Wonder Woman contacts me about a non-existent video.
I have a Vimeo account. At least I think I do. I’m not sure. I don’t use the service.
Yet today, I got email messages from six people on Vimeo with basically the same content:
Brenda Carter just sent you a message on Vimeo:
I found your video on vimeo.com (video-sharing site),
can we publish link to your video in our newspaper?
Brenda Carter, journalist
The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/)
If you want to reply:
Brenda Carter’s profile on Vimeo:
Pretty amazing when you consider that I never uploaded a video to Vimeo.
Also amazing is how many Washington Post journalists liked my non-existent video: six so far today!
Of course, when you point to the Reply and Profile links, they don’t go to the destinations indicated. I didn’t click them. I don’t want to find out what happens. I just want to warn you that this is a scam. Spread the word.
My big challenge today is to find out if I really do have a Vimeo account and, if I do, to turn off notifications — or, better yet, close the account. I’ll also set up Mail to file future messages from Vimeo as spam.
It never ends.
Folks: don’t click links in email messages from people you don’t know.