Four Winds Interactive: Signs of Trouble?

The digital signage company Four Winds Interactive is spamming several spamtraps via ESP ExactTarget. One spamtrap might be a mistake; several at different domains almost certainly means a purchased list.

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Radio Shack: “Thanks for Subscribing”

Radio Shack is spamming a years-dead email address via (surprise!) Cheetahmail (i.e. Experian), thanking the user for subscribing. :/ Radio Shack appears to have purchased a list. So much for their NO SPAM policy….

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Wyndham Resorts: Emailing a Dead Email Address

Wyndham hotels and resorts is sending offers to an OLD email address. Cheetahmail (i.e. Experian) is sending me a lot of spam.

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Real Simple Magazine: Emailing a Dead Email Address

Real Simple magazine is mailing via Cheetahmail (a subsidiary of Experian), and is hitting an email address that has not been live since the mid 2000s.

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Jewel-Osco/Albertson’s: E-Pended List?

Jewel-Osco, a subsidiary of U.S. grocer Albertson’s, is spamming via ESP Cheetahmail (a subsidiary of Experian), and hitting email addresses that have never existed at all. It appears that Jewel-Osco has purchased an e-pended list.

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Motorola? WTF?

Why is Motorola spamming spamtraps via Eloqua (a large ESP)? This is highly unusual behavior for a legitimate company, even one that sends opt-out bulk email (spam). This mail blast hit three of my spamtraps, and several spamtraps of other anti-spammers whom I know personally. Normally this indicates a purchased list.

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