wdanz.org.nz spam

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Vista, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Vista

    Vista Guest

    Just received an unsolicated email from wdanz.org.nz. Anyone else get one
    too

    This is what I got emailed to me


    Hi

    By now I'm sure you will have heard about WDANZ and our launch on 4th July.
    Please feel free to browse www.wdanz.org.nz for more information about us
    and check out the latest developments.

    I will be travelling throughout the country in early August to meet with new
    members, and any Web Developers who may wish to meet me or ask any questions
    of us in person.

    My meeting & travelling schedule is:
    a.. Napier/Hastings - Monday morning - 7th August - Alakebabs ,CBD 88
    Dickens Street, Napier - 10am-12pm
    b.. Palmerston North - Monday afternoon - 7th August - Pavilion Motel Cnr
    Fitzherbert Avenue & Manawaroa Street - 3pm-5pm
    c.. Wellington - Tuesday - 8th August - Sharella Motor Inn, 20 Glenmore
    Street (Opposite Botanic Gardens) - 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm (Four meetings)
    d.. Dunedin - Wednesday - 9th August - Otago Chamber of Commerce, Burns
    House ground floor, 10 George Street, Dunedin - 12pm-2pm
    e.. Christchurch - Thursday - 10th August - Commerce Club Func Room, 277
    Kilmore St - 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm (Four meetings)
    f.. Nelson - Friday - 11th August - Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, 54
    Montgomery Square, Bridge St. Entrance (Upstairs beside Emporium) - 2pm
    g.. Auckland - Wednesday - 16th August - Grey Lynn Community Centre -
    (Meeting times TBC)
    Even if you are only semi-interested in WDANZ, I encourage you to take the
    opportunity to come along, ask any questions you wish and hear of the many
    developments and upcoming initiatives that WDANZ is already involved with.

    Should you wish to meet with me, please let Brendan or me know and we will
    try to arrange a meeting time and place. I look forward to meeting you.

    Prior to the meeting it will help you enormously to read the Report to
    Industry (http://www.wdanz.org.nz/WDANZ-Report-to-industry-6June2006.pdf)
    which gives good background to the creation and purpose of WDANZ.

    Once again, should we have your contact details incorrect, or if you do not
    want to receive e-mail or hard copy communications from WDANZ, please advise
    us. Thank you

    Regards . . .

    Dennis Smith, CEO

    Web Developers Association of New Zealand
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ph +64 9 486-6410 ~ Fax +64 9 489-3077 ~ Mobile: 021 WEBSITES
    P O Box 101-470 ~ North Shore 0745 ~ www.wdanz.org.nz
    Vista, Aug 7, 2006
    #1
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  2. Can you please forward me the spam including full headers including
    statement that this is spam and your've never had any previous deals etc etc
    etc

    Thanks
    Craig
    Craig Whitmore, Aug 7, 2006
    #2
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  3. Vista

    Vista Guest

    "Craig Whitmore" <> wrote in message
    news:44d698a0$...
    > Can you please forward me the spam including full headers including
    > statement that this is spam and your've never had any previous deals etc
    > etc etc
    >
    > Thanks
    > Craig
    >
    >


    Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    communication has been one way from this company.
    I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    sourced it from the telephone book.
    Vista, Aug 7, 2006
    #3

  4. > Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    > isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    > ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    > communication has been one way from this company.
    > I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    > sourced it from the telephone book.


    Note: I am at Orcon and I've got your complaint..

    Thanks

    Craig Whitmore
    Orcon Internet Ltd
    Craig Whitmore, Aug 7, 2006
    #4
  5. Vista

    Shane Guest

    Vista wrote:


    > Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    > isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    > ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    > communication has been one way from this company.
    > I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    > sourced it from the telephone book.


    A bit of background
    http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling rates
    may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence in
    Auckland.

    Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in one
    of the spam messages.

    http://www.spamdailynews.com/publis...es_denies_he_is_Spam_King_Brendan_Battles.asp
    Spammer Brendan Battles denies he is Spam King Brendan Battles
    March 12, 2006


    Brendan Battles of Auckland used Microsoft Word to create spam messages and
    left both his name and that of his employer in the document properties
    tags. Battles denies spamming in New Zealand, even though Computerworld
    rang him on a number supplied in a spam message.

    All the services in the spam are supplied through Auckland ISP Compass
    Communications, where Battles currently works in the sales department.

    The spam was hawking Wired Country Direct wireless broadband plans, as well
    as Telecom UBS and TelstraClear DSL. Battles put his Whangapararoa and
    Telecom mobile phone number on that message, as well as on another spam for
    national and international call rates

    http://www.webservertalk.com/archive154-2006-3-1417219.html
    (Craig has a tassle with )


    And the connection....
    http://www.wdanz.org.nz/media-release-2006-07-24.htm
    DATE: 17 JULY 2006
    RELEASE: PRESS EMBARGOED TO 24 JULY 2006
    SUBJECT: Web Developers Association of New Zealand – Auckland Conference -
    Keynote Speaker Brendan Battles
    URL: www.wdanz.org.nz/media-release-2006-07-24.htm

    Keynote Speaker at the Inaugural WDANZ Conference - Brendan Battles on
    International Marketing

    The Web Developers Association of New Zealand (WDANZ) announces that it has
    secured Mr Brendan Battles as one of the keynote speakers at the Inaugural
    WDANZ Conference at Auckland in October 2006.

    Mr Battles is now a New Zealand based Marketing Consultant, with a long
    history (some may say rap-sheet) dating back to the earliest days of the
    Internet. Originally based in the United States, Mr Battles has been
    intimately involved with Internet marketing in many capacities, working for
    large international corporate companies, and many other large businesses,
    including several of his own.

    CEO of WDANZ, Dennis Smith, says that Mr Battles has enormous experience in
    a wide range of business marketing activities and will be a valuable
    resource to WDANZ Members.

    __EOP__

    My $0.02 I think Dennis gave WDANZ the kiss of death by hiring Battles, even
    if Battles refrained from his "marketing" technique, he is committing
    political suicide




    --
    Rule 6: There is no rule 6

    Blog: http://shanes.dyndns.org
    Shane, Aug 7, 2006
    #5
  6. Vista

    brazen Guest

    "Shane" <-a-geek.net> wrote in message
    news:eb6e13$kv3$...
    > Vista wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    >> isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    >> ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    >> communication has been one way from this company.
    >> I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    >> sourced it from the telephone book.

    >
    > A bit of background
    > http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    > An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling
    > rates
    > may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence
    > in
    > Auckland.
    >
    > Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    > the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    > New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in
    > one
    > of the spam messages.


    well I just spoke to him and he had a definite north american accent.

    Gay
    brazen, Aug 10, 2006
    #6
  7. Vista

    brazen Guest

    "brazen" <> wrote in message
    news:44da7382$...
    > "Shane" <-a-geek.net> wrote in message
    > news:eb6e13$kv3$...
    >> Vista wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is
    >>> the
    >>> isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or
    >>> so
    >>> ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    >>> communication has been one way from this company.
    >>> I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    >>> sourced it from the telephone book.

    >>
    >> A bit of background
    >> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    >> An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling
    >> rates
    >> may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence
    >> in
    >> Auckland.
    >>
    >> Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    >> the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    >> New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in
    >> one
    >> of the spam messages.

    >
    > well I just spoke to him and he had a definite north american accent.
    >

    blimey, seems he doesnt like me pointing that out and reads this ng - just
    called me again and was rather aggressive after reading my post - "what are
    your intentions??" and calling me names "drama queen".

    If this is how the WDANZ does business, count me out.

    Gay
    brazen, Aug 10, 2006
    #7
  8. Vista

    Guest

    I really wish the drama would stop over the poorly written CW articles.
    I ask all of you to have some patience during the next months. As I
    will be putting up a web site, to give a realistic and real chain of
    events vs. this silly drama the media has created. Many people here
    have been very close minded and judgemental, but most have been more
    independent, understanding, and open minded unlike others.

    One of the issues a few people seem to have with me is in reference to
    the "Denial statement" of who I said I was when the CW reporter
    contacted me on the telephone months ago... I was rang by a person who
    did not care to identify themselves, and asked in a very rude and
    unprofessional way if I was the "Spam King". I of course replied no...
    when I was asked if I was Brendan Battles, I of course said yes I am.
    So this is one example on how twisted things can become and
    ms-represented by the media.

    So I ask once again, for a bit more open minded thinking and less
    judgement from people based on ignorance of the facts vs. relying on
    tabloid press articles. I am open to speak with anyone that would
    extend the respect another person deserves. I am not "In hiding", I am
    simply a living and breathing person like the rest of you...

    brazen wrote:
    > "Shane" <-a-geek.net> wrote in message
    > news:eb6e13$kv3$...
    > > Vista wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    > >> isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    > >> ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    > >> communication has been one way from this company.
    > >> I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    > >> sourced it from the telephone book.

    > >
    > > A bit of background
    > > http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    > > An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling
    > > rates
    > > may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence
    > > in
    > > Auckland.
    > >
    > > Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    > > the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    > > New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in
    > > one
    > > of the spam messages.

    >
    > well I just spoke to him and he had a definite north american accent.
    >
    > Gay
    , Aug 10, 2006
    #8
  9. Vista

    Don Hills Guest

    In article <>,
    wrote:
    >So I ask once again, for a bit more open minded thinking and less
    >judgement from people based on ignorance of the facts vs. relying on
    >tabloid press articles. I am open to speak with anyone that would
    >extend the respect another person deserves. I am not "In hiding", I am
    >simply a living and breathing person like the rest of you...


    You get the respect that you earn. You've chosen a disrespectful way to make
    a living, and as a result are getting the (dis)respect that you've earned.

    --
    Don Hills (dmhills at attglobaldotnet) Wellington, New Zealand
    "New interface closely resembles Presentation Manager,
    preparing you for the wonders of OS/2!"
    -- Advertisement on the box for Microsoft Windows 2.11 for 286
    Don Hills, Aug 10, 2006
    #9
  10. Vista

    Vista Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I really wish the drama would stop over the poorly written CW articles.
    > I ask all of you to have some patience during the next months. As I
    > will be putting up a web site, to give a realistic and real chain of
    > events vs. this silly drama the media has created. Many people here
    > have been very close minded and judgemental, but most have been more
    > independent, understanding, and open minded unlike others.
    >
    > One of the issues a few people seem to have with me is in reference to
    > the "Denial statement" of who I said I was when the CW reporter
    > contacted me on the telephone months ago... I was rang by a person who
    > did not care to identify themselves, and asked in a very rude and
    > unprofessional way if I was the "Spam King". I of course replied no...
    > when I was asked if I was Brendan Battles, I of course said yes I am.
    > So this is one example on how twisted things can become and
    > ms-represented by the media.
    >
    > So I ask once again, for a bit more open minded thinking and less
    > judgement from people based on ignorance of the facts vs. relying on
    > tabloid press articles. I am open to speak with anyone that would
    > extend the respect another person deserves. I am not "In hiding", I am
    > simply a living and breathing person like the rest of you...
    >


    It doesn't answer the question as to why this company is sending unsolicated
    emails.
    Vista, Aug 10, 2006
    #10
  11. We over here in the states wish all the drama would stop as well. The
    quickest and easiest way to stop the drama brendan would be to pay your
    child support as well as your back child support for your 5 children.
    You're only required to pay $500US for my three and even less for
    your children with your 1st wife. Your back child support is over $22K
    for all the kids. I am sooooo sick and tired of you telling us you are
    working on it and that you'll be sending support! You moved to nz to
    avoid paying this support as well as avoiding your back taxes as I'm
    sure a slew of other reasons! You haven't seen your children in almost
    2 years and that's probably for the best.

    You're asking everyone on here for open minded thinking and less
    judgment of you...but the things you do are a disgrace to your family
    and your ex-families. You are and will continue to be judged on YOUR
    actions; therefore no lenience should be given!!

    Get a real job and help support your kids (and a vasectomy would be
    good for the rest of the world too).

    So...this to everyone out there who was feeling maybe they should cut
    this guy some slack...I'm just here to let you know that even in his
    personal life he has proven time and time again to be a scammer, a
    liar, a cheat, a dead-beat, just like in his professional life (if
    spamming should actually be called a profession).



    wrote:
    > I really wish the drama would stop over the poorly written CW articles.
    > I ask all of you to have some patience during the next months. As I
    > will be putting up a web site, to give a realistic and real chain of
    > events vs. this silly drama the media has created. Many people here
    > have been very close minded and judgemental, but most have been more
    > independent, understanding, and open minded unlike others.
    >
    > One of the issues a few people seem to have with me is in reference to
    > the "Denial statement" of who I said I was when the CW reporter
    > contacted me on the telephone months ago... I was rang by a person who
    > did not care to identify themselves, and asked in a very rude and
    > unprofessional way if I was the "Spam King". I of course replied no...
    > when I was asked if I was Brendan Battles, I of course said yes I am.
    > So this is one example on how twisted things can become and
    > ms-represented by the media.
    >
    > So I ask once again, for a bit more open minded thinking and less
    > judgement from people based on ignorance of the facts vs. relying on
    > tabloid press articles. I am open to speak with anyone that would
    > extend the respect another person deserves. I am not "In hiding", I am
    > simply a living and breathing person like the rest of you...
    >
    > brazen wrote:
    > > "Shane" <-a-geek.net> wrote in message
    > > news:eb6e13$kv3$...
    > > > Vista wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >> Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    > > >> isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    > > >> ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    > > >> communication has been one way from this company.
    > > >> I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    > > >> sourced it from the telephone book.
    > > >
    > > > A bit of background
    > > > http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    > > > An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling
    > > > rates
    > > > may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence
    > > > in
    > > > Auckland.
    > > >
    > > > Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    > > > the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    > > > New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in
    > > > one
    > > > of the spam messages.

    > >
    > > well I just spoke to him and he had a definite north american accent.
    > >
    > > Gay
    Your2ndExWife, Aug 17, 2006
    #11
  12. We over here in the states wish all the drama would stop as well. The
    quickest and easiest way to stop the drama brendan would be to pay your
    child support as well as your back child support for your 5 children.
    You're only required to pay $500US for my three and even less for
    your children with your 1st wife. Your back child support is over $22K
    for all the kids. I am sooooo sick and tired of you telling us you are
    working on it and that you'll be sending support! You moved to nz to
    avoid paying this support as well as avoiding your back taxes as I'm
    sure a slew of other reasons! You haven't seen your children in almost
    2 years and that's probably for the best.

    You're asking everyone on here for open minded thinking and less
    judgment of you...but the things you do are a disgrace to your family
    and your ex-families. You are and will continue to be judged on YOUR
    actions; therefore no lenience should be given!!

    Get a real job and help support your kids (and a vasectomy would be
    good for the rest of the world too).

    So...this to everyone out there who was feeling maybe they should cut
    this guy some slack...I'm just here to let you know that even in his
    personal life he has proven time and time again to be a scammer, a
    liar, a cheat, a dead-beat, just like in his professional life (if
    spamming should actually be called a profession).



    wrote:
    > I really wish the drama would stop over the poorly written CW articles.
    > I ask all of you to have some patience during the next months. As I
    > will be putting up a web site, to give a realistic and real chain of
    > events vs. this silly drama the media has created. Many people here
    > have been very close minded and judgemental, but most have been more
    > independent, understanding, and open minded unlike others.
    >
    > One of the issues a few people seem to have with me is in reference to
    > the "Denial statement" of who I said I was when the CW reporter
    > contacted me on the telephone months ago... I was rang by a person who
    > did not care to identify themselves, and asked in a very rude and
    > unprofessional way if I was the "Spam King". I of course replied no...
    > when I was asked if I was Brendan Battles, I of course said yes I am.
    > So this is one example on how twisted things can become and
    > ms-represented by the media.
    >
    > So I ask once again, for a bit more open minded thinking and less
    > judgement from people based on ignorance of the facts vs. relying on
    > tabloid press articles. I am open to speak with anyone that would
    > extend the respect another person deserves. I am not "In hiding", I am
    > simply a living and breathing person like the rest of you...
    >
    > brazen wrote:
    > > "Shane" <-a-geek.net> wrote in message
    > > news:eb6e13$kv3$...
    > > > Vista wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >> Thanks, I have actually put a complaint directly to orcon, as that is the
    > > >> isp it was sent through. I did also receive a mailed advert a month or so
    > > >> ago, but I certainly haven't communicated with this company, and any
    > > >> communication has been one way from this company.
    > > >> I don't know where they have got my details from, however they probably
    > > >> sourced it from the telephone book.
    > > >
    > > > A bit of background
    > > > http://www.computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/59EBE43733ED0C51CC25712D0009505F
    > > > An unsolicited bulk email campaign for broadband and telephone calling
    > > > rates
    > > > may have flushed out a notorious US spammer from a low-profile existence
    > > > in
    > > > Auckland.
    > > >
    > > > Contacted by Computerworld, Brendan Battles of Auckland denies that he is
    > > > the same person as US spammer Brendan Battles. He also denies spamming in
    > > > New Zealand, even though Computerworld rang him on a number supplied in
    > > > one
    > > > of the spam messages.

    > >
    > > well I just spoke to him and he had a definite north american accent.
    > >
    > > Gay
    Your2ndExWife, Aug 17, 2006
    #12
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