I have just been spammed by TradeMe, the Ebay-like service bought by Fairfax, the Australian media ﬁrm. A spam arrived at an address that is not even on my proﬁle today.
I realize the chances of detection are not great, since so many people in New Zealand have TradeMe accounts. But I am always wary of spam, and have a reasonably active Spamcop account just for folks like this.
TradeMe, which, as far as I can tell, was ethical with emails back in the day when it was independent, seems to have fulﬁlled the fears of some people: that, part of a large, offshore corporation, it has begun to act in a very strange way.
To the Australian parents of TradeMe: we Kiwis don’t like spam. Spam is not media: there is a difference. We don’t like other Australian companies sending us spam faxes to circumvent your domestic telecommunications’ laws. So lay off. All this does is damage your brands, and make us remember just how much better these companies were before we were forced to sell them to you. Posted by Jack Yan, 07:31
Yes I agree with you. These company downgrades their value themselves. Companies should avoid spam techniques.Post a Comment
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