Be Aware of an Evil Invitation of Spacelocker.com!!!

Spacelocker Logo最近、「○○(友人のe-mailのユーザー名)has invited you to Spacelocker」というメールを2通受け取った。開いてみると、こうあった。

Hi there,

You are invited to join ●●●●●@yahoo.co.jp(友人のメルアド) at Spacelocker, a cool place where you can meet friends fast and keep your online stuff in one place. Check it out.

Click the link below to Accept the Invitation:

http://www.spacelocker.com/signUp.php?fromid=NzE1MA==&ifrom=eXVraV9ob2FzaGlqcEB5YWhvby5jby5qcA==&ito=anBuc21pbGVAeWFob28uY28uanA=

Hi there,
You are invited to join yuki_hoashijp@yahoo.co.jp at Spacelocker, a cool place where you can meet friends fast and keep your online stuff in one place. Check it out.
Click the link below to Accept the Invitation:

spacelockerSpacelocker」なんて聞いたことはなかったけれど、Facebookmixiと同じようなSNSかと思って、友達も加入したのならと、興味半分に加入したのが失敗だった。まずMy Page(写真左)のデザインがひどい。Sign Upページの趣味の悪さから最初に気づくべきだった。ここまではまあいい。お子様向けのSNSに間違って入ってしまっただけ、すぐに登録をキャンセルすればいいはずだった。すぐに解除リクエストを送ったが、その際、どんなサイトなのかネットで調べてみて(記事1記事2)、真っ青になった。問題は、二つあるうちの左側の登録画面から加入してしまったこと。yahoo、gmail、AOL、 hotmailを使っている場合は、こちらか登録するものだと思ったのだ。「and spacelocker will invite your friends」というメッセージも、Facebookのように、自分が招待したければ、いつでも招待メールを送れる機能があると勘違いした。そしてメールアカウントと同じパスワードを設定してしまったので、登録完了した途端、Spacelockerが私のメールアカウントに侵入、アドレスブックに登録してある全てのメールアドレスを取得。もう連絡を取っていない旧友から親戚から旧職場の上司まで、すべての登録アドレスに勝手に招待メールを送ってしまったのだ!気づいたところで後の祭り。友人からの招待状も、彼女たちが登録した際に、自答的に私にメールが送られたんだろう。なんであんな悪趣味なサイトに彼女たちが招待メールを送って来た理由が、ようやくわかった。詐欺じゃないかと思うのだが、Spacelockerいわく、登録する際に、同意の上で加入したものと見なされるらしい。メールを受け取った人たちには本当に申し訳なく思う。スパムだと思って削除してくれるのを祈るばかりだ。ちなみに、Spacelockerは、マルタに本部を置き、Communication Officeはロンドンにあるそうだ。Spacelocker加入の際には、くれぐれもご注意を。

Recently I received 2 invitations with a subject “○○(username of my friends’ e-mail) has invited you to Spacelocker”. The invitations are like this.

Hi there,

You are invited to join ●●●●●@yahoo.co.jp (my friend’s e-mail address) at Spacelocker, a cool place where you can meet friends fast and keep your online stuff in one place. Check it out.

Click the link below to Accept the Invitation:

http://www.spacelocker.com/signUp.php?fromid=NzE1MA==&ifrom=eXVraV9ob2FzaGlqcEB5YWhvby5jby5qcA==&ito=anBuc21pbGVAeWFob28uY28uanA=

I’ve never heard of ‘Spacelocker‘ and it was a huge mistake to register with them – I just thought it was one of the SNS like Facebook and MySpace, and it should be OK if my friends registered. I regretted right way as soon as I saw their badly designed ‘my page’ (photo above). I should have assumed it when I saw equally cheesy sign-up page. Well, it was a small mistake that I signed up a SNS for teenagers and just canceled it. But as I searched internet about Spacelocker and I was completely freaked out (chceck article1 and article2). The problem was I signed up with the form on the left – I thought I had to use this form if you use yahoo, gmail, AOL, and hotmail. And I understood the message in the form “and spacelocker will invite your friends” as I could invite a friend among the people in my address book of my mail account after registration, if I wanted to, like a Facebook. But I was all wrong. I set up my password the same as my mail account, and as soon as I finished registration, Spacelocker accessed to my account and got all the registered mail address, and sent an invitation to all of them, from my friends and families to my former boss and some others I don’t want to contact to, without my consent!!! It was too late to regret. Now I understand why I received the invitations from my friends whom I thought would never invite me to that kind of site. It is like a cyber fraud but according to Spacelocker, we are a bunch of idiots who ‘agreed’ their terms and conditions when we registered, or illiterates who don’t understand English (site2). I feel really sorry for all of who received the invitation, and hope they just put it in a trash as a spam. For your reference, Spacelocker is “a European-based company headquartered on the Smart Island country of Malta, with a communications office in London”. Please be careful if you receive an Spacelocker invitation from your friend…

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