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.
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.
Please DO NOT OPEN ANY EMAILS FROM ZORPIA!!!
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.
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