Telecom NZ's former Online Retail/Auction site (Ferrit) lives on.. as a spammers database?

Those of you who used (or registered) for Ferrit, beware....

This morning my wife received a spam email with ominous overtones; the destination address concerned was only ever used on ferrit.co.nz.

The bonus with using role-driven email addresses is that you have instant ID on where an address was sourced from. Thus the email concerned could only have come from one place; Ferrit's Database of customers; or someone associated with Ferrit.

My wife did infact purchase things through Ferrit. Twice. One has to ask though, how do someones personal details wind up being used for spam purposes?!

Telecom NZ - Over to you! Meanwhile I guess we have to engineer yet another spam-black-hole on an email address that's now a write-off :(