit Card info - adamchavez's posterous

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