ab-mart.com (ai bi ma te sheng wu yi yao shang hai you xian gong si): spamming scientists

Abmart is spamming scientists whose addresses it has retrieved from articles available on PubMed. I’ve seen this spam in my own (positively ancient) traps as well as in mail reported to me by friendly scientists. There is no ESP; they’re using NetEase’s public webmail and Sina.net’s public webmail to spam. Is this even mainsleaze spam anymore?

(It does beg the question of “who bothers receiving mail from China anyway?” Universities don’t really have a choice, and spamtraps… want to receive spam. :)

Spamming IPs:

  • m13-231.163.com [220.181.13.231]
  • mta319.sina.net [202.108.3.197]
  • mta319.sina.net [202.108.3.196]
  • m13-232.163.com [220.181.13.232]

(at the very least)

Spam headers:

Return-Path: <jack_Chen@working-antibodies.com>
Received: from mta319.sina.net (mta319.sina.net [202.108.3.197])
by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id x
for <x>; Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:xx:xx +0200 (EET)
Received: from unknown (HELO mta319.sina.net) ([10.54.5.29])
by irxd5-208.sina.net with ESMTP; 29 Feb 2012 23:xx:xx +0800
Received: by smtp-5-29.sina.net (SINAMAIL, from userid 1040)
id 39ED4302877; Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:xx:xx +0800 (CST)
Received: from ABSH1WBM01 (unknown [10.69.4.13])
by smtp-5-29.sina.net (SINAMAIL) with ESMTPA id x
for <x>; Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:xx:xx +0800 (CST)
Disposition-Notification-To: jack.abmart@gmail.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: Jack Chen <jack_Chen@working-antibodies.com>
To: x
Reply-To: jack.abmart@gmail.com
Date: 29 Feb 2012 23:xx:xx +0800
Subject: Cover your protein surface with monoclonal antibody libraries
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Message-Id: <x@smtp-5-29.sina.net>

Another set:

Return-Path: <jack01_abmart@custom-mab-libraries.com>
Received: from m13-236.163.com (m13-231.163.com [220.181.13.231])
by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id x
for <x>; Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:xx:xx +0200 (EET)
Received: from ABSH1WBM01 (unknown [116.246.27.210])
by smtp1 (Coremail) with SMTP id x;
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:xx:xx +0800 (CST)
Disposition-Notification-To: jack.abmart@gmail.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
From: Jack Chen <jack01_abmart@custom-mab-libraries.com>
To: x
Reply-To: jack.abmart@gmail.com
Date: 28 Feb 2012 20:xx:xx +0800
Subject: Cover your protein surface with monoclonal antibody libraries
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
X-CM-TRANSID: x
X-Coremail-Antispam: x
Message-Id: <x.x.x@m13-236.163.com>
X-CM-SenderInfo: x

Human-readable spam contents:

Dear Dr. x

We would like to have an opportunity to work with you and develop monoclonal antibody libraries for your next target protein. Our mAb libraries are made with 6 or more diverse peptide/soluble-domain antigens, and recognize 4 – 12 epitopes on your target protein. These libraries will multiply your chances of getting successful antibodies, propelling your research to its ideal goal.

For only Euro 1199, you will receive a library

– consists of 6 monoclonal antibodies,
– made with 6 DIVERSE peptide antigens,
– recognizes ???4 epitopes on your target protein,
– within 3 months.

ALL you need to provide is your protein sequence.

Larger libraries, ideal for generating successful antibodies with ultra-high affinity to be used in a variety of applications, are also available.

Become one of our more than 1,200 customers worldwide!  You can learn more information from website: EU.AB-MART.COM for more Please also feel free to email me to place order or ask any questions, and I will be more than happy to assist.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in our service, please add this email to your WHITE LIST.
————————————————————————
Sincerely,
Jack Chen
Account Manager
Address: 2/F, Bldg 1, Juke Bio-tech Park, 333 Guiping Rd; Shanghai 200233 China
Phone: (86)-21-34695924
Fax: (86)-21-64048081
Website:eu.ab-mart.com
E-mail: jack.abmart@gmail.com; jack_abmart@sina.com

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