Spook spam in your inbox, claim BangCD.com
Yet another story about a security breach with regards to your email. Or is it? We can't tell - it's certainly one of the more colourful stories we've covered on Bitterwallet.
Avid reader Jason has been in touch with a curious tale about online retailer BangCD.com:
"Over the past few weeks, I've been getting emails from Bang CD regarding upcoming deals. These always appear in my spam folder at the rate of 3 to 4 per week. Getting a bit sick of them, I clicked the 'unsubscribe' link and, within an hour of sending the unsubscribe email, I received an email from BangCD."
This is where it gets weird. Here's the email Jason received from BangCD:
We have become a victim of Industrial Sabotage using Spam email.
Bang CD did not send, or authorise the sending of, this email. This mail was sent as a malicious attempt to have Bang CD de-listed due spamming. We have taken legal advice and are currently issuing proceeding to prevent this happening again.
Sincere apologies you have been inconvenienced.
So a third party has somehow acquired a mailing list from BangCD and is sending several emails a week in the hope of having the company blacklisted, while simultaneously drumming up business for them? That's a rubbish attempt at sabotage.
A search of the intermaweb reveals BangCD has been around for several years and plenty of complaints about them in in that time. The company apparently changed hands in May last year and is now operated by Apex Champ Limited, a company (presumably) registered in Asia.
We contacted BangCD early this morning to ask what was going on, but we're yet to receive a response. The Contact page of their 'temporary' website only provides a single email address, while the rest of the information points to operations based in both Hong Kong and Singapore. If we hear anymore about this tale of spooks and spam, we'll let you know.