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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jhoos - SCAM

I woke up this morning to find an invitation to Jhoos dating service, from a friend. I thought I would be nice and join up as a friend.

Well if you receive an email from anyone for this company don't do it. I went through all the motions, I was 1/2 asleep when I did it. Its a nasty thing if you ask me. It not only emails everyone on your email list, it also makes you download software that unblocks your pop-up blocker for advertisements.

The company says its a FREE service, but the catch is they make you look at all their ads, that you don't want to see.

I had to delete the program that it added to my computer, had to change my email password, had to email all my friends and tell them that this place is a scam.

I woke up in a bad mood, and now I am just pissed off. I am not pissed at them, I am pissed at myself for not checking out the company first. It also taught me not to do anything while I am just waking up.

ugh,
Allen

29 comments:

Larry Ohio said...

I got the email too, but thanks to your message, I just deleted it without responding to it. Thank you Allen!

Michael Rivers said...

Thanks for the warning!! I'll keep an eye out for this one.

Anonymous said...

I received an invitation to join Jhoos, from a long time good friend of mine, but when they asked for my aim screen name and password, I got suspicious. That's mighty foward of them, wanting to get to my address book. I'm tired of involving my friends, in something most would have NO INTEREST in.

I'll have to let my friend in Costa Rica know that although we are friends, this site will be just another problem child.

I figure if it's so so good, I can join it down the road, but this morning isn't that "magic moment" lol

Stan in NH said...

Those email requests are really a pain in the neck. Even if you decide you're not interested in joining sometimes there is damage done anyway.
Luckily, all my friends are millionaires in Africa with large sums of unclaimed money in European banks. I am so busy helping them move money into my accounts that I don't have time for email scams. :)

pamela said...

What program did it add to your computer? I can't see anything suspicious and was just hit with this "thing" this morning!
Pam in NE

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen this before I opened the one I got. I accepted the "invitation" from a friend, and it wanted confirmation of my email address AND password. I thought it was part of yahoo, so I did it and then it sent the same stupid thing out to everyone in my address book. I am LIVID!!! Can you tell me how much personal info they are able to steal from you if you opened it? Thank you.

Allen said...

@ Larry - You are welcome.

@ Michael - You are welcome.

@ Stan - I agree with you. hehe

@ Pamela - To be honest with you I dont even remember what the file was called. I was pretty much out of commission, with my roomy in the hospital.

@ Anonymous - To be honest with you I am not sure how much they can take. But if you had personal info on any of your friends list, I am sure they have it too.

___________________

Thanks for all the comments, sorry it took me so long to reply, My roomy was in the hospital and that took priority over this.

Have a great day everyone,
Allen

Anonymous said...

I received an invitation from one of my friends also, but luckily I decided to do a little research to see what this website is all about. As a result, I came across this web page. Thanks a lot Allen! Thanks to you, I will not sign up for the website and will delete the invitation right away.

Anonymous said...

This just happend to me today MAY 21 2010. I got an invite from a good friend of mine, right away I thought it was a bit odd since he had been with the same girl steady for like 8 years. Why would he be on a dating site? I clicked accpet on the email link, and when it started asking me too many questions I knew something was wrong. I googled for info and found plenty. ALL BAD! STAY AWAY from Jhoooooos!!!

Anonymous said...

thank youuuuuuu!!

Anonymous said...

I also got that invitation from a friend. I was in a hurry to go to a lecture. Anyway I accepted the invitation AND my e-mail address and password and guess what??? it sent invitations to my lecturers also!!!I wish I had seen this before. Anyway thanks Allen.

Oh, BTW I got an invitation from another friend this morning. I'm going to warn her about this. Thanks again.

Jeongkyun said...

Thanks mate

Anonymous said...

I just got an email invitation from a friend of mine to join this network, but I got suspicious and decided to browse around a little. Thank you very much for the warning.

Anonymous said...

Thanks from Kenya! I've forwarded it to my pals... Ciku

Anonymous said...

is there a fix for this?

Anonymous said...

I just got this email today...so its still doing the rounds and messing up ppls account...luckily i googled and your page came up...thanks :) you just saved me.

Anonymous said...

Just received an invite from my old boss. Seeing as we are both hetro men I thought it was a little odd he was inviting me to join a dating website! Glad I checked here first. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I do received an invitation from a friend, tempting but it is really wise to check it out first and see whats up with this thing, with so many negative say, I guess Im thankful enough not to bother with JHOOS site at all! Thanks for all your advices!!!!

JIMBO said...

Thanks Allen, can you get me a physical address of this JHOOS group or office? I will paid them a visit once for all. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

http://whois.domaintools.com/jhoosmessenger.com

Jhoos information... they're in india enjoy!

Anonymous said...

F*ck! They got me too...now all of my address book. Thanks for this post...where is this damn file embedded on my computer? How can I block it from accessing my email account now?

Anonymous said...

What can be done to stop this? I got tricked too and I'm very upset about this! I have changed my email password, what else can be done to make sure the mass emailing stops? This should be stopped!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information. I just got the email yesterday (9/5/2011) from someone I am not friends with ... an aunt of my husband! I had never heard of JHoos so I googled it and the firste site I hit was yours. Needless to say ... I won't be accepting the invite!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Jane said...

REcommendation, change your email password...and maybe a few others, as well. Wish I would have searched first. Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

add this to previous 9/22/11 ~12:55 pm post...They also ask for your email and password - DO NOT EVER give you email logon password to strangers, or stranger things will happen...

uptowndebbie

Anonymous said...

I also realized that my 1st post didn't go through - This invite definitely puts up red flags.

I received the invite from a very happily married good friend in his 40's and I'm a happily married woman in my 60's...RF #1

They also ask you for your email and logon password up front, as well as personal info
RF #2

I deleted it the 1st time, but they resent the request a 2nd time. BEWARE

The friend who supposedly invited me is not particulary computer literate, but I did inform him today and after reading this site will prompt him to reset his logon password.

uptowndebbie

Anonymous said...

okay i am usually pretty good at this but i was conded. How do i get rid of this

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I was immediately suspicious when asked for my password so I googled and found this site. It was awful when facebook used my address book ( let's not forget that just because of facebook's popularity). That then enabled someone to start sending me lesbian solicitations from multiple untraceable, unstoppable sources.

Just say no!

Anonymous said...

Got this today in two different accounts. Emailed the people who sent it to me so they can take remedial action. Be aware another one going around is from IQ Elite that takes you through a "personality test" then asks you to sign onto your email account.

Hoya

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