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Spamers Are Scum -- Here's More Proof 24 September 2001 Edition
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Million $ Ideas
At last, the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook are revealed for all to see!
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Last week I pointed out how some scamsters and spammers were taking advantage of the recent terrorist attacks and the death of more than 5,000 people to hawk their own dubious products and services.

Well just when I thought it couldn't get any worse I received multiple copies of a spam which offers "a psychic service to help" the many who have suffered in the wake of the tragedy.

Oh... how low can you go!

Besides which, if they had any psychic abilities at all, they'd have known that they were really pissing me (and millions of other Net users) off by sending this garbage out.

Perhaps one of the greatest tragedies of the past week and a half is the fact that we've had overt proof that there's always someone looking to exploit the misery of others for financial gain.

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I'm Still Waiting
Come on ING -- where's your long-promised law suit?

It would appear, just as I predicted, that empty vessels make most noise and ING don't dare to get more egg on their face after their deceptive attempt to wring money out of the wallets of confused Kiwi companies.

I get an average of four threatened defamation suits a year -- and if I don't, I figure I'm not doing my job properly. For some strange reason, nobody has ever carried out their threats. I wonder why that is?

Speaking Of Defamation
I have received a couple of emails from sources which shall remain unnamed, that suggest Alan Brown (formerly of MIS and unsuccessful defendant of a defamation charge brought by former Domainz CEO Patrick O'Brien) has left the country.

The writers say that he was seen boarding an aircraft bound for Cebu on Friday.

Was this a case of mistaken identity? Is he heading off on a long-earned holiday? Does anyone know?

I must make it quite clear that I have not had time to confirm this report, nor (if it is true) find out why he was going overseas -- but naturally the rumours are abundant.

More on this story as it comes to hand.

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