Verizon Wireless: Advertising Cell Phone Service to Many Spamtraps

Verizon Wireless, one of the largest U.S. mobile phone carriers, today sent bulk email advertisements to at least a half dozen of my spamtraps. The only possible explanation that I can come up with for this number of spamtrap hits is a purchased list. The ESP is *of course* Yesmail, a subsidiary of Infogroup, which appears to specialize in bulk email for companies who don’t care whether they spam or not.

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Verizon Wireless: Advertising Cell Phone Service to a Spamtrap

U.S.-based mobile telephone company Verizon Wireless today sent a bulk email advertisement to a spamtrap that has not existed since 2003. The spamtrap has not previously received email from Verizon Wireless since it came out of timeout and became a spamtrap. Nonetheless, the spam claims, “You recently registered with a network website to receive special online offers.” This is not true for any reasonable definition of “recently”. The ESP is Yesmail, a subsidiary of Infogroup.

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