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Someone I do not know had my personal email address in his contacts and I, too, was "Invited" to join Skillpages. I clicked the link in the email to unsubscribe my email address from any further "Invitations" - and Rated these email address thieves as Do Not Trust Right away on WOT. Do not fall for this scam masquerading as a "Social Network" or "Employment Site"!
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Java applet grabs user's contact lists and spams the contacts. Block *@skillpagesmail.com to stop the SPAM. To stop SkillPages from grabbing contacts from users' contact lists, block Java applet by blocking this on your firewall or proxy: “http://dyjab6i3qfxan.cloudfront.net/20121210.6/Resources/Internal/ContactsFinder/ContactsFinder.jar”.
I'd go as far as saying this site is sending out trojan emails. Click the link, they spam all your contacts. If WOT continues to give this site a pass, it will encourage other startups to start doing the same.
Never allowed them to access my mail accounts so no issue of spams for me. Site really helped to find some job and also hire some students when our studio had extra editing works. Hope they fix the spamming thing.
My account page was clogged with seemingly random comments often promoting the usual spammy web stuff "SEO help" etc. I could not see a good employer ever looking for someone there.
Upon sign-up, they asked if user wants to send invites. That did not happen, they sent invitation anyway whether I agree or disagree, to all my email address contacts, including those whom I wouldn't even dare send any invitation to anything. That's embarrassing to my part. I sent them a message complaint, I did not receive any response.
While the SkillPages.com service seems ok, their means of spamming your entire contact list is extremely unethical. You have no control over how/what/when they send information. I simply went to their site to sign up for an account, and in order to create an account, you need to log into a social network (Gmail account, Facebook account, etc). Immediately upon logging in, your entire address book/contacts list is spammed with an email stating that you've invited them to Skillpages!!
I've contacted their support and have not heard anything back. This is just plain wrong. You should have total control over which of your contacts are contacted. I keep a number of people in my address books to ensure I DO NOT contact them - with notes as to why and so forth. I am VERY upset by this.