Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classmates.com As Suspected: SPAM SCAM

There was always something suspect about classmates.com—like the fact that you were never able to access those loving messages from dear friends of bygone days or find out "who got married and who stayed single" without paying.

Fortunately, the Internet provided plenty of alternative threads to reconnect, sans $$. Then Facebook came along to provide the ultimate touchstone for resurrecting prehistoric relationships.

So it wasn't surprising to receive an email today citing a Class Action lawsuit against silly classmates.com. And boy, we're gonna cash in: If you pay for a Gold Membership, the settlement provides $2 off (which, BTW, automatically renews annually). Pass, thanks.

It was a clever endeavor in its day, but it spells out a common scam: SPAM. Class is over for this sorry site.