Contact scraping

Any site that asks for a username and password pertaining to another site should raise red flags for you, but apparently contact scraping is getting results:

Once you enter your credentials, like your [email] user name or password, the company sweeps through your contact list and sends everyone an invitation to join the site.

Nothing new here, but the tactic can be tough to spot. Facebook has nearly tricked me into giving up all of my email contacts a couple of times.

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