Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy: Selling debt collection services to spamtraps

This is a little old, but please bear with me. Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy (www, biz reg) is selling debt collection services via spam, and is predictably hitting spamtraps as a result. They’re contaminating the public outbound SMTP servers of their ISP by doing so. They’re also processing outdated and erroneous personal information, which is illegal in and of itself.

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Xtravaganza.fi / kevytkauppa.fi: Do businesses really worry about weight, or eat snacks?

Xtravaganza.fi / kevytkauppa.fi (domains registered to In Shape VIP Oy Ab, and Edlit Production Oy, respectively), who look like they might be somehow related to Shape.fi, are spamming Finnish B2B addresses (including outdated and erroneous personal ones) to offer them “snacks you can eat with a good conscience”.

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Korpela Paper Ky: Spam to wipe your rear end to… wholesale of loo roll via spam

Korpela Paper Ky (www, biz reg) is spamming to advertise bulk sales of loo roll directly from the factory.

I kid you not.

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Shape.fi (Fit Production Oy): Spamming Finnish businesses into shape?

Over the past week or two, a new kid on the block has been announcing their arrival on the scene by spamming. A business formed over last Christmas, Fit Production Oy (ex M. Productions Scandinavia Oy, biz reg, founded by this person (Facebook link – don’t click if logged in to FB)) is advertising their new service, shape.fi in spam. Their spam service provider is the infamous VenaMail (MailCom Europe AB), who have a Spamhaus SBL listing to their name (and, one should hope, a few more on the way), and their ISP is Zoner, who some time back joined the ranks of the illustrious by complaining to the Data Protection Ombudsman about a public copy of a response of theirs (an unsatisfactory one of course) to a spam complaint (regarding spam they themselves have sent; so why am I even dreaming that Zoner would do anything about a spam-advertised site – they advertise their own services via spam, after all).

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(RESOLVED) Pro-tikkaat.fi / Hailokauppa.fi: Selling trashcans via junk mail… how appropriate

This spammer dude (www, other www, biz reg) made the fatal mistake of spamming via Creamailer, a Finnish white-hat ESP who subcontract with SendGrid, a US-based ESP who don’t like spammers, purchased lists etc. any better.

Displaying severe awesomeness, SendGrid’s automated systems reacted to this transmission and suspended the account before I had even sent in a complaint. A bit later, Creamailer indicated they had had a conversation with the customer, the customer indicated they had used a purchased list and would continue doing so, and so Creamailer showed them the door. I sense more AUP terminations in their immediate future.

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Pastelli: Selling domestic kitchen and bathroom renovation to B2B spamtraps

Unfortunately it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

Pastelli Oy (www, biz reg) has been at it for a long time, my personal collection goes back at least a year.

Pastelli’s spam service provider is Scion Systems Oy (www, biz reg, spam service page). This business doesn’t bother informing the world of any Terms of Service, so supposedly spamming and the use of purchased lists are all just fine. They also offer the possibility of spamming their own B2B list.

I tried to inform the spam service provider about the previous incident (also involving a renovation company) in December 2012, but not having heard of RFC 2142, they don’t have an abuse@. Didn’t bother any further.

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Tavoite Media / Lateralus Enterprise / Bisnesrekisteri.fi illegal spam once again

WASTE advertising gone AMOK?

WASTE apparently has something to do with music. AMOK seems to be a new album by a band called Atoms for Peace. It sounds interesting, based on the musicians involved. The only problem is that I did not sign up for this list and don’t have any recollection of receiving any sort of email from WASTE previously. So, I think this is spam, and it makes me sad.

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(RESOLVED) MAJ-Yhtiöt Oy: Spamming web harvested addresses with SEO solicitations

MAJ-Yhtiöt Oy (www, biz reg) is spamming. The ESP is SendGrid, who will probably have terminated the sender before I hit “publish” on this post.

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Merit Aktiva: Spamming Finnish businesses for bookkeeping software offers

Merit Software Oy (www, biz reg) is spamming to offer their bookkeeping software.

I believe the Finnish business Merit Software Oy is a fully owned subsidiary / foreign branch office of Merit Tarkvara AS, Estonian biz reg number 10254977.

The closest thing there is to an Estonian Mainsleaze blog is reporting that Merit Tarkvara AS has been spamming since 10/2005. My biz has seen spam from them in Dec 2010. My bigger spamtraps started seeing spam from them in Q1/2012 and it’s been a constant flux since then about once per month.

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