[OSM-talk] Why am I getting spam via OSM website messages?

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Jul 31 11:20:37 UTC 2014


Hi

This arrived a minute ago from user SDuser92130:

Dear OSM contributor,

If you are at least 18 years of age and you speak English, you are 
invited to take part in a brief research study pursued by faculty at a 
major university in the U.S. This will involve an audio interview over 
Skype that will address the OpenStreetMap community and your related 
perceptions. It should take about 20 minutes. At the end of the 
interview, you will be sent an electronic gift card for [the equivalent 
of] €50 (fifty euros). If interested, please reply by August 4, 2014 at 
11:59pm GMT to arrange the interview details (the interview must take 
place by August 7 and, as the number of available interview spots is 
limited, you should reply at your earliest convenience).

Thank you in advance for your potential participation.

Did they obtain the email database or are the messages being sent out 
one at a time to individual users?

Dave F.



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