Shaming SA spammers: Results

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
“Finance Offered”              
“Steven”              
Abelusi Training Network            
AstroTech Training        
BGreen2-Marketing              
Beyond Red              
Bizopp “Make R1million from an investment of R100k” Scam              
BPMedia            
Brain Power          
Bridging Finance | Making money with SMS Shortcodes | Bizopp        
Burgundyrealty            
C2IT        
Cartrader.co.za          
Clench-it              
Computer Corporation Marketing          
Corporate Gift Empire              
Creativehearts.co.za      
Database Development              
Dynamic Seminars  
E-mail Marketing            
Execqprop              
F2E Admin              
Goedkoop.co.za              
Golf Resorts Club              
Green Hut            
Homemark              
ICDE              
ILLUDER.COM Marketing               
[email protected]              
[email protected]              
[email protected]              
[email protected]              
Interactive Direct            
Inverness Group              
Itec Group              
Ivan Stander              
James Munro              
Johann Blumenthal / Passive Income              
John West Art Galleries              
Jonathan Pierce              
Ketler Presentations            
Kingsley Internet Solutions              
Laser Express              
Laurinda Wernars Database Design              
LegalAdmin Corporate              
Legal Sense              
Letsshop4u.com              
Mail Burst            
Market Survey (Casaline)              
[email protected]              
Media Online            
Michael Faust / Business Solutions Africa              
Msunduzi Gifts              
New Heights 1268 / Jaco Derksen    
Newsletter–A Remarkably Effective System            
Peter Carruthers              
PHOTO & FILM EXPO              
Planet Fitness              
PPI Group            
Property Auction              
Property Investment Corporation              
Purdon Enterprises          
Rooms 24-7              
SA Webs        
Secrets2Success          
Soccer Stressballs              
SourceIT.120              
Starfishgifts              
Streamlyn Technologies              
Sunrise Villas            
The Convenient Shopper          
The Peer Group              
The Web Worx              
Timothy – Business Boost e-Marketing Package              
Trading Point              
Urban Solar              
Uvest              
Vector BUILDERS, PLUMBERS and ELECTRICIANS              
VETTA Communication Training Workshops              
VillaSienna            
Werner van Brakel – GVB Holdings          
World of Savings              
Worldclass Mobile              
www.canit.co.za              
www.ketler.co.za              
www.we-insure.co.za            
TOTAL 5  11 17 18 24 28 38

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
Mark Tribelhorn  
Affordable Construction  
Rain Marketing  
Peter Van Wyk – Media Online  
Mandy Simone    
Timothy Heston    
BP Media    
Verosha Bisnath      
MLD Marketing      
ListSA      
Ezee-dex        

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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