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ISPA Hall of Shame

Report Date: 2009-07-09

Last updated: 2009-09-01


South African spammers identified in this report:

  1. Dynamic Seminars
  2. New Heights 1268
  3. PPI Group
  4. Bizopp "Make R1million from an investment of R100k" Scam
  5. www.we-insure.co.za
  6. Vector BUILDERS, PLUMBERS and ELECTRICIANS
  7. Media Online
  8. Ivan Stander
  9. Computer Corporation Marketing
  10. mawandi9@gmail.com
  11. Goedkoop.co.za
  12. Beyond Red
  13. "Steven"
  14. www.ketler.co.za
  15. Uvest

Address resellers identified in this report:

  1. Mark Tribelhorn
  2. Affordable Construction
  3. Rain Marketing
  4. Media Online

Introduction

The Internet Service Providers' Association (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"). There is currently significant growth in the generation of local spam and while ISPA's members do their best to keep spam out of their customers' inboxes, this does come at a cost.

ISPA is consolidating the experiences of its members and other trusted parties and disseminating this information so other ISPA members, ISPs and email users (individual and corporate) can make similarly informed decisions on mail they wish to receive or allow to pass over or through their networks. The owner or operator of a network is entitled, both morally and legally, to determine what traffic flows over its network, provided this decision is made objectively, in accordance with accepted Internet standards and without ulterior motives or in contravention of the principle of Internet neutrality.

What does ISPA consider to be spam?

All unsolicited bulk e-mail is spam with the following exceptions:

  • Mail sent by one party to another where there is already a prior relationship between the two parties and subject matter of the message(s) concerns that relationship, is not spam.
  • Mail sent by one party to another with the explicit consent of the receiving party, is not spam.

In essence, ISPA believes that consumers should only receive bulk mail that they have requested and/or consented to receive and/or which they would expect to receive as a result of an existing relationship.

Disclaimer

This Hall of Shame notification is based on ISPA's definition of spam as indicated above. This does not necessarily accord with the definition in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, nor does it imply that spam sent is unlawful or illegal, only that it and the selling of email lists is contrary to ISPA's Code of Conduct.

ISPA has taken reasonable steps to verify the content of this Hall of Shame notification against its definition of spam. However, there has been no independent audit of the notification or details listed below. Readers should form their own opinions or consult with their legal advisor or the South African Police Services in dealing with the persons identified in this notification as senders of spam (including taking any action such as blocking or filtering or otherwise). This notification in its entirety is provided as an information service and ISPA disclaims any liability arising from reliance thereon.

South Africa does not currently have a legal framework which deals adequately with protecting privacy rights where emails lists or databases are sold. International and local experience indicates however that there is a direct link between spam and the sale of email databases.

Contacting ISPA

Should you be listed below and believe that this listing is in error, or if you are prepared to provide ISPA with a written undertaking never to send spam again, please contact us at queries [at] ispa.org.za.


Known Spammers

Spammer ID (date of last listing)

1. Dynamic Seminars (2009-06-11)
Dynamic Seminars is a repeat offender with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources and was listed in previous Hall of Shame reports.

  • Domains: superlearning.co.za, successfulseminars.co.za, www.successfultraining.co.za, www.supertraining.co.za, www.trainingmagic.co.za, seminarsforresults.co.za, superseminars.co.za, corptraining.co.za
  • Email addresses: admin@bestspeakers.co.za, admin@trainingspecialists.co.za, admin@seminarsforresults.co.za, bounces@corptraining.co.za, admin@bestpromos.co.za, info@superseminars.co.za, admin@bestpromos.co.za, admin@winningresults.co.za, info@supertraining.co.za, bouncebacks@trainingmagic.co.za

2. New Heights 1268 / Jaco Derksen (2009-06-11)
New Heights 1268 / Jaco Derksen is a repeat offender with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources and was listed in previous Hall of Shame reports.

  • Domains: www.newheightsgroup.co.za, www.NewHeights1268.co.za, www.soccerworldcupsa2010.co.za, www.zenteq.co.za
  • Email addresses: marketing@fire-equipment.org, marketing@websites-ads.co.za, marketing@nhfire.co.za, marketing@bulk-ads.co.za, marketing@web-ads.co.za, newheights70@telkomsa.net, jaco@zenteq.co.za, jaco@newheightsgroup.co.za, belinda@newheightsgroup.co.za, jaco@2010marketing.co.za, info@2010marketing.co.za, info@net-marketing.co.za

3. PPI Group (2009-06-11)
PPI Group is a repeat offender with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources and was listed in previous Hall of Shame reports.

  • Domains: www.ppi.co.za
  • Email addresses: ppi@bulkemaling.co.za, newsletter@omniprop.co.za, ppinewsletter@ossmosis.co.za, charlene@ppigroup.co.za, inge@ppigroup.co.za, info@ppigroup.co.za, joanita@ppigroup.co.za, jacobus@ppigroup.mcentre.co.za, joanita@ppigroup.mcentre.co.za, lazeerre@ppigroup.mcentre.co.za

4. Bizopp "Make R1million from an investment of R100k" Scam (2009-07-09)
This appears to be part of an investment scam. Several variations have been submitted in multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email addresses: 0793069361@vodamail.co.za, 0711667261@vodamail.co.za, 0711667264@vodamail.co.za

5. www.we-insure.co.za (2009-07-09)
"We Insure" is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: www.we-insure.co.za
  • Email addresses: bestofsa*-*@uk3.emessaging.co.za

6. Vector BUILDERS, PLUMBERS and ELECTRICIANS (2009-07-09)
"Vector" is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email address: gnlvt22@gmail.com

7. Media Online (2009-07-09)
Media Online is an email address reseller with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email address: info@media-online.co.za

8. Ivan Stander (2009-07-09)
Ivan Stander is a repeat offender with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: www.ivanfax.powerfax.co.za
  • Email address: istan@telkomsa.net

9. Computer Corporation Marketing (2009-07-09)
Computer Corporation Marketing is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email address: marketing@ccmarketing.co.za

10. mawandi9@gmail.com (2009-07-09)
This individual is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email address: mawandi9@gmail.com

11. Goedkoop.co.za (2009-07-09)
Goedkoop.co.za is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: www.Goedkoop.co.za, www.MarketingSolutions.co.za
  • Email address: newsletter@goedkoop.co.za

12. Beyond Red (2009-07-09)
Beyond Red event management is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: beyondred.co.za
  • Email address: sales@beyondred.co.za

13. "Steven" (2009-07-09)
"Steven" is a repeat spammer using several email addresses with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Email addresses: ssteven10@gmail.com, ssteven111@gmail.com, ssteven112@gmail.com, ssteven113@gmail.com, ssteven114@gmail.com, ssteven115@gmail.com, ssteven116@gmail.com, ssteven117@gmail.com, ssteven120@gmail.com

14. www.ketler.co.za (2009-07-09)
Trevor Ketler is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: www.ketler.co.za, www.baobabcentre.co.za
  • Email address: trevor@ketler.co.za

15. Uvest (2009-07-09)
Uvest is a repeat spammer with multiple reports of spam from ISPA members or trusted independent sources.

  • Domains: www.uvest.co.za
  • Email addresses: uvest@bulkemailing.co.za, marius@uvest.co.za, wanitta@uvest.co.za, werner@uvest.co.za, francoiss@uvest.co.za, sales@uvest.co.za, wanitta@uvest.co.za

Known Address Resellers

The following individuals and companies have been identified as advertising lists of South African email addresses for sale or use by others, it being the experience of ISPA's members that this activity is a significant contributor to spam originating in South Africa.

Address reseller name (date first listed)

  1. Mark Tribelhorn (2009-07-09)
  2. Affordable Construction (2009-07-09)
  3. Rain Marketing (2009-07-09)
  4. Media Online (2009-07-09)
 

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