Has anyone else been spammed by "D-Net"?

mattnewnham

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Over the past few weeks I have receiving spam from a company claiming to be D-Net from Gauteng.
All the emails are titled "Computer Assistance" and all have the following body text:
Computer Assistance


All hardware and software related problems
Internet and email services,ADSL,3G,HSDPA & wireless setup.
Network troubleshooting and repair
Backup and storage solutions
Is your PC infected,vulnerable & sluggish ?
Virus and spyware identification and removal
Data Recovery services
Website Creation and Maintenance
Free Fax to Email service

Now also in Cape Town

New Systems Specials
Upgrades,Repairs
Affordable service by competent personnel - We come to you

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

D-Net Systems (est. 1986) Tel : 011-826 5748 Cell : 082 542 2876
(Gauteng-Johannesburg)


However - each one comes from a different email address, the following have been used recently:
savvasbeni@yahoo.com - 29 August 2008
itgauteng2007@yahoo.com - 7 May 2008
gautengnet11@yahoo.com - 13 June 2008
computers008@rocketmail.com - 29 July 2008

I have reported this to SAIX.

Can anyone else help with stopping this idiot???

Regards

Matt Newnham
 

Mephisto_Helix

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errr .... RAS :confused::eek: It happens, unfortunately ......... not that much one can do about it.
 

Franna

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I have also seen an increase in the last couple of months for local companies guilty of SPAM. And most of them do not contain an opt-out link, as required by local law. Maybe the time is right for a local do-not-call or do-not-spam register.
 

asymingt

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Direct Marketers Association of South Africa

DMASA.org runs an "opt-out register", which is a black list that all compliant SA marketers have to cross-check against. The group is trying to make this check mandatory for all marketers, but the law hasn't been passed yet. I'm on the list and have noticed a *serious* reduction in cellphone marketing and spam from South Africa.

You can find more information here : http://www.dmasa.org/core/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=68

Cheers,
A
 

DiamondEagle

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I often get spammed by this idiot. Quite ironic that - being spammed by a computer "specialist"!!! I certainly know who I WON'T call when my computer crashes or I need to buy a new pc.

Anyway, a bit of research suggests that the spammers name is Bryan and he hides behind various Yahoo e-mail addresses. He also uses ical3@telkomsa.net.

And if you look on http://www.pretoria.co.za/component/option,com_directory/page,byletter/alpha,d/Itemid,31/ you'll see that he also hides behind various other company names:

DriNetworking
29 Basil Street Ferndale
Randburg

and:

Driver Networking Systems
26 St Jame St Ferndale
Randburg

And if you look on:
http://www.midrandcommunity.co.za/component/option,com_sobi/task,details/catid,62/id,274/Itemid,146/ you'll see that he's also hiding behind the "A-Drinet Systems" name too!

And, just for a bit of fun, do a Amazon.com ISBN number search using his CELL PHONE NUMBER (i.e. search for ISBN 0825422876) - maybe Bryan should read that book and repent!

There are a few other more personal things that can be easily discovered about this idiot too! If he carries on spamming maybe I should publish them for your "delight"... But you certainly shouldn't trust him with your computer hardware.
 
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kilos

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No amount of contacting SAIX Abuse really helps, this spammer has been at it for 3 years, SAIX does not take any action

Good day

Please inform your user online1011077@telkomsa.net that Spam will not be tolerated otherwise SAIX will be forced to take stricter action against this user.


Telkom Internet is requested to reply to this complaint by sending a message

informing xxx@email.com and c.c. abuse@saix.net as to the action
that will / has been taken to rectify this situation, and has taken the necessary action to ensure that this kind of abuse does not occur again.

This kind of abuse is against SAIX Acceptable Use Policy

http://www.saix.net/cgi-bin/saix_use.pl
Computer Assistance

All hardware and software related problems
Internet and email setup and connectivity problems
Network troubleshooting and repair
Backup and storage solutions
Is your PC infected,at-risk & sluggish ?
Virus and spyware identification and removal
Data Recovery services

Now in Cape Town

Sales ,upgrades & Repairs

Affordable service by competent personnel - We come to you
Cell : 082 542 2876 Tel : 011-826 5748 (Gauteng-Johannesburg)

Return-path: <gautengelectron@yahoo.com>
Envelope-to: xxx@email.com
Delivery-date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 03:11:55 -0600
Received: from dsl-246-88-225.telkomadsl.co.za ([41.246.88.225]
helo=mail.makulumutis.com)
by .net with smtp (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <gautengelectron@yahoo.com>)
id 1NGqgD-0000ri-Qp
 
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TheRift

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Can we also ad C2IT to the list?
Their marketers keep registering new domains just to send their spam for C2IT.

Can we also add my stupid sister-in-law to the ban list because of her stupid reply-to-all and forward to simply ask "is this a good deal?" ... "no, you silly cow, now I'm on some dumb spam list!"
 

Abe

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Lodge a complaint at the police station under the new ECT Act. The penalties can be quite severe.
 
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