I was curious about Referral Key so I looked them up. Turns out, they seem to be a legit referral business on the surface. However, after a little more searching it seems they use some very sneaky tactics to snag your LinkedIn contacts and blast emails like these to your entire list; a dirty tactic that will make you look less than professional.
Furthermore they’re subscribed me to a list that I now have to unsubscribe from. Not cool, and against the can-spam laws.
I’ve collected a number of reviews on this service for your reference:
Miller Cathy talks about how she fell for it, saying: “Through my fault – through my fault – through my most grievous fault”: http://www.millercathy.com/2012/05/how-referral-keys-spammy-practice-embarrassed-pollyanna/
Do you have any experience with Referral Key?
Have you earned some free steak yet with the service?
I’m all ears.