Aboma Control Oy: Spamming to advertise accounting services

Aboma Control Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) is using spam to advertise its accounting services. The spam says they are using a purchased list from Suomen Asiakastieto Oy. I received a copy of this spam at my business and saw it in spamtraps that qualify as outdated and erroneous personal information (the processing of which is illegal).

The ESP is Hurja Solutions Oy (hurja.fi, e-viesti.fi, qred.fi; www, biz reg, responsible people) whose web pages do not contain anything on the topic of acceptable use.
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QVC: Verifying Email Addresses that Never Responded to Email

Today video and e-commerce retailer QVC sent what appears to be a re-engagement or verification email to a pristine spamtrap. The spamtrap probably got onto QVC’s list because the user typoed the real email address when subscribing. The email indicates that the user has not responded to emails “recently”, and asks for the user to indicate whether they want to stay on QVC’s list. The ESP is Cheetahmail, a subsidiary of Experian.

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Target Spams Email Appended List with Data Breach Notice

U.S.-based retailer Target, which recently suffered a massive data breach, has responded to that breach by hiring an email appender to append scraped email addresses (some of them closed for over a decade) to their customer list. Target then spammed that appended list over the past few days. The ESP is Epsilon, via its subsidiary Bigfoot Interactive.

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Justin Perintä Oy: Acc Consulting Oy expanding into debt collection, and spamming

The people behind Acc Consulting Oy appear to have set up a new business, Justin Perintä Oy (www, biz reg, people responsible), to branch into debt collection, and predictably, started using their time-honoured methods to advertise their services.

As usual, their Internet service providers, Saunalahti (a d/b/a of Elisa Plc), Kotisivut.com, and Nebula are doing their damnedest to turn a blind eye.

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Spam from Software Outsourcing Company BairesDev

In early December 2013, the Denver Code Monkey posted a blog note about this spammer in the spammer section of his blog. Ignacio de Marco, apparently of BairesDev LLC, San Francisco / Argentina had been spamming him. We confirm – this happened to me too.

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Elfcloud: Spam-advertised “secure cloud storage” for Finnish businesses

Elfcloud (www), a service operated by elfconsulting oy (biz reg, responsible people) is advertising its services through spam.

Would you buy “secure” services from, or trust your data to, somebody who respects your privacy enough to reach into your pocket for their advertising budget without your knowledge or consent?
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NASA JPL: When the Same Email is Both Solicited and Spam (Take #2)

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL) sent me a solicited, much-desired, and eagerly read bulk email today. The organization also spammed a half dozen email addresses at domains that closed in 2005 and earlier. I don’t doubt that the original owners of those email addresses subscribed, probably sometime in the 1990s. Email addresses (unlike diamonds) are not forever. The ESP is IContact.

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Vocus Pt. II : Vocus on Vocus

[See Pt. I here :  Vocus & PRWeb, wherein they re-use a very old list]

I thought I had an understanding with Vocus.com after the November 06 incident. Accidents never happen, in a perfect world. This world isn’t perfect, apparently.

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Valmennustalo Educo Oy: spamming

Valmennustalo Educo Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) is spamming to sell their services. The ESP iswas MailChimp, one of our favourites, who have already done the needful.

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St1 Yrityskortti: Dear Spamtrap, Get a Business Fuel Card

St1, a fuel chain in Finland, is advertising their business fuel card services in illegal spam. They started (no later, but possibly earlier than) in October, and the only visible change is that the spamming domain names and IP addresses have changed for today’s missives.

(It was “postipalvelu.com” in October, and the complaint on Oct 10 was sent to St1 representatives in email only. No response was received. Kirjekyyhky.com was registered to an anonymous party on November 8, 2013. Pretty damn quick for getting thousands of subscribers, just over the weekend, huh? Oh, but those aren’t subscribers in the traditional affiliate marketing sense, they’re just crap harvested from business registers and the EuroAds “publisher” freely admits this.)

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