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Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby mrgoat » April 11th, 2008, 5:56 am

I got spam today from some place called fredi magic. Never heard of them, nor used them.

Anyone else get this?

Trying to work out where they harvested my email address from...

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Frank Dudgeon » April 11th, 2008, 8:27 am

I received one , also...in English, French and Spanish. My Yahoo account put it in the "bulk"...or spam...folder.

I'm in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby naquada » April 11th, 2008, 8:48 am

also got one this morning.. and pointed out that i didnt opt into their email list..

they have obviously just mass harvested emails from somewhere without our permission..
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Gordolini » April 11th, 2008, 9:25 am

I received spam last year from same - suspected that the source was from my Genii forum profile.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby mrgoat » April 11th, 2008, 9:30 am

As I suspected.

Well that's great, as that is now illegal in the US and the UK

Can everyone who got it post here please and I will make official legal complaints.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Donal Chayce » April 11th, 2008, 9:55 am

I got it as well. I figured they recorded my email address when I visited their website last year to read more about their line of thumb tips.

I tried to get off of the list by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link, but it was disabled.
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Evan Shuster » April 11th, 2008, 10:51 am

I received it as well. I tried to opt out but wasn't able.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby naquada » April 11th, 2008, 11:09 am

you just need to either use spamcop.net to report him to the provider and hosts of his website or forward the email and headers to abuse@ovh.net and abuse@theplanet.com.

or you can use the public whois record for his domain:

http://www.whois.net/whois_new.cgi?d=frediup&tld=com

and ask him directly why he's spamming people..
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 11th, 2008, 11:33 am

Ugh, I just got spammed by those bums, too. And you can't reply to the address from which it was sent, and their "unsubscribe" links don't function. I've just added them to my junk mail filter.
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby naquada » April 11th, 2008, 11:38 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Ugh, I just got spammed by those bums, too. And you can't reply to the address from which it was sent, and their "unsubscribe" links don't function. I've just added them to my junk mail filter.


which is illegal in both the UK and USA.. reporting to spam cop, if enough people report will get his mail server blacklisted... = no more sending emails from it as other mail servers will no relay the messages..

there is no excuse for spam...
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Dave Andrews » April 11th, 2008, 5:25 pm

I got it this morning - just deleted it, as I didn't know who it was.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Ken Becker » April 11th, 2008, 5:35 pm

I also received it this a.m., and deleted it as it looked
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Magic Mike » April 11th, 2008, 5:50 pm

Got it here too......

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Tom Frame » April 12th, 2008, 10:50 am

I also received it, and promptly deleted it.

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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Brandon Hall » April 14th, 2008, 12:06 pm

I got Fredi-up here too
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Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

Postby Dale Shrimpton » May 8th, 2008, 9:01 am

I got spammed by them twice this week.


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