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31 October 2017 @ 09:27 pm
Uber spams  
1) Out of nowhere Uber sent me spam to my several different work emails:

I have no idea who Sherry Knight is.

2) Unsubscribe link goes to a page that asks me to enter my email address.

3) When I replied to their email and asked to unsubscribe, I received:
From: noreply email <noreply@uber.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 9:22:01 PM
===8<==============Original message text===============
Hi there,

Looks like you’re trying to get in touch with us, but you’ve replied to an address that no longer accepts incoming messages as we make support available directly in the Uber app. As a result, your email was not received.

To contact us, tap Help in the Uber app and select your issue from the menu. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions and get in touch by visiting help.uber.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Uber Support

If you’re unable to log in to your account, please click here: https://help.uber.com/locked-out

===8<===========End of original message text===========

4) So I marked these Uber emails as spam in my inbox.

5) Uber is quite spammy in general.
They use nasty tricks when they push their "Uber driver" jobs to job seekers.
For example, they use the same job description in many zip codes, but then they do keywords stuffing like this: "if you are accountant or bookkeeper or customer service representative then you can work as an Uber driver".

6) Just searched my old emails for other Uber emails and found that I received similar Uber offers 3 Jan 2017 ("Jason Ray Cunningham sent you $250") and 24 May 2016 ("JULIE FEDERICO sent you $100").
I do not know who "Jason Ray Cunningham" or "JULIE FEDERICO" are either.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/141822.html
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convertorcon_vertor on November 1st, 2017 07:32 am (UTC)
так наверно они по реферальной программе убера получают бонусы, вот и награббили емэйлов.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 1st, 2017 08:55 am (UTC)
"Реферальная программа" - это правдоподобное объяснение.
В любом случае, этот спам посылает сам Убер, а индивидуальных спамеров использует в качестве прикрытия.
convertorcon_vertor on November 1st, 2017 09:07 am (UTC)
фейсбук тоже знатный спамер,
причем не только мне спамит - но и моему папе - у которого вообще нет аккаунта там.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 1st, 2017 09:09 am (UTC)
Разве от спама Facebook нельзя отписаться?
Особенно, если нет аккаунта.
convertorcon_vertor on November 1st, 2017 09:16 am (UTC)
если нет аккаунта не знаю.

если есть аккаунт - даже ставишь галку чтоб не слал писем - но все равно нет-нет да и пришлет
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 1st, 2017 09:30 am (UTC)
> если нет аккаунта не знаю.

Папа не пробовал нажать "Unsubscribe"?
convertorcon_vertor on November 1st, 2017 09:33 am (UTC)
ну вот это я не спросил