I generally try to avoid politics since they can be so divisive, but this is just too much. I've been getting a continuing stream of spams from the Tim Bridgewater campaign. I never requested the information and in fact I know exactly where they got a hold of the email address. It was a special address made specifically for one group. That group was (as I had suspected) a scam operation and they put the address on a "millions CD" (a CD filled with email addresses that spammers blast their crap to). Now the Bridgewater campaign is using one. This is very sad indeed.
The spams from the Bridgewater campaign continue, of course. The latest contained a letter from Bob Bennett throwing his support behind Bridgewater, so now I've lost all respect for him too. But that's not even the most interesting part.
I didn't bother mentioning originally that the purchased email address hadn't received any activity for a long time since it really didn't seem relevant. It's been so long that I don't even have the archives of the previous spams, scams and other garbage that was sent there with me anymore. They're all off in a storage locker. I bring it up now because a separate set of spams is now also coming in. These are solicitations to be a "mystery shopper" all being sent from throwaway accounts in Toronto. 100% Guaranteed Scam. I find the timing of this extremely suspect. The Bridgewater spams started on Memorial Day to an account that hadn't seen any activity in longer than I can remember, and both are targeted to specific geographic regions. (The shopper spam named the city I lived in when I fed the custom address to the original scammer that first sold it.) 2 1/2 weeks later a certifiable scam shows up in the same account. Now, I don't think the Bridgewater campaign has anything directly to do with the scam outfit, but it's nearly impossible for me to believe that this is a coincidence. Apparently the company that Bridgewater bought their mailing list from happily does business with those out to defraud people.
There's a lot more I could say about how I feel about this guy, but I'm going to refrain at this point. I think the facts speak for themselves.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2010 21:09:48 GMT -7 by CAwasinNJ