Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on July 20th, 2012
Hi Blog. Something weird happening here from Panasonic Corporation, targeting NJ Facebook users in general (this time not just one Panasonic staff member who’s been targeting this blogger and his NJ readers in specific). Thought I’d just pass it along. FYI. Arudou Debito
July 18, 2012
I recently received the following email which may be of interest to you. I have also included a few comments at the end.
From: Findateacher.Net_SenseiSagasu.com_Research email@example.com
Subject: Findateacher.Net-Non-teaching Income Opportunity -Pa nasonic Olympic Promotion “SHARE THE PASSION”
To: senseisagasu-research firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasionally, we (findateacher.net) get offers for part time
non-teaching work for foreigners living in Japan.This time, we have
“Panasonic/Olympic online promotion – Share The Passion” Project.
Please reply to us as soon as possible since we don’t have much time.
And we will choose participants on first come first serve basis. Thank
PANASONIC Olympic Campaign “SHARE THE PASSION” [For foreigners live in Japan]
1) Foreigners from UK, U.S.A, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, who
2) You have a Facebook account.
3) You can let us check your activity on Face book.
(This is only for confirmation that your activities that you clicked
“like” and upload the photo)
*REWARD : 2,000 JPY
(We will pay in the beginning of September via Bank Account)
1. You log into Facebook and click “Like” button on “SHARE THE
PASSION” APP Page.
2. You will download “SHARE THE PASSION” Facebook APP and upload the
photos of you playing sports.
3. After we confirm that you clicked “Like” button on and uploaded the
photo on that APP, we will pay the reward.
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT, PLEASE REPLY TO
email@example.com with SUBJECT “SHARE THE PASSION” with
the following information A.S.A.P.
1. Full name
4. Where do you live?
5. E-mail Address(Your registered email address)
6. Telephone number
7. Do you have Facebook account?
8. Can you allow us to check your activities on Facebook?
(For the confirmation of clicking “like” and uploading photo)
************* DEADLINE: July 19th 10:00am**************
FindaNet, Inc., K2 Building 1st Floor,
15-4 Maruyama-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
COMMENT FROM SUBMITTER: It appears that Panasonic, rather than advertise on Facebook the proper way, instead is targeting non Japanese living in Japan and offering 2,000 yen if they download the app and give Panasonic and Findateacher.net their Facebook passwords.
I believe this is not only against the privacy laws in Japan, Facebook has clearly stated it will consider taking legal action against companies that take part in this practice. Sharing one’s Facebook password, also give a company access to the private information of all of that user’s friends, violating the privacy of other Facebook users.
I thought I would bring this to your attention as it is targeting non Japanese ethnic groups.