The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) released its first “Hall of Shame” report in September 2008, naming and shaming the country’s top spammers.
Shortly after the list was published, ILLUDER.COM Marketing contacted ISPA to find out what they had done wrong and how they could be removed from the list. The Spam Hall of Shame was off to a good start.
After almost two years of naming and shaming spammers one can easily see who persists in spamming, despite their names and domains being publicised on the ISPA website.
|Spamming Douchenozzle||September 2008||February 2009||August 2009||December 2009||February 2010||June 2010||August 2010|
|Abelusi Training Network|
|Bizopp “Make R1million from an investment of R100k” Scam|
|Bridging Finance | Making money with SMS Shortcodes | Bizopp|
|Computer Corporation Marketing|
|Corporate Gift Empire|
|Golf Resorts Club|
|Johann Blumenthal / Passive Income|
|John West Art Galleries|
|Kingsley Internet Solutions|
|Laurinda Wernars Database Design|
|Market Survey (Casaline)|
|Michael Faust / Business Solutions Africa|
|New Heights 1268 / Jaco Derksen|
|Newsletter–A Remarkably Effective System|
|PHOTO & FILM EXPO|
|Property Investment Corporation|
|The Convenient Shopper|
|The Peer Group|
|The Web Worx|
|Timothy – Business Boost e-Marketing Package|
|Vector BUILDERS, PLUMBERS and ELECTRICIANS|
|VETTA Communication Training Workshops|
|Werner van Brakel – GVB Holdings|
|World of Savings|
According to ISPA they added the details of email database sellers due to the rate at which the volume of spam originating from South Africa has increased.
e-Mail Address Resellers: ISPA Hall of Shame
|Address reseller||Aug 2009||Dec 2009||Feb 2010||June 2010||Aug 2010|
|Peter Van Wyk – Media Online|
While there are a number of hard core spammers in South Africa, most spammers only find themselves on the list for a month or two.
E-mail database resellers aren’t scared off as easily, it would seem. The number of sellers in each report have only increased and only one database seller has ever been removed from ISPA’s list since they started publishing it in August last year.
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