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16-Mar-2003

Spammer Hall of Shame

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 10:45 am

Shame on you, ZipCodeWorld.com. Have you no better way to promote your website than to spam the comment pages of random blogs with your address?

Apparently you neglected to realize that I receive e-mail confirmation of every comment posted to my weblog, and that I can remove your completely irrelevant spams from my site at the click of a button.

Next time, try promoting your site via reputable means. That way, you won’t end up being humiliated by bloggers who actually maintain their sites…

Updated 15 April 2002: Apparently a lot of people have fallen victim to these guys. A Google search for “zipcodeworld.com” turns up some rather interesting spam in guestbooks and comment threads, among other things— most of the victims, of course, having nothing to do with postal codes whatsoever. Sigh.

Similarly, here’s a Google search for “keep up the good work lookup zip code”, a key phrase found in these spams. The results are quite shocking, to say the least.

And now for some good news: apparently quite a few other bloggers have retaliated against these clueless marketers. Yay.

2 Comments »

  1. *wild applause* 😉

    Comment by Toni — 17-Mar-2003 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Heh. Yeah, they tried me – as have a few others. As my attempt to hit back, I started a Spam blog of shame where I do a whois on the email clickthrough/posted click through. I can’t get every spammer, but I will do some every day… and let THEIR registering email addresses get Spam, as well as associate the company/individual with the Spam they send me in Search Engines.

    Well, one can hope.

    Link’s here if you’re interested: http://www.knowprose.com/hatespam/ (not linked on purpose!)

    Comment by Taran — 04-Oct-2003 @ 12:02 am

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