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Re: ... verification...

  • To: Claudio Allocchio +39 040 3758523 < >
  • From: "Clive D.W. Feather" < >
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 11:23:56 +0000

Claudio Allocchio +39 040 3758523 said:
> ... I forgot to say: ISP do not need to invent anythig for verification 
> of free trial users: just use the existing tools used by the thousands of 
> "XXX" web sites out there to "grant free trial access": give me you 
> credit card number etc... a lot of spammers via free trial access will 
> start to carefully think before doing a mail spam: the ISP has then ALSO 
> the credit card number to make them eventually PAY actual money of they 
> violate some policy....

Have you tried feeding a false credit card number (that still meets the
checksum - not hard) into such systems ? Other than US-hosted ones, that
is.

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