New York state intends to sue social-networking site Tagged.com for allegedly using deceptive e-mails to get new users, reports NetworkWorld.
The New York Attorney General's office claims that Tagged sent 60 million e-mails to people saying that their friends has tagged them in photos, but the photos did not exist. People had to become a member if they wanted to view the photo. Then Tagged would access the new user's address book and send out more e-mails without the user's knowledge.
Tagged CEO Greg Tseng says a confusing registration process was to blame.
Simply put, it was too easy for people to quickly go through the registration process and unintentionally invited all their contacts.
Tagged stopped the new registration process June 7.