Has anyone else received unsolicited email (spam) from a https://startups.stackexchange.com/ user (I can provide the user name if necessary)?
- The From and Return path names exactly match a https://startups.stackexchange.com/ username (I realise that these can be forged but this seems unlikely).
- His LinkedIn profile picture is the same as the users gravatar, so I'm pretty sure it the same person as the user.
- My profile does not include my email address or any other links that would expose my email address).
- I haven't actually contributed anything to startup (I joined purely so I can spam flag)
I'm also curious to know how they got hold of my email address.
Contents of the email:
I enjoyed your contributions on the Stack Exchange vertical about startups and felt inspired to reach out on behalf of CoFoundersLab - one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs online, which I currently lead.
At the moment, we are ramping up our CoFoundersLab Discuss section, which is very similar to Stack Exchange. The main difference that adds a ton of value for our entrepreneurs is that we've added networking and collaboration components, where entrepreneurs can find cofounders, team members, and advisors. So far, CFL Discuss has 5,000+ discussions, 48,000 answers, and a 90% response rate.
We would be honored to have you as part of our community. I'd like to give you a free premium membership (worth $180) in exchange for 1 question and 2 answers from you per month. A premium membership offers unlimited messaging, advanced search, the ability to see everyone who has viewed your profile, recommended candidates, and free matchup events.
Would you be interested in helping entrepreneurs and receiving in exchange a premium membership?