OPR-Vakuus Oy (yritysluotto.fi): Advertising business loans to spamtraps

Yesterday, I received spam advertising business loans from yritysluotto.fi to the address listed for my business in the YTJ (Finnish Business Information System). So did hundreds of Finnish YTJ spamtraps to which I have visibility. The sender is OPR-Vakuus Oy (www, biz reg, people responsible), who have been at this for at least a year and a half.
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Karachi, Colombia, Sheikh Ahmed, and Filip Poutintsev

Filip’s got a site up on 93.190.138.215, reachable via his “Colombian” domain. I suppose Worldstream.nl might not entertain him for very long, and I was right, of course.

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Effortia Oy (asuntojenmyynti.fi): Spamtraps, find the cheapest real estate agent!

Effortia Oy, doing business as asuntojenmyynti.fi (www, biz reg, responsible people) is spamming B2B regarding finding the cheapest real estate agents.

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Insinööritoimisto Ecobio Oy: Spamtraps, get your environmental permits in order!

Today’s tirade is on politicos running businesses that involve spamming.

Insinööritoimisto Ecobio Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people, notably a former member of our Parliament) is illegally processing outdated and erroneous personal data from sources illegally left unnamed, and spamming, and doing so partially illegally when targeting natural people who have no business context and whose prior consent the sender does not have.

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ACC Consulting Oy endangers the email deliverability of the entire Elisa Oyj customer base

Today, it transpired that Spamhaus.org have created an informational non-blocking listing for the consumer outbound mail servers (195.197.172.0/32) of Elisa plc, aka Helsinki Telephone Co, based on the spam that is being sent out by our old friend Acc Consulting Oy.

Based on the events surrounding a similar issue with the generic customer outbound mail service of Anvia plc (see SBL221497), it appears that such issues have a tendency to escalate into actual blocking listings if left unattended.

Can Elisa plc afford to have the deliverability of every single customer of theirs compromised because of one abusive customer? Inquiring minds want to know.

Update: I hadn’t noticed Helsingin Sanomat, the prime Finnish daily newspaper, have written about Acc’s spam back in the end of March. 🙂

Update 20140514: Updated the text with the target of the informational listing. Elisa seem to have gotten off their bums and removed the problem, and hence the listing has been removed. That is a welcome development. I hope it is genuine.

Filip Poutintsev, aka Sheikh Ahmed, from Karachi, Colombia is at it again

ACC Consulting Oy gets conditional fines

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The Data Protection Ombudsman has decided that ACC Consulting Oy cannot be brought into line with advice and guidance alone, and has passed the matter on to the Data Protection Board with a requirement to impose a conditional fine to ensure compliance.

Reply from Data Protection Ombudsman

ScienceSoft Oy / ScienceSoft, Inc.: Spamming without content

ScienceSoft Oy, apparently of Annankatu 2 A 2, 00100 HELSINKI, tel. +358-45-178 4880, contact@scnsoft.fi, www.scnsoft.fi are spamming. The spam has zero text content, only a 24-page PDF, so it’s illegal because it does not indicate where the addresses were obtained from, it does not have an unsubscription method, it does not identify the sender adequately, etc. etc.

The spamming IP is in Belarus, as is the mothership of this supposedly Finnish company. They started spamming in April 2013, but I seem not to have written them up at the time.

Received: from gw-mail.scnsoft.com (gw-mail.scnsoft.com [93.84.113.149])

Panic Marketing again

Panic Marketing, the subject of the now defunct SBL168245, have been lying low for a bit, but are active again. And were noticed by the right people.

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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