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The following message has been circulated on several spamfighting lists.
"As folks may have noticed from Twitter, Spamhaus is currently the target of a lawsuit filed in the UK by a US bulk sender better known in the anti-spam world as 'Mamba Hosting' — an outfit which since 2008 has managed to rack up an impressive 184 SBL listings and get terminated by over 50 hosts.
As the case has been filed in the UK we intend to defend it vigorously. Our defence aims to reveal the extent of this outfit's spam activities over the last years. Our goal is to impress upon the court the scale and subterfuge used by this outfit with overwhelming evidence to counter any claims of sending only to opt-in lists.
To ensure the court views the bulk of evidence as unquestionably large, that the scope is global, and with many victims beyond just Spamhaus' trap network, Spamhaus will appreciate additional spam samples from folks here who have been on the receiving end of spam from this outfit under its many different names.
Thanks for your assistance!
The Spamhaus Project"
If you have any interest in helping Spamhaus, please respond to Matt@spamhaus and he will provide IP ranges, timeframes, and a submission address"
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Just think, you can stash maybe 10,000 euros in a single cigarette box using 500's. If you remove that note and fall back to say the 100euro note then you now need 5x the space or can only conceal a fifth of the value in the same space. The concealment & movement of money now needs to be scaled up to move the same quantity of money, which in turn raises the risk of someone being discovered. Getting stopped in the street you could hide a few 500's in a wallet which would easily be missed. In lower denominations you're now talking about wads of notes that are more noticeable.