Hmm. Just got a spam email:
Your site http://timworstall.com was recently nominated to receive a free donation page hosted by GiveAlways.com. You can start receiving donations immediately.
The address for your donation page is (blah blah) Click here to login using the username & password below.
After logging in simply click the "Generate HTML" link and you will be supplied HTML snippets to add to your existing blog or web site. Payments are sent on a monthly basis when the balance is over $50. Any balance under $50 will be rolled forward into the next month.
Use your donation page to offset the costs of owning your website, collect proceeds for your favorite cause or support the needy in your area. Your website gives you a voice, use it for good.
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- There are absolutely no startup costs or any direct costs to you.
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- We accept recurring donations. Your supporters can chose either "one time", "weekly" or "monthly" donations.
- Roughly %96 of all funds received are sent directly to you.
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We look forward to the opportunity to serve you. Please don\’t hesitate to reply to this email with any questions!
(If no action is taken within the next 30 days your donation page will be deactivated.)
The GiveAlways.com team
In the absence of any information to the contrary I\’m going to give my opinion and call GiveAlways as a phishing operation. Not on you or me, who might get one of these messages. But on those who might whip out their credit cards to make a donation.
Just doesn\’t sound right to me. Why would you spam such a service?
Solid information to the contrary will of course lead to both a change of mind and a change to this post.