Seems like the Blastoff Network has worked out the glitches in their shopping portal. I woke up this morning and my Facebook Inbox and Yahoo Inbox were full of spammy messages attempting to recruit me into this iJango like opportunity. It’s hard to believe that Pre Paid Legal is involved with this launch.
Here’s the text of one such email:
Blastoff is expected to grow faster then Faceebook did. Get your own piece of the internet!!!
#1) Its Free, Fun and you can make money
#2) Unlike Facebook, if someone gets to your network before you do, you’re out of luck- so you really want to get to your network first!
#3) There is real money on the table (Free to join- sounds too good to be true? It’s not!) It’s all about timing!
All you gotta do is click the link and get started for FREE…
Then be the first to invite your network…
It’s FREE, It’s FUN, It’s EASY
The Blastoff Network and their reps are using Spam to get this particular rocket off the launch pad. Blast Off is expected to grow faster than Facebook? The only people who expect that are the ones who are spamming.
Industry leader Shannon Denniston opened up a can of worms a few hours ago with his Facebook status message: "If you receive an email promoting "Blastoff", delete it immediately. This company is spamming entrepreneurs." Go Shannon!
Here’s another comment from Shannon Denniston on his Facebook page:
When you send someone something that they did not grant you consent to send them, you are spamming. The fine for this activity is $11,000 PER SPAM EMAIL transmitted… send just 100 of them and you’re looking at a fine of more than $1,000,000.
BTW, the spam email I received was sent from blastoffnetwork.com and when you do a whois lookup on it, it… Read More shows a Domains by Proxy listing which is a BIG red flag… they are trying to hide their identity. I am on hold right now with Domains by Proxy (GoDaddy), their abuse department is researching the matter. I have asked that their domain be de-activated per GoDaddy’s TOS. We shall see what happens.
Good luck Blastoff!