South Africa’s worst spammers revealed

In 2013, the South Gauteng High Court upheld the Internet Service Providers’ Association’s (ISPA) right to name and shame spammers in its Hall of Shame.

ISPA released its first Hall of Shame report in September 2008, listing organisations which were involved in sending spam and selling email addresses.

ISPA defines all unsolicited bulk email as spam, unless there is a relationship between the parties.

ISPA said consumers should only receive bulk mail that they have requested and/or consented to receive.

Ketler Presentations, which took ISPA to court for its listing in the Hall of Shame on the basis that it was defamatory, is listed as one of the parties which are repeat offenders.

Here are South Africa’s biggest spammers and email address resellers, according to the latest ISPA Spam Hall of Shame report.

Parties to remain listed for 3 years for sending spam after undertaking returned

  1. SA Webs (not SA Web Design)
  2. Ketler Presentations
  3. Brain Power
  4. The SA Consumer Initiative
  5. Ashley John de Melo
  6. IITA

Known Spammers

  1. Murray Hewlett, Affinity Data
  2. Tammy Treger
  3. Affordable Cars
  4. Economy on Fuel
  5. The Warehouse
  6. SA Coastal Properties
  7. Turnaround Investments
  8. FurtherMore Inc.
  9. My First Home
  10. Rich Dad Education
  11. Positive Cashflow Investment
  12. Sardonix Training (Pty) Ltd
  13. Instance Consultancy
  14. Helping SA
  15. GM-SA
  16. Money Matrix
  17. Readira Printers
  18. Mfundo Conferencing
  19. GingerGreen
  20. Mailmarket
  21. iSAT
  22. ARK Training
  23. RCS Loans Services
  24. Anlemo Development Company
  25. Energy crisis

Address re-sellers

  1. Mark Tribelhorn
  2. Affordable Construction
  3. Rain Marketing
  4. Peter Van Wyk – Media Online (not The Media Online)
  5. Mandy Simone
  6. Timothy Heston
  7. Verosha Bisnath
  8. ListSA
  9. Email Marketing South Africa
  10. Web Marketing Today
  11. All Things SA
  12. Data Corp SA
  13. Trinity Designs
  14. Trevor Jones, The Sales Connection / Salesconnect
  15. MailMagic
  16. DataInc
  17. Jannie Pretorius, Group3Properties
  18. Silent G
  19. Michael Fraser, Pink Soda Marketing
  20. Graham Naude, Eezi Marketing
  21. Marketing Now
  22. Abram Morake
  23. Aqua Direct Marketing
  24. Master Lists SA
  25. Bulk eMail services
  26. [email protected]
  27. Tony Baker – SA Data Marketing
  28. Grey Apple Marketing
  29. Johan Pretorius aka JP
  30. B2B Mach4
  31. Ashley John de Melo, Beziflash Solutions
  32. Anton Bekker, BA Solutions
  33. Call Centre HUB

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