[TowerTalk] Re:Spammers, Telemarketers, et al
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 18:40:33 -0800 (PST)
Yeah, yeah, yeah Jeff. I seem to remember a post that said "only
subscribers" to towertalk could post now. That sure didn't last long did it?
>This is America. Marketing is essential to industry, always has been, and
>will continue whether you like it or not. If no one ever bought these
>products, all marketing and related expenses would quickly disappear. Your
>best weapon is to ignore it.
>But this is a TOWERTALK Reflector. If you don't like the spam, etc., that is
>clearly an INTERNET issue. Please take it off this reflector, as you are
>creating MUCH MORE bandwidth-consuming blather than they are!
>You are a smart bunch of guys. Surely, if you are so irritated by such an
>infinitesimal amount of unrelated garbage, you should be able to find a
>discussion group devoted to it, where you can share, if you must.
>And please don't waste your time with flames. They are worse than spam, and
>will be similarly ignored.
>73 de Jeff K2KV
>From: Bryan <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Friday, December 19, 1997 3:38 PM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Put it on the Spammers/Telemarketers
>> Well, I just got another spam through the tower
>>talk reflector. I was on the phone trying to deal with
>>a telemarketer who wanted to consolidate my long distance
>>phone bills and when I picked up the line that was waiting
>>it was a request from a local charity wanting me to donate
>>to the local petting zoo. Enough is enough
>> This latest spam on promoting a stock for sale from
>>IRT listed their 800 FREE phone number.....800-564-0547
>>I am sure some of you creative folks can come up with some
>>clever ideas of what to do with that phone number that they
>>are paying for....How about some ideas? Lets put it back
>>on them AT THEIR EXPENSE. 800-564-0547
>> I think that it is actually a violation of the Federal
>>Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) 47USC~227
>>for these folks to send unsolicited advertisments via email.
>>How about an attorney that is part of this group look this
>>up and tell us grassroots folks how we can respond to this
>> The CEO of IRT is
>> Richard Rossi
>> 555 South Federal Hwy. #200
>> Boca Raton, Florida 33432
>> Phone 561-361-9227
>>Maybe some folks can come up with some Christmas gifts for him.
>>Any ideas and suggestions? Come on guys.....lets do it!!
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