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Zorpia is a Pfishing Scam: BEWARE!!

Pfishing Scam: Zorpia

I apologize if you are getting emails from me asking you to join Zorpia or worse, see a message from me. I am convinced, after my bad experience with Zorpia, that this is a pfishing scam.

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It all started with PickyKidPix who opened the first Zorpia email from her friend Devin. Devin had no idea that such an email was sent out. No one does. I then got an email from my daughter that I had a message from her. Given that it was 11:00 pm and she was asleep, I opened the email. The only way to see the message was to allow it access to my Facebook.

Big mistake. I realized pretty quickly that there was something weird about this site because it immediately started emailing my contacts. I shut down my account. Or tried to. Normally, when you delete your account on any social media, you get the message that it’s deleted and you can’t find your account anymore. This site had my account up for at least two days after I “deleted” it. I sent several messages via their contact email to no avail.

I deleted all the connecting apps to Zorpia for Facebook and Twitter. I changed the passwords to my email, Twitter and Facebook. Still the emails to my friends inviting them to join Zorpia at my invitation continued. This was three months ago. The emails, I’m told, continue to plague my email contacts.

My husband went through this as well. He finally deleted his Facebook account. It didn’t matter. Somehow Zorpia got his email addresses through Facebook and continue to email his friends even now 3 MONTHS LATER!

And then … the scam emails started. The ones where someone has lost his or her passport and needs money wired over. Or the big “lottery” I won if I click here. They have my email address from my daughter, and now they are trying to get me to do something or get further access to my account. Something is not right here.


Especially if they are from me at PragmaticMomBlog@gmail.com .

p.s. I never received any reply from my emails to Zorpia either. Not even an auto-reply.

p.p.s. My daughter says she is getting more emails from another social media site similar to Zorpia that actually rhymes with Zorpia. Beware of that one too. I’ll get the name from her today.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Oh no, sounds like a nightmare. Good to know.
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  2. Dee

    Looks like Wikipedia agrees with you:

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  3. Good to know. Thanks for the warning!
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  4. eden

    i wanted delete my pics but i dont find any setting to can delete and neither my account zorpia doesent delete.HELP!!

  5. Walt

    Hi Mia,

    Good day! My name is Walt and I am authorized to speak on behalf of Zorpia.

    First of all we appreciate your interest in us for writing a blog which gave us a way to address your problem with Zorpia. We hope that we have properly addressed your concern.

    As stated in our email, Zorpia is not a phishing site and we did not violate any email privacy. It is definitely against our policy to access people’s email contacts without prior authorization.

    Our site gives users the option of inviting their friends to join the site and this is an action which is only undertaken with the user’s explicit permission to us to access their email contacts. Zorpia’s process is standardized and employed by all leading social networks to help new users find and add their friends on the site.

    Zorpia’s mission is to help and provide the easiest way for people to make new friends from around the world. We are concerned to see that the content you posted is untrue, harmful to our company and bound to negatively influence some of our potential users. It also damages our reputation.

    We would like to know if there is anything we can do to remove this blog entry about Zorpia?

    • Hi Walt,
      Zorpia has REPEATEDLY emailed my contacts without permission from me. Your site is deliberately designed such that one can not view a message without giving Zorpia access to Facebook. Then, when you try to delete the Zorpia account, it takes more than two days. In fact, you have continued to email my contacts for months AFTER I deleted my account at Zorpia AND sent in emails to your support group asking for my account to be removed and for Zorpia to stop emailing my friends using my account.

      You should read your own Wikipedia on Zorpia which confirms my own personal experience:

      Zorpia is social networking service, popular in India and China, that uses unethical methods such as spamming, scamming and phishing to recruit users.

      Zorpia is infamous for sending repetitive “private messages” to people who are not users, referring to fake senders who never sent any message, “inviting” people to read those “messages” by joining Zorpia by providing their private data.

      The site metric data (like the number of users) has not been verified by external parties and it has been suggested that the site is using phishing techniques to gather private user data.

      People have been reporting that the account deletion requests are not honoured and their data is continuously used for outbound invitations, and their – supposedly deleted – photographs being shared with others.

      As for taking down my post, how about INSTEAD you and your company issue a statement of apology and stop doing unethical phishing activity? You should also investigate all the claims similar to mine. Obviously, I am not the only one and if you truly believe your company is legitimate, you need to do your research.
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  6. Matt

    Thanks Mia!!!

    This was very helpful. I just received an e-mail from Zorpia saying I had a private message. I had never heard of Zorpia before, so I did some reseatch. I am so glad I found this website before I signed up.

  7. paulo

    don’t know what to say, I got an email, and my outlook open on the right pane, now, my outlook is frozen, I lost all my work that I been doing for the last 5 years, I already got a lawyer today, and no mercy so as far as you know, my outlook keeps connecting to your server like a virus, and I cant use my outlook to see any emails.
    this is the only email that you will get from myself, the lawyer will carry one. see you in court, you have no right to do this without permission, I never login into your site or asked for it.

  8. Cheng

    I have received tons of email from Zorpia claiming that my friends have left me a private message as well. My questions are, how did they know my friends’ info( Location, full name) And how did they get photos of one of my teacher plus her age? I have yet to ask them if they personally signed up for Zorpia or not, but I am anticipating that they would say that they never signed up or heard of Zorpia. I guess Zorpia is just a crappy piece of spamming/hacking/anti-privacy website, possibly used by the NSA in america as well(I live in China).

    • Hi Cheng,
      I think Zorpia pfished your friends info from your Facebook account when they forced you to let them have access to your Facebook in order to see the message that your “friend” sent you. It’s a very clever pfishing scheme and it was hard to stop the emails from going to my contact list once they gained access.

      I would change the passwords to your social media and make sure you remove Zorpia from the permissions to any of your accounts. My husband also shut down his Facebook account but that is a drastic step.
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  9. Halvor


    yesterday day I got a private message from a friend. Since this also refered to Google I tried to open the message. I had to accept access to my contacts and soon discovered that I was about to invite all my contacts to Zorpia. Since there was no Cancell option, I just closed down the window. Now I am getting mails asking to complete my registration. I have clicked “Stop sending related emails” so hopefully I am out of it.

  10. Thanks for this. I’ve been getting emails saying someone (name of a friend) has sent me a message on Zorpia. I did not give any details to Zorpia, so could not see the message – I thought it must be a phishing scam.

  11. maria

    I got invited through my friend to open Zorpia and I got hundreds of dates. As I never have been on a dating line before I answered one date and discovered after 30 days promising me love and more, that SCAM existed. I never heard that word ROMANCE SCAM before, but now I know and thank you very much for your blog! We all should share this one! ZORPIA is working a lot in Germany, and the anti-scam-forum has increased dramatically. Police can’t do nothing against it, and politicants are not really interested either. So tell me, what could we do?

    • Hi Maria,
      I didn’t realize that Zorpia is also a dating scam. The only thing you can do is delete your Zorpia profile and change your passwords to your email and Facebook but it might be too late as Zorpia seems to grab your information almost immediately after it penetrates your email and Facebook. You can also email your list and Facebook friends NOT to open any message from you from Zorpia and that it’s a pfishing scam.

      I think just getting the word out to your contacts helps a lot (and then they also won’t get mad at you if they get the Zorpia email!).
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  12. Tanya

    I hear about these type of this happening a lot with many sites and some sites I know of are very well known sites good reviews trustworthy some not so much but a lot of profiles are being hacked emails messages sent received inbox are being spammed virus also user are many times asked to sigh in click on what seems to be the web site that your a user to but in fact it’s not really the web site it’s a fake site or a fake email also know a days it’s very easy to fake a site a banner an email a text a phone call with apps codes even that this has happened to more then 1,2,3 and so on and for them not replying that happeneds a lot of time

    • Hi Tanya,
      I can’t believe that I asked Zorpia to shut down my accounts but they are still sending out spam messages asking my friends to join. I only know because I have several email accounts and there is one that I rarely check. I just checked last week and found a pile of invitations from Zorpia FROM MYSELF and these emails were very recent. They are such liars. They told me they stopped spamming my friends months ago but they are still doing it.
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  13. melvin

    thank for the info. because i always receive email from zorpia…

  14. Nicole Melvin

    I recenty got an email from Zorpia telling me that one of my best friends.

    So on getting this email from noreply@zorpia.com I asked her if she knew what her was and if she had sent me a ‘private message’ using it.

    She told me that she hadn’t any idea of what Zorpia is and thatshe didnt send me a privat message on it. Zorpia is obviosly a scam – I ammedietly googled on what it may be and found this page, i’m glad I read this before allowing it the access .

  15. Dennis

    I received a messa from Jean and it states that I have to place all of my information prior to viewing the message, the kicker is that the other recommended friends that I may know are all from Uganda. I’ve been spammed before but getting a new message every hour or so is a bit ridiculous. It’s sent from a different address every time because I have to keep marking the email as spam

  16. Alex

    Unfortunately, even ‘legit’ social media sites and mobile apps condition us to give away all our contacts to them, so when a site like zorpia comes along with a so-called reference from an acquaintance, it’s all too easy to give them the access they ask for. I’m trying to refrain from installing any mobile apps that require access to my contacts, but this means that I cannot use most popular apps (probably for the best).

  17. Margie

    I received an e-mail from Zorpia that a friend of mine sent me a private message (and of course they wanted immediate access to all my contacts, likes, friends, photos etc. on Facebook- but of course I didn\’t allow it! \” The thing is this friend has \”apparently\” sent me a private message according to Zorpia, but this friend of mine is NOT linked to me on Facebook….however he has sent me an e-mail some months ago. So it looks like they somehow have access to my gmail email!!!??? Thank you so much for this Blog to warn people! I guess I will have to find a way to change my e-mail sign-in password??, but HOW?

    • Hi Margie,
      Yes, that is exactly how Zorpia works. I’m not sure how they got a hold of your email addresses either. I’d change the password on your email account but I suspect it’s too late. I think they got your email from your friend’s Facebook account. Somehow they are able to access it because they did the same thing to me.
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  18. Marco Baer

    I am completely not agree with it that Zorpia is full of fake peoples . I get good services from it and that helped me lot to make my social presence well. Yes there was a problem of emailing but that is solved now so you dont have to worry about It .

  19. whats this

    Crying wolf for attention.
    By now you should be knowing that internet content is not responsible for your life. Use alias email accounts for non-official work and only reserve your real email for official communication such as your bank, your utility company, paypal and family.

  20. ZORPIA is a cursed aggressive operator who deceievd me by such an operation as this and forces people to make their profile photo looking like a convict and if you want to go to the link to delet the account, the damned website aggressively keeps posting the same page saying:
    Your account has been restricted…

    Your profile photo is not compliant with our Terms of Service.
    Verify & Restore Your Account:
    Photo Verification And does not let you in until you comply. THIS TERRORISM IS ABUSE, and they should be removed from the Internet and be punished! I WANT MY ACCOUNT TO BE REMOVED! But these devils will not let me. To hell with them!
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    • Hi Dutch Lion Frans,
      Yes, I agree. Zorpia is a pfishing site and they hold your account hostage when you try to delete it to gain access to your email addresses through Facebook, I think, which you have accidentally given them access too. Then, they start emailing pfishing emails to your contacts to get them to join Zorpia and also to try to extract money from them with those fake “I need money wired to me because I’m having a travel emergency” scheme or some other means. I think that because they operate in Asia, that they are not being shut down.
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  21. annemarieluis

    Coucou bonsoir comment allez vous moi c’estr Marie et vous et je chercher un homme pour fait ma vie et j ais une fille de 5ans

  22. I don’t know why you people are complaining, I get lots of emails from pretty women some of whom I have dated and even had beautiful sex with. Zorpia is just great.



  24. ana

    Ola iniciei uma conversa pelo zorpia, ate perceber que era um perfil falso.
    Consegui me proteger a tempo, mas fiquei preocupada pq devem ter usado fotos de alguém de verdade para fazer o perfil.
    O estrago emocional foi grande. Obrigada

  25. Ash

    Some good news: I kept getting messages from someone I don’t know from Zorpia, so I decided to do a quick google search. This website is one of the first ones to show up! Thank you for writing this! I clicked “opt out of receiving emails from zorpia” and did not give them any information, so I hope that this solves the issue. The email telling me that I had a message kept being sent, and they even had passive aggressive email titles such as “We send you Danny’s message (again)” and then two hours later, yet another email! It’s ridiculous. Thanks again for writing this so other people see it when they google “zorpia”!

  26. Micah

    Thanks for this blog. I just got one of those scam emails and didn’t click the link, and figured I’d let you know what I did to protect my data. I also think your best options are to email all of your contacts and let them know to ignore and block all emails from zorpia. And good job disconnecting them from your accounts. That was important.

    Here’s my reasoning (from the mind of a mildly paranoid engineer) 🙂

    I don’t trust ANY email that I don’t recognize, and a lot that I do. The zorpia email was supposedly from an old acquaintance I hadn’t talked to in years, and why didn’t she just email me? And what is zorpia? Too many red flags.

    First thing I did was copy the View Message link from the email (right-click, then select Copy Link). Then I opened an incognito window in Chrome – Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer call this “private browsing”. Private / incognito browser windows don’t contain any of your cookies (cookies are where your browser stores your login information for other sites) so if zorpia tried connecting to facebook or google or twitter, those sites would ask me to log in. The login prompt would be a super obvious indication of trouble; plus, zorpia would not be able to gain access without me taking explicit action.

    I noticed the URL was zorpia.com/signup – which is clearly not what I intended to do so I went straight to a google search for zorpia, and this post was the second link – thanks! I read it after reading their wikipedia entry.

    A comment about changing your passwords – unless you gave your password to zorpia they probably don’t have them. It sounds like you gave them direct access to your facebook and twitter accounts, possible google as well, and they abused your trust by copying your contacts. This takes seconds. Once they have your contacts they can email them without access to your accounts, and there’s nothing you can do about that. You don’t have control over their copy of your data. Welcome to the internet. It’s dangerous.

    Impersonating you over email is sadly easy. There’s an email option to set the reply-to field to any email address you want – for example, I can send email with reply-to set to PragmaticMomBlog@gmail.com. A lot of people will think it came from you, even though if you look carefully at the email headers it’s clear it wasn’t sent from you. So changing your passwords is probably not helpful since zorpia is probably not sending emails from your accounts, just pretending to.

    Good luck with this mess. And thanks again for maintaining this.

    • Hi Micah,
      Oh god. That’s exactly what happened. I didn’t realize it was so easy for them to access but that’s why I couldn’t stop them from emailing my contacts FOR MONTHS! I did tell my contacts via Facebook to ignore but that wasn’t sufficient.

      Thanks so much for your insight on how this happened. It’s evil what they are doing. And I think they then use the emails to pfish for money via messages about being stranded and needing money wired to me.
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  27. gho

    thanks for this post. i supposedly received a “private message” from an acquaintance last night through zorpia, and when i went to look at it, i was taken to a page where i had to “login” through my google account. that’s when i stopped.

    after reading this, i will let my acquaintance know what happened.

    also, there is now a link from the wikipedia page on zorpia to your google permissions settings so you can disallow any access from zorpia (for anyone who has mistakenly granted such access). i checked, and thankfully, i had stopped in time.

  28. micah (2)

    Glad I randomly checked this site, having just received one myself. The more comments I read regarding this the more I’m convinced that the site is a front for a Chinese Foreign Intelligence program of some sort, especially considering the fella who started it has worked in an advanced computer research facility……..well as per wikipedia.

  29. barb

    Dear mom, i just emailed u with a similar story that happened to me. Feel free to contact me or post it here. The guy who spoke for zorpia is full of it. I’ve been trying to shut down my profile for over a month

    • Hi Barb,
      It took me three days to shut down my Zorpia account and I sent them a dozen angry emails until it happened. Good luck. I heard another theory that this is set up by the Chinese military for cyber attacks. I’m sure if that’s true though.
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  30. Jobdevaa

    Spin it all you want. I gave Zorpia access to my Facebook page (and contacts) but nowhere did you explicitly inform me you were going to send messages in my name.That’s unethical and dishonest.Don’t be surprised if your business fails fairly quickly. The word is out and you know how quickly the word spreads on social media.Lots of tweets and retweets will be your undoing. It may not be phishing but it’s harmful. I really hope a hacker conducts a denial of service attack on your site.(hint,hint)

    • Hi Jobdevaa,
      There’s definitely something fishy about Zorpia but it could go beyond pfishing and into cyber attacks. The emails Zorpia collects can be used for cyber attacks by setting up a beachhead by which to penetrate a company’s internal websites and servers. I guess we should all be careful about opening email attachments in particular.
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  31. My boyfriend just received a email saying a woman named Helen sent him a private message when we clicked on to see the message it sent us to his Gmail account but before going to Gmail it suddenly when to a site zorpia for a brief second then asked for his Gmail log in information….weird

  32. Viliam

    Recently, im getting them almost daily from anyone i bought something online. Eg, i bought some fitness equipment like 5-6 years ago and they send me zorpia invitations now. Seem they just abuse the contacts of every member…
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  33. geline

    I received same messages “left message from (someone I knew)” repeatedly though they are in my spam folder. What I noticed is that most of the names they used were actually found in my Yahoo Account Contacts, But when I pointed my cursor to the names who allegedly left me a message- the true email appeared it was not actually from the real person I knew ie: alddg@zorpia. I would like to believe that Yahoo accounts are easily hacked compared to Gmail accounts.

    thanks to this blog , i truly confirmed that it was actually a Phishing Site that collects data without your permission. I will give warnings to my family and friends.

    • Hi Geline,
      I’m not sure if Yahoo accounts are hacked more easily than Gmail but Zorpia seems to be pfishing through sending emails from someone they sign up to all their email contacts with a message from that person. In order to see the message, they force you to let them access your Facebook account and they seem to pull your email addresses from there.
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  34. Agnes

    Zorpia keeps sending emails to my contacts on my behalf even after I deleted my account with them. I don(‘t know what to do more. Any clue?

  35. mike

    I have been on this site over one year. I have contact with over 1000 people. they all dishonest and scamers. some one has to stop them.

  36. Allan Wade

    I have been getting emails from zopia someone opened an account under my name even my photos have sent them an email saying I was going to report them to the AFP Australian Federal Police if they did not take down the account. .I await with interest. .The Internet has a lot to answer for..
    And yes I am a real person living in Adelaide

  37. Antti

    I hate your messages. Stop sending. I delete every mail

  38. GregT

    If you gave zorpia access to your Gmail account, you have to go in security settings on gmail (then “applications and websites connected”) and block zorpia. It’s quite easy to do. If not, zorpia can continue to see what it wants in your contacts.

  39. Sophie

    I’m so scared right now! My heartbeat is probably a million!!!!

    My friend and I got an email from this website. She didn’t open it but I did, not knowing, and actually made an account with my main gmail!!!

    I’m so scared!!!!!!!! Can it hack my account or my computer? I’m quite young, and I’m practically scared to death! I read your post and I’m terrified right now! Please, please reply! Can it take over my account or my email?!

    • Hi Sophie,
      It an get access to your contacts through Facebook and send out emails to your contacts. Email your contacts to tell them not to open anything “from” you regarding Zorpia. Tell your Facebook friends also. And change the passwords to both though I’m not sure if that will help.
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    • Hi Sophie,
      Go into gmail settings and into security and you can remove Zorpia from accessing your email. I just did it. There’s a comment on this chain that explains how.
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  40. I have been through 3 scams on this site alone. I’m so tired of scams. It was my birthday today and I have been left feeling very down and empty.
    the men appear like normal nice guys but end up wanting a commitment very fast telling you they love you etc. After you start feeling like their a good person they start trying to get money from you,
    The last guy even sent me documentation of his birth certificate drivers license and ownership of property and I was feeling he was legitimate.
    Then claiming he had a job in Nigeria needed me to send $15,000 I don’t think so. Do not have that kind of money anyway.

  41. Dirk Whittemore

    I just received an e-mail identical to the one you received initially. It was from someone on my Google + friends list. I don’t know him personally, and he was added when Google + first started. I just checked his profile and his last post was in January. I personally have not heard from him. When I clicked on the e-mail to read the message, it wanted me to log in to my Google account. I knew then it was a phishing scam as I am always logged into Google on my account. I can go to Google +, Gmail, and anything else Google anytime even after having turned my computer off.

    I Googled Zorpia and this blog post came up. Thanks for posting this info!

  42. yania

    I just found out. I got a message from zorpia saying it was from my friend. I didn’t think much of it and opened it. I thought maybe she needed something(I should have realised she could have directly sent me the message). I got my account connected without givingmuch thought to it. I didn’t upload my PIC or anything yet thankfully.I feel so stupid. M closing it right now.

  43. Ken

    I’m an IT guy so I am somewhat aware of the tricks the scammers do to get you to download their “software”. Beware of anything that asked you to click on a button. It will take something like Malwarebytes to scrub it out. It may also be in your task scheduler. fyi

  44. Stuart

    Zorpia is a scammer website, guys posing as woman on there. They pose a s a woman and ask you to send them money so they can come out to see you.
    Hers one name on zorpia to beware of Martha Kent 69, I traced it down to a guys name of James Mannick. Beware of this Guy.

  45. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mia for your post. FaceBook is creepy enough as it is – when I unsubscribed from them, they wrote to the effect of, ‘sorry you’re leaving, but your info is here for whenever you come back’ – ick!!!

  46. Grateful

    Thanks heaps for your post. I just got one from them under a contact’s name, and being the paranoid I am, googled straight for it and found your post. They won’t get anything from me. How frightening it is to see that these comments go way back and is still going. Again, thank you!

  47. mads


  48. andrew

    Hi I am also a victim of zorpia.I wasn’t aware that there is an account under my name on zorpia. I’m really bothered how did that happened.? I also have two pictures uploaded to that site and most of the information they used to open that account are correct.. I haven’t heard about zorpia before but when I received a private message that I couldn’t open I just ignored it at first but they keep on sending me messages so I tried to open it with my facebook account. I ask my wife to help me search the zorpia site because i suspected that there is something fishy going on just to see that I have an existing account on this site which I wasn’t aware I have. Now we don’t know how to remove my pictures and personal information from that site. I really want to deactivate that account.

  49. Dao

    I am the one who got this dirty email too. It happened yesterday around 21.00 time in Germany. I am Thai but live in Germany. Sorry guys my English is terrible.

    Pls tell me clearly, what should I do?

  50. Leah Manevitz

    i recently got that email and have been trying to hack into their servers for hours given that they are in Hong-Kong i cant create a remote connection, nor can i translate any of their encryption. if anyone is a computer person and wants to give it a try then fel free and let me know if you make progress

  51. Courtney

    I accidentally opened up an email from zorpia. What should i do now- since this is a scam??

  52. Jack

    Hi, apparently I got a private message from someone I don’t know, and I haven’t heard of Zorpia before today

  53. Paolo

    I just received email from Zorpia and chose to research first. Luckily, I came across you posts and have to thank you and all responders deflectly any interests in joining Zorpia. I’ll pass this info on. -Paul

  54. Ava Chang

    I had the exact same experience as you. Got an email from someone I know that said I have a private message. To open I must sign up. Once I signed on, it hijacked all my contacts that’s tie to that email account and have been sending my contacts emails without my knowledge. After being notified by people I know, I deleted my Zorpia account but the spamming continues. Now a year after deleting my Zorpia account it is still sending my contacts these so call private messages using my name. I am over the top upset that there is no way for me stop these spams to people I know using my name. Can anyone help with this?

    • Hi Ava,
      You need to go to your Facebook and probably any other social media platforms and check the apps that are authorized to use your accounts. Find the Zorpia one and delete it. Hopefully that will work. It’s not a bad idea to delete most of the apps while you are at it except the ones you actually use a lot that need to be connected to that social media platform. I think access to Facebook gives Zorpia access to your email account somehow. My husband just deleted his Facebook account entirely but I think fixing the access will take care of it.
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    hi I have a zorpia account I’ve had it for a couple of yearscnow I haven’t notice anything funny but today I had an email through zorpia stating I am a winner of 8500,000 dollars do you think someone is trying to fish my info they told me to go to this website megaprize.com can you send me a message some let me know thanls

    • I would not respond to this Anthony! Probably some kind of a scam.
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    • Erik J. Hansen

      Hi Anthony
      Surely it is a scam with that kind of “winner-mail” – it’s true whenever you receive such unexpected email in whatever mail-program you did receive it. Never respond to those. I do not quite understand why you have not noticed those funny mails in Zorpia, as for my experience those mails are very typical for the Zorpia site, as every user can open an account and begin to send that kind of spam.
      As you I have also had a Zorpia account for several years – and actually you can also go into their forums to talk with real people, and there is nothing wrong about that – but the mail-system is full of scams – and that is very well known, and you can report these scammers to Zorpia to be stopped (but what will it help?).

      How did I get attention on Zorpia?
      Like Pragmatic I saw a invitation in a mail (not my own mail, however) to Zorpia from a Facebook friend. I evaluated that this was a “unwanted mail”, that is “spam”, so I did some research on Zorpia, to see what it was for a company and what risks there was to that. The company is based in China and India, but with users over the whole world.

      I did not go into responding the mail from Zorpia, since it would have required me to log into Facebook. In stead I used an alternative e-mail-account to make a Zorpia account without the need to give my Facebook contacts away.

      I have barely used the Zorpia account as the activities in the forums seems to be quite poor – and I would only rarely even think of responding to the internal mail-system, as it will mostly be scams.

      Taking these precautions I surely have not had any problems with Zorpia.

      But you really do not need this site. It is just a social media, and you have enough in Facebook for social media, and is known by everybody!


  56. Judy

    The scam is still operating! I received one of those “you have a private message, click here” emails this morning. Never intended to click on it, but googled zorpia to verify and found this site. Thank you for maintaining it!

  57. Wood

    I just received a private message purportedly from my employer thru Zortopia. I was wondering why my employer would be e-mailing me thru a “social website” and why the company would send it on a Saturday. A quick research brought me here. Thanks for the heads up.

  58. Teresa Talmadge

    I received a request from my old boss, which I thought was strange. When I read the terms, it appeared that I would be granting them access to all my contacts if I accepted, so I did not go forward. Now they email me all the time.

    I appreciate your site and find it amazing that you have been blogging about this for 4 years and it is still going on.

    Hopefully people will do research before they grant approval.

    Thank You

  59. Donna Rossman

    UGH! Opened an email I thought was from my daughter’s doctor and now my FB friends being spammed. 🙁 I’ve shared your post on my FB to alert others. Thank You 🙂

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