Pelastusarmeija (Salvation Army Finland): Soliciting contributions by spamming

Pelastusarmeija, aka the Finnish branch of the Salvation Army, is spamming businesses to solicit contributions. The partner in spam is Bisnode/Soliditet, an operation that specialises in the generation and sale of leads, and who are apparently a customer of Apsis, a Swedish ESP who at least in private conversations proffer a policy of disallowing the use of purchased lists. (Guys, if you read this, posting a link on your website to your Acceptable Use Policy would not be a stupid move, and commenting here would be welcome.)


This spam was sent to an address harvested from the web page of my business. I didn’t know that Bisnode have also branched into harvesting – the usual method of collecting Finnish business email addresses would be from the Finnish Business Information System. I also saw this spam in spamtraps. I’ve let Commander Krommenhoek know in no uncertain terms that no money is forthcoming…

Spamming IP: 91.227.208.180

Spam headers:

From 3ec.c.x.x-x@Bisnode.anpdm.com  Wed Nov  7 08:59:58 2012
Return-Path: <3ec.c.x.x-x@Bisnode.anpdm.com>
Received: from rsuk-mta180.anpdm.com (rsuk-mta180.anpdm.com [91.227.208.180])
 by mail.atrotossavainen.fi (Postfix) with ESMTP id 349D7796467
 for <[scraped from the web]>; Wed,  7 Nov 2012 08:59:58 +0200 (EET)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha1; d=anpdm.com;i=@anpdm.com;s=newsletter;
 c=relaxed/relaxed; q=dns/txt; t=[timestamp];
 h=list-unsubscribe:reply-to:from:to:message-id:date:subject:mime-version:content-type;
 bh=6GrTMnR3X4z6lnI5MrgM1EOUlO8=;
 b=SORfsZCII7g/xAi2fDcrfvsOVNiMgQ6vw1YCfeip0muhu5DvOX0PoGM2J042I/ZtBWY0653CZ5wmFb4V4UWFyjPAO39D5CuiR5h4BkxQYBJAhyYOnBwOmd6l3lPwwU+C6XSD47gaas/l/kw0aUQUjGXj+9OFmezye+pBuSQ6WeQ=
X-CSA-Complaints: whitelist-complaints@eco.de
List-Unsubscribe: <http://www.anpdm.com/oa-auto/x/x>
X-Destination-ID: osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi
Reply-To: osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi
X-MailingID: 2::1::x::x
From: "Pelastusarmeija" <osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi>
To: [scraped from the web]
Message-ID: <FD63FBC243144B089D198B6786F7D92D@pelastusarmeija.fi>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:59:56 +0100
Subject: MAHDOLLISUUS VAIKUTTAA
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="----6B2C1FF6C86848D7BFAA14697342C72B"
Content-Length: 3142
Lines: 66

Human-readable contents:

(voit lukea viestin pdf-muodossa klikkaamalla alla olevaa linkkiä)
http://www.direktinfo.fi/Tiedostot/Joulu_Pelastusarmeijalle_2012.pdf

Hyvä yritysjohtaja

Joulu lähestyy. Mietit jo varmaan, mikä olisi hyvä lahja yhteistyökumppaneille – lähes kaikilla kun on jo kaikkea. Tarjoan sinulle vaihtoehdon, jolla voit vaikuttaa todella positiivisesti monen elämään. Suuntaa tänä vuonna yrityksesi joululahjavarat Pelastusarmeijan työn tukemiseen Suomessa ja Virossa.

Olen kiitollinen jo, kun harkitset lahjan antamista Pelastusarmeijalle.

Dick Krommenhoek, komentaja
Suomen ja Viron territorion johtaja

Voit vaikuttaa
suorittamalla haluamasi summan
tilillemme FI36 5780 0720 2848 14.
Käytä viitettä 11028.

Kampanjaa tukivat: Soliditet, Mainostoimisto Zeniitti
Osoiterekisteri: Soliditet

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Suomen Pelastusarmeijan Säätiö, Y 0116985-2, puh. 09 681 2300 (vaihde)

Jos et halua enää viestejä Pelastusarmeijalta, klikkaa alla olevaa linkkiä
http://www.anpdm.com/ol/x/x

2 Responses to Pelastusarmeija (Salvation Army Finland): Soliciting contributions by spamming

  1. I hate it when religious groups, charities, or political organizations think that it’s OK for them to spam because they have a good cause or because the laws do not apply to them. :/ We see a lot of that attitude, and that spam, in the U.S. I’m sorry that Finland is seeing it as well.

  2. More illegal spam just in, through another ESP, but with links still served by Apsis.

    Return-Path: <osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi>
    Received: from http://www.woimakas.fi (unknown [194.100.58.174])
    by mail.atrotossavainen.fi (Postfix) with ESMTP id BEA1D796467
    for [the same address as before]; Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:01:04 +0200 (EET)
    Received: from root by http://www.woimakas.fi with local (Exim 4.80.1)
    (envelope-from <osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi>)
    id 1Tiole-00068q-Li
    for the same address as before; Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:02:42 +0200
    Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:02:42 +0200
    From: Pelastusarmeija <osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi>
    Reply-To: osmo.halonen@pelastusarmeija.fi
    To: the same address as before
    Message-ID:
    Subject: Mahdollisuus vaikuttaa
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary=”–==_mimepart_50c8aaa28fc70_2c1b403bc0a26949af”;
    charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    The contents are the same as well.

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