Friday, December 26, 2008

Biggest sources of Spam in Thailand?

Is the new Thai Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjavjia assigned deputy Democrat leader Korn Chatikavanij to seek cooperation from three mobile phone network operators, AIS, DTAC and True, to send SMS messages to people, asking them to help the prime minister solve the country's crisis.

Interested callers are asked to send back their postal codes, costing them three baht.

After a user sends the postal code, he or she receives a message saying, "I am Abhisit Vejjajiva. Thank you very much, and I will get back to you."

So the new PM spams the entire country. What could possibly go wrong?
Ms Saree said many consumers had complained about the messages.
Wow, didn't see that coming.

Note to Democrats: I know that y'all are excited about the new President-elect and everything. But if anyone says "Hey, I have an idea! Nation-wide spam will bring the country together and help solve the fiscal crisis!" can you pretty please put him on the next tramp steamer to Wasilla or something?

Hat tip Slashdot, where - as expected - the comments provide quality snark:


I AM [PRIME MINISTER OF KINGDOM OF THAILAND]. I HAVE BUSINESS PROPOSITION TO MAKE YOU. Have URGENT POLITICAL CRISIS to get out of the country; need you to send 10c ([TEN CENTS]) to me and it's yours.
Is NOT pyramid scheme

[Thai prime minister]


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