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"DiversityBusiness" spam

Over the years we have received a number of spam emails from a company calling itself "DiversityBusiness" (Odetta Rogers, Carylon Alexander), who on their website claim to have provided consulting services to many big name multi-national companies and to represent tens of thousands of minority-owned business.

While I support the goal of equal opportunities for people regardless of their ethnic background (and I'm also a member of an ethnic minority in the country where I live), spamming is wrong.

Where people running businesses have to spend time dealing with spam (or pay staff to deal with it) when they could be making a product or providing a service for paying customers during that time, they end up losing money. Spamming is unethical. We should not reward spammers by buying the products or services they are selling.

Below is a collection of samples of spam sent by this outfit:

2007-03-17 / noreply@usmailsolutions.com (Odetta Rogers)
Note: This spam sent to an email address harvested from a guestbook. Sending spam to a harvested address is an aggravating factor when determining penalties for violations of the Federal Can Spam act of 2003.

Dear Colleague,
I am glad to be your host for this years awards ceremony and golf outting at the conference.

I look forward to seeing you in Vegas!!

Regards,

Ericka

 7th Annual Multicultural Business Conference - April 11 - 13, 2007 the Mirage Las Vegas

Conference Sponsors

 

Headers:

X-Originating-IP: [69.177.49.97]
Authentication-Results: mta128.mail.re3.yahoo.com  from=usmailsolutions.com;
 domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 69.177.49.97  (EHLO usmailsolutions.com) (69.177.49.97)
  by mta128.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:08:37 -0700
Reply-To: Odetta Rogers <noreply@usmailsolutions.com>
From: Odetta Rogers <noreply@usmailsolutions.com>
To: spamtrapaddress
Subject: Miss America to Host Diversity Conference
Date: 16 Mar 2007 17:11:42 -0400


2005-11-01 / newsletter@diversitybusiness.info (Odetta Rogers)
http://lists.linux.org.au/archives/chlug/2005-November.txt


2005-07-06 / newsletter@diversitybusiness.info

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE !!!







Our records show that you haven't yet registered for the benefits of DiversityBusiness membership, even though you are fully eligible.

If you have already sent in your registration, please excuse this notice.


DiversityBusiness invites you to join the nations' leading online community of women, minority and small businesses. Our master directory of businesses is the leading source used by Fortune 1000 companies, Government agencies, Colleges and Universities for finding business partners. With over 750,000 visitors a month, its where large buyers and small businesses meet.

Membership in the nation's LARGEST online organization of businesses

Your business profile is made immediately available to buyers nationwide

Access to the nation's most comprehensive database of large buying organizations, women, minority and small businesses

Access to contact information on over 100,000 key contacts (Government and Educational buyers, Corporate buyers, Executives at Fortune 1000 companies including Procurement, Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, etc.)

Access to contact information on over 27,000 women, minority, and small business members of DiversityBusiness

Access to contact information on over 25,000 media contacts for you PR campaigns

10% discount on jobs postings at Careerbuilder.com

10% discount on all the Diversity Courses powered by Rutgers University


Sincerely,

Carylon Alexander

Vice President Business Development
DiversityBusiness
You can View this promotion online at http://www.DiversityBusiness.Info/Membership





Membership Information for the Nations Leading Business Website
DiversityBusiness has the nation's largest, most comprehensive databases of certified diversity suppliers. If you're a supplier, buyer or HR/Recruiter, and you are not a part of this database, you should - because this is the only resource that contains business profiles of all companies both large and small.

Limited time promotion for our opt-in members $100 off of National membership New/Renewal, use the promo code CNXP2005N (Offer Expires July 8, 2005)
We would like to invite you to be a part of this network. REGISTER HERE

Contact Webmaster ©2005 DiversityBusiness.Info, All rights reserved. Advertise


You can view our current newsletter at http://www.DiversityBusiness.Info

You are receiving this special promotion, since you or your associates subscribed your email id to
receive the communication from DiversityBusiness or its affiliates,

To remove or unsubscribe click HERE

Message headers:

Received: from 69.37.84.92.adsl.snet.net ([69.37.84.92] helo=diversitybusiness.info)
	by mailhost with esmtp (Exim 4.44)
	id 1DpwEZ-0004KM-AV
	for emailaddress; Wed, 06 Jul 2005 00:49:45 +0200
Message-ID: <20050705185235.FFEF23663BE4B0C1@diversitybusiness.info>
From: Carylon Alexander <newsletter@diversitybusiness.info>
To: emailaddress
Subject: {Spam?} National Supplier Business Directory
Reply-To: Carylon Alexander <newsletter@diversitybusiness.info>
Date: 05 Jul 2005 18:52:36 -0500


2004-06-30 / jill.hu@ccaii.com / DiversityBusiness.com / Carylon Alexander
http://lists.linux.org.au/archives/chlug/2004-June.txt

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