Finnish Skijumping Federation / Kansallistalkoot.fi: Soliciting contributions by spamming

Finnish Skijumping Federation is spamming, trying to suggest that sponsoring their activity would be tantamount to national community unpaid work (the name of the spam-advertised website, kansallistalkoot.fi, translates to “national community unpaid work”). I reject the notion. To me, there is no sense of community unpaid work in the Finnish Skijumping Federation (Finnjumping ry, a sub-association of Suomen Hiihtoliitto, the Finnish Ski Federation) soliciting businesses for monetary donations.

The spam was sent by Oraakkeli Oy (www, biz reg) on behalf of Finnjumping ry (www, biz reg) through the resources of StreamSend, whose Acceptable Use Policy forbids the sending of UCE and whose Legal Agreements (item 5, specifically) prohibit the use of purchased lists.

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Getwin Oy: Selling services to spamtraps

Getwin Oy (www, biz reg), a business partner of Tavoite Media / Lateralus Enterprise, is spamming (again, or still, whichever).

A little bird sang last week that Tavoite Media’s Bangladeshi resources had been termed. So now they’ve gone looking for more in Jordan. Of course there is nothing here to indicate that Tavoite Media is involved, but just how likely is it that Getwin have bothered to find a new partner in spam whose M.O. is exactly the same as that of the old one?

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Suomen Perintätoimisto: Offering collection services to spamtraps

Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy (www, biz reg) is soliciting new business via spam. They’ve been at this since August 2012 at least.

Suomen Perintätoimisto Oy is carrying out their own spamming, soiling the reputation of their ISP’s mail servers in doing so. The ISP is DNA Oy, a local telco.

Originally their spams did not contain an address source as required in Section 25 of the Personal Data Act, or an unsubscribe as required in Sections 26-27 of the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications. Now it says it’s their own marketing file, and an opt-out is included. Based on the contents of the address file (i.e. where I’m seeing the spam), I’m suspecting it’s a purchased list from Fonecta in reality, and at any rate, it contains outdated and erroneous information, and addresses that are guaranteed not to have signed up to anything, etc. the usual fare.

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eSoft – Verkkokauppa (Tmi Erno Tiepuoli): Still spamming to sell electronic gadgets

Nothing new to report, this old acquaintance (www, biz reg) is still spamming.

I suppose it qualifies as an ESP Problem now that Elastic Email have failed to respond to complaints on numerous occasions and the spammer is still busy spamming through their services.

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Ratekoulutus: Teaching spamtraps about New Generation Email Marketing spamming

The fine fellow from Ratekoulutus, an old acquaintance here (www, biz reg) is spamming to advertise its spamming courses. Oh, I mean “workshops on New Generation E-mail Marketing”. The new generation is spam, as was the old one. Nothing new under the sun, in other words.

A show of hands, please: would you, the reader, take a class on e-mail marketing from somebody who deliberately sends unsolicited commercial email (spam) to what must be purchased or harvested lists consisting of, among other things, the outdated and erroneous addresses of natural persons?

Participating speakers include a dude from Koodiviidakko, an ESP that does not seem to practice bounce processing of any kind. He’s talking on the topic of purchasing lists. It’s also covered in their guidebook, in a generally positive tone.

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EUWIFO, European Economic Research Institute, Zurich: Still spamming Finnish businessesthe world with survey invitationsphishing

This is a refresh of the earlier post on the same spamming operation and spammer.  Their Web of Trust rating is still about as poor as it can be.  The McAfee SiteAdvisor contains comments suggesting it’s a phish.  I can’t say I have information to disprove that.  Their spam has been noticed in Romania, too, and even as far as in Japan.  Would everybody receiving this spam please let Netrics and DomainFactory know.

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Proteogenix: outsdanting scientific spam… as always

It’s just a little over a year to the day that I first wrote about this spamming company and this spammer, and here she is again. No, she hasn’t been absent in the meantime, I just haven’t gotten around to making updates every time Proteogenix have spammed.

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OfficeHelpsX Oy: Selling printing supplies to spamtraps

Ever since mid-November 2012 or so, OfficeHelpsX Oy (www, biz reg) are spamming to sell printing supplies and office products. The domain registration of the spam-advertised domain, kotar.fi, at FICORA indicates a former d/b/a of the business, Konttoriapu UK Oy, and a phone number that leads to somebody who isn’t them (although names were recognised).

OfficeHelpsX Oy (d/b/a Kotar) are doing their own spamming (after a brief venture with a sorry excuse for an ESP, MailerLite).

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Koulutuspalvelu Vaikutus: Still selling education to spamtraps

Nothing new under the sun: Koulutuspalvelu Vaikutus (www, biz reg), who share at least one player with a spammer we already know, PowerCompetence, continue to spam to sell their courses, with a travesty of an address file announcement that amounts to wiping their bottom ends with Section 25 of the Personal Data Act.

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Informa IBC Sweden and CarmaMail: Incompetents’R’Us and failing to observe opt-out

An address on my namesake domain had apparently subscribed to this list back in the days of old (before August 31, 2009, which is when they abandoned the domain). They took their sweet time before using the list – the first incident I witnessed was on August 9, 2012. (Incompetents’R’Us #1)

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