[LINK] Spam site using Government Logos
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:44:18 +1100
I received a spam today for a site purportedly helping Australian trade
and promotion. Visiting the site reveals the use of several high profile
logos and emblems from Government departments.
eg: Austrade, the ATO, Dept of Foreign Affairs and more.
I suspect they are using these logos and emblems to make themselves look
official although they do have a disclaimer down the bottom of the front
page which reads "This site is a non-government site and recieves zero
I wonder how the departments concerned deal with this type of misuse of
official logos and images ?
a copy of the email is below
> From: "Gary" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:06:07 PM Australia/Melbourne
> Subject: Regional and Rural Australian resources
> The Australian Regional and Rural classifieds is an initiative
> undertaken to introduce those from Regional and Rural Australia to the
> Whilst we do cater for trading post type classifieds we specifically
> encourage those from sporting, arts, social and community groups too
> expose them selves to the world. Regional Australia is not small,
> Australia is. With a population fewer than 20 million we encourage you
> to promote your self or service to combined populations of over 750
> million Worldwide.
> Please test-drive the site before we launch on Wednesday 26th Feb 2003.
> If you are happy please spread the word.
> Gary McDonald