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    WAYN (Where Are You Now)

    Has anyone come across WAYN? I had an email last week from (apparently) someone I know (Mike) at the address member@mail.whereareyounow.net. The main body of it was

    Hi Ian, Join me on WAYN (there's a link here) so we can share our contact links, keep track of each others whereabouts and meet over 5019902 million people from all around the world! with a link entitled Join Mike Network

    I wasn't sure about this, so I didn't click the offered link, and closed the email. Now today I get another message entitled "Friendly reminder" inviting me again. There's a link that says Accept my invitation and one that says Reject my invitation. (See screenshot.) The trouble is that the Reject option then asks takes you to a page that says 'To stop receiving invitations from <my friend's name> please confirm the email address the invitation was sent to. I did not enter my address! <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

    Is WAYN a benign service like Friends Reunited (albeit one with policies calculated to worry someone concerned about the security of his PC), or is it a malicious nasty thing that has hijacked entries in his address book or something, and that I should steer well clear of? (My wife has also received such an invitation.)

    Ian

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    Re: WAYN (Where Are You Now)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnGray on 30-Jun-06 19:01. More info added)</P>Have you had a look at Wikipedia?

    John

    Later ... And this, which is worth a complete read through all the posts.
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    Re: WAYN (Where Are You Now)

    Thanks for those, John.

    I think I'll be adding them to the blocked senders list in Outlook. I might contact my friend separately and suggest he unregisters.

    Ian

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    Re: WAYN (Where Are You Now)

    Ian,
    I wouldn't trust those links a far as I could throw my computer.

    Just makes you wonder about the devious minds out there today.
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