Anyone else get a Cogent Spam email today? I got three, to three different addresses in a span of six minutes. The kicker, the subject line and content are "following up on your request". Here's the gist:
"Information you requested,
I my name is Ike Densmore I am the Cogent Communications Wholesale
representitve for Texas and the surrounding states. I am following up on
your request about Cogents Transit and Transport pricing and product.
Please give me a call or let me know my e-mail what would be a good time to
speak with you.
Wholesale Representative Texas
(I removed the actual offer part, it just gets worse)
A few things, one, I have never contacted Cogent in my life. Two, if they are going to spam, at least have the decency to write in correct english. Three, the addresses this was sent to were data-mined as they are only located in a specific place.
Now we are all used to spam, but in this case, who do you report it to? If the spammer is the transit provider, where does it go from here? It's very sad that the transit providers (or at least one) are resorting to this tactic.