The Lumber Cartel - How it All Started

This is the true story of how The Lumber Cartel started. Remember - this is a True Story!! Seriously! Taken from the archives of the Usenet Newsgroup (nanae) or somewhere else - we honestly don't remember at this point.

Below is a letter explaining a two year investigation into spamming. If you don't want to read it, that is fine. I am a Licensed Private Investigator.

About two years ago our firm was hired by a fortune 500 company whowanted to use the bulk email process to sell major software on the Internet. They had planned for many man hours just the right campaign. Suddenly there was all this stir going on about anti spam and they wanted to know what started it so they found us on line and hired us to investigate.

Almost two years later the investigation still goes on a the results so far will surprise you. You may be one who we have investigated but this email address is unknown to us at this time as being in the investigation. I am not at liberty to reveal names or sources or our client but the result of our findings are going public very soon. We thought you should have the ball first. The original anti-spammer was in truth a major spammer just one day before two major lumber companies deposited a total of $275,000 into his account. He instantly stopped spamming and began what is now the biggest anti-spam ring on the Internet. We now know there are over 600 anti-spammers who are on the payroll of these two large lumber companies, and the exact number we have found to date scares the hell out of me. However, when we investigated the lumber companies we found that 17.5% of all trees that are used for something and not just cut to clear ground, in the world are used for paper products. Twenty percent of our nations trees are cut to make paper and half of that is used for junk snail mail and most are used in the snail mail process at one time or another. The Lumber companies at that time were showing a 6% over all profit lose they claimed was due to the Internet email. Bulk Email was now cutting into junk snail mail profits by 11%. They believed that if left unchecked the bulk email and email (which are in their plans to go after next) will cause them to loose enough that it will no longer be profitable to cut for paper. They are also facing new steel frame homes which may wipe them out.

Ten thousand acres are cut each hour. Can we grow it back at that rate? Not hardly. I short, we have all been taken by these lumber companies who do not care if they destroy our world as long as they make a profit . There are 666 paid anti-spammers on their payroll. Every time they cut and clear rain forest they decrease the amount of rain which falls in the forest and the rivers are all getting smaller. The ground is turned over as they clear the rain forest and (the state of Washington is rain forest) and new viruses are discovered all the time. Some of these viruses are not curable at this time and may never be. Mother nature has a way of killing off something that does not help her and we pretty well fit that category don't we. I don't know about you but I am on her side. I say let€s move as much mail on to the net as we can and help our planet. New technology has given us phone line compression which will let 10,000 to 4 times what we now can get on our phone lines and after all, how hard is it to delete something in your email box? I get over 300 hundred unsolicited email a day but I would rather have it under hand then have to go out to the mail box and sort and then take the paper to the recycle bin. How hard is it to replace our trees. I say if we are going to go after spammers then let us go after the porno spammers and get rid of them. Then target the individual who tries to sell the obvious scams. Let's try to stop breaking the Federal, law by hacking into someone's personal equipment and destroying it. Teach responsible bulk emailing. I have found that most bulk emailers do not want to send out to the people who do not want it, it does no good and makes them no profit. I have found that those who don't care like CyberPromo, CTE and just a few others, also send out porno. So lets organize against the crooks and teach the others how to do bulk right. It can be done right you know and there are nearly 17 million on the net who like bulk email. I am one because I am an investigator and we need to know the new technology and the new programs and new software and we learn this first hand from bulk email. Lets not forget that AOL hits you with an advertisement as soon as you sign on. They know how powerful bulk email is. Let€s use bulk email to teach people the truth and not the half truths I see on some web pages on anti-spam. The truth is much more powerful than lies or half truths.

Duane Patterson Patterson Research & Recovery

Of course the spammers refuse to believe that There Is No Lumber Cartel. This was recently posted at the
Bilker Message Board

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))))))) Is the Internet Hurting Newspapers (((((((((( Recent reports indicate that publishers are are still finding growth in weekend Newspapers........People enjoy Sundays relaxed opportunity to read up on their interests. The problem arising is with the daily papers... Not that people do not want them ....But that as Internet classifieds and marketing become more specialised and organised they can foresee a substantial loss in revenues. These revenues are the basis of their income and as they drop so to will quality. Many are spending large amounts online, but with a strong print media mindset they are finding it difficult to create a clear winner to help improve their position. It can also be noted that a big movement "behind the scenes" against online direct marketing efforts is being powered (funded) by the lumber industry who fear the negative impact of lost dollars to direct e-commerce on the net. Just food for thought.
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(((((It can also be noted that a big movement "behind the scenes" against online direct marketing efforts is being powered (funded) by the lumber industry who fear the negative impact of lost dollars to direct e-commerce on the net. ))))) (((Just food for thought.)))) Could not agree more, "The Lumber Cartel", is the one that think they are Net Police,,,Who give out mallets.. I wonder if they ever hit there thumbs...I wonder which anti-spammer got his free truck load of lumber today...haha I logged for 12 years and know how these butchers think,,,,they will steal any tree if its worth money. Do they care about the enviorment....NOT !!! Save The trees, advertise with E-MAIL !! Email the author (
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Even the Spammer's "offishul" Organization - Direct Email Advertisers Association believe that There Is a Lumber Cartel. See:

DEAA What We Are Fighting Against!

This material was taken from the spammer message board at
SuccessAddress Internet Marketing Forum

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