SA Spammers: Do you recognize these names?

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 biggest spammers and email address resellers.

“ISPA, as the representative of the vast majority of ISPs in South Africa, is releasing this report to assist South African consumers to effectively manage local unsolicited bulk email (which ISPA terms “spam”),” ISPA states on its website.

The latest Spam Hall of Shame report is the largest ever, containing 53 South African spammers and 19 email address resellers.  This is up from 38 spammers and 10 address resellers only three months ago.

According to ISPA there is currently significant growth in the generation of local spam, and the following list of spammers bears testament to the deluge of spam in the country.

South African spammers identified in the latest ISPA Spam Hall of Shame Report:

  1. Dynamic Seminars
  2. New Heights 1268 / Jaco Derksen
  3. SA Webs
  4. Bridging Finance | Making money with SMS Shortcodes | Bizopp
  5. C2IT
  6. Creativehearts.co.za
  7. AstroTech Training
  8. Brain Power
  9. Werner van Brakel – GVB Holdings
  10. The Convenient Shopper
  11. Purdon Enterprises
  12. Newsletter–A Remarkably Effective System
  13. BPMedia
  14. E-mail Marketing
  15. Media Online
  16. Sunrise Villas
  17. Ketler Presentations
  18. Timothy – Business Boost e-Marketing Package
  19. “Finance Offered”
  20. ICDE
  21. LegalAdmin Corporate
  22. Worldclass Mobile
  23. Jonathan Pierce
  24. Soccer Stressballs
  25. Laser Express
  26. Clench-it
  27. Trading Point
  28. Msunduzi Gifts
  29. Corporate Gift Empire
  30. Call4Less
  31. Property Deals
  32. Smokoo
  33. The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit
  34. HomeBuy
  35. What2Cook
  36. Pinpoint Marketing and Mailmagic
  37. Kaleidoscope Advertising and eMarketing
  38. The Peer Group
  39. West Coast Properties
  40. BetWize
  41. Ambronex
  42. BeyondRed
  43. Surevest
  44. The SA Consumer Initiative
  45. ElectricityMonitor
  46. Tradingrooms 4 SA
  47. Getsmarter
  48. Asics Foot 2 Pedal Team
  49. Twangoo
  50. Cafe Vacca Matta Montecasino
  51. SportsMail Newsletter
  52. Orangeworks Accounting
  53. De Point Telecoms

Address resellers identified in the latest ISPA Spam Hall of Shame Report:

  1. Mark Tribelhorn
  2. Affordable Construction
  3. Rain Marketing
  4. Peter Van Wyk – Media Online
  5. Mandy Simone
  6. South African Data, a division of Pinpoint Marketing
  7. Timothy Heston
  8. Jonathan Schoeman: BP Media & SMSCity
  9. Verosha Bisnath
  10. South African Data, a division of Pinpoint Marketing
  11. ListSA
  12. Email Marketing South Africa
  13. Web Marketing Today
  14. Data Corp SA
  15. All Things SA
  16. Trevor Jones
  17. Trinity Designs
  18. DataInc
  19. MailMagic

South African spammers and address resellers << Do you recognise these names?  Please give feedback!

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