We are not a phishing site!!!!!!
Posted June 15, 2007on:
We think MySpace is (wrongly and randomly) marking less than 1 out of 10 of our CoolChaser users as being phished.
Such users have gotten this message after trying out the auto insert.
We are not 100% sure if our auto insert is causing this message or if MySpace is under heavy phishing attack right now. If it were us, it should happen to all of our users.. but why less than 1 out of 10?? Is MySpace tweaking with their algorithm and doing it randomly??
Well, we took this issue seriously and thought of shutting down the site for now, but then, we decided that it was even worse if we did that because then it would really look like we fled! So, we decided to just keep running the site and be open about the situation. We have nothing to hide, we are doing nothing wrong, and therefore, we are not going to run away but to tell you the truth about what is happening.
It really saddens us that in trying to help folks we are wrongly accused as phishers 😦 Who can we trust these days? Is it just better to doubt everything out there and not believe in anything good? For the 1000s times, WE ARE NOT A PHISHING SITE!!!
But that said, don’t use CoolChaser if you’re worried that you might get the message above. We hope to deal with this better in the future… maybe we might have to ask users to paste their codes manually…. it really breaks our heart 😦
Update: Thanks to the many thousands of users who continue to believe in us and have continued to leave many positive comments (in spite of our warning!)
Also, for users who have received the above warning, just follow the instructions provided and change your password. That should give you back control to your account.
Update II: We think the problem may be due to us including a link to http://www.coolchaser.com in the bulletin messages we help send out. If you try to publish a bulletin with an external link, even if you do it on the MySpace site itself, you may get this “you’ve been phished” message.
We’ve removed the link and hopefully things have returned to normal. Let us know if you see anything weird tho’ And thanks for being such wonderful, loyal users! If you’re so inclined, let Tom know that we’re one of the good guys 🙂