eBusinessAppraisals.com: Offering “Business Evaluation” Services to a Spamtrap

eBusinessAppraisals.com, a company that offers appraisal services to online businesses and commercial web sites, approximately two weeks ago began to send bulk advertising emails to an email address that was closed in 2003. Since the domain eBusinessAppraisals.com was first registered in 2010, the only two ways that I can see this happening are a typoed subscription or a purchased list. The ESP is Marketo.

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Received: from em-sm5-52.mktomail.com (em-sm5-52.mktomail.com [])
        by <xxx> (Postfix) with ESMTP id <xxx>
        for <xxx>; Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:xx:xx -0600 (CST)
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        by em-sm5-52.mktomail.com (StrongMail Enterprise; 
        Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:xx:xx -0600
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Reply-To: ksilverio@ebavalue.com
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Message-ID: <xxx>
Subject: Top Ten Reasons To Get Valued
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:xx:xx -0600
To: <xxx>
From: "eBusinessAppraisals.com" <ksilverio@ebavalue.com>

Readable Email:

From: eBusinessAppraisals.com <ksilverio@ebavalue.com>
To: <spamtrap>
Subject: Top Ten Reasons To Get Valued
Reply-To: ksilverio@ebavalue.com

Dear <xxx>,
Still wondering why you need a business valuation?

With over two decades of middle-market experience, eBusinessAppraisals is your trusted business advisor to maximize your business value. We hope you’ll find this article valuable and we recommend you check out our other value-centric educational materials at our Business Value University!

Know Your Worth, Know Your Way!


Ken Silverio
Business Solutions Associate

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