Reporting Misuse of Members' Email Addresses to Promote Business Agenda

From: Rebecca K.
Sent on: Friday, August 15, 2008 3:09 PM
RE: Reporting Misuse of Members' Email Addresses to Promote Business Agenda

Dear Madam or Sir,

As the Organizer for the Sydney Expat American Meetup group, I am registering a complaint about a member's abuse of the Meetup communications system (see his Meetup message, below).

Specifically, this member has been misusing the Meetup forum by sending emails to advance his commercial agenda.  He is advertising his product to our membership base without our membership authorization -- not to mention against the policies and spirit of Meetup.

I have removed this member from our group.  It is likely that this individual is spamming other Meetup groups as well. Please consider my request that he be blocked from joining any Meetup forum.

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring the integrity of the Meetup communication system.


Regards,

Rebecca M. Kramer
Organizer
Sydney Expat American Meetup


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From: New Meetup Message <[address removed]>
Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 6:59 PM
Subject: Meetup Message from Darren Reid: US Television in Sidney ?
To: [address removed]


Darren Reid sent you this message from The Sydney Expat
American Meetup Group on Meetup:

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Rebecca Kramer,


I am an American currently living in New York City.  As a
management consultant, I have had the opportunity to travel to
many places around the world.  However, when I was traveling a
lot, I did get homesick and missed US Television.  I solved
this problem by leaving consulting but wanted to also solve it
for others who are still living overseas.  I teamed up with a
friend of mine to found the company, NationPhone, which helps
Americans and others keep in touch with home by enabling them
to watch all US television channels overseas on their TV via a
real Time Warner Subscription and also we let people use their
home country phone number overseas.  I am reaching out to you
because I see that you are an expat and wanted to let you know
what we are offering:

Time Warner US Cable Subscription viewable on your television
set in any country

&#8226;       Over 250 digital channels including ABC, CBS,
NBC, FOX, and PBS. 14 HBO movie channels and 16 SHOWTIME movie
channels. Sports package including FOX Sports, ESPN News and
College Sports TV. 30 HD and 9 family choice channels. We also
offer two other more basic plans which you can see on our
website.  To get 20% discounted pricing on our rates online use
discount code: MEETUPDISCOUNT

US phone number abroad and international mobile service for
those staying at home

&#8226;       Get a US or other phone number anywhere or
transfer your current US number and call unlimited around the
world. Allow people in the USA call you on your International
cellphone at local rates. We also offer two other more basic
plans which you can see on our website.  To get 20% discounted
pricing on our rates online use discount code: MEETUPDISCOUNT

To read more info and signup, goto http://www.nationphone.com ,
call us at [masked], or I can give you a call. You must
mention or use the discount code: MEETUPDISCOUNT when checking
out to get the 20% discount.


Best,

Darren
[masked]

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