Or whatever your friend’s name is. (Everybody knows a “Megan,” right?).
You’ll get an email (see below). Don’t listen to the email. Instead, email the person whose name is being invoked by ShoppyBag and be all, “Hey girl, what’s up with this ShoppyBag stuff?”
Above all, do not “unsubscribe” and do not “report this email.”
That is all.
Here’s some background from last year. Seems as if traffic at SB has been down since the beginning of 2011 but things are hotting up again. Not too long ago, I had an exchange with a reporter from a big newspaper Back East – he’s baffled as to how ShoppyBag makes money, like, what’s the scam? As am I. No matter, just ignore it and it will go away…
Ah yes, once again, my nemesis ShoppyBag shows up in the gMail. It might happen to you too someday, maybe one of your buds will sign up for this shopping-with-your-friends webthing in order to see a photo from one of her (probably her, but anyway) friends. And then all the names in her address book will get an email like this:
I’m thinking that any photo that you’ll eventually get to see isn’t worth the effort of signing up for the ShoppyBag. See?
“Is ShoppyBag a scam of come sort?
ShoppyBag Virus – Gmail Help
How do I unsubscribe from this Shoppybag scam? It is invading my …
What can we do to get rid of ShoppyBag? I have reported it as spam …
I received an email from shoppybag.com saying someone, who I don’t …
So I was in the area, figured I’d drop by to 548 Market Street and ask about why the “ShoppyBag team” appears to be a bunch of cheeseballs. But then, this, this Earth Class Mail online mail service was all that was there. See?
(Bummer, had my fighting trousers on and everything.)
So, if you get an email from ShoppyBag, don’t reply, don’t respond, and don’t click on “report this email.” Just do nothing, as that’s exactly what the cheeseballs at ShoppyBag DON’T want you to do.
I’m thinking ShoppyBag might even be worse than FaceBook, so use caution.
And as for you, ShoppyBag Team, may your souls burn in hell.
(I’ll find your lair someday.)
Oh, and feel free to get a sneak peek of their oppressive terms of service (TOS) after the jump.