Search Engine Optimization for Really Dumb Dummies

I forgot to post this at the time.

The message contains a link to an obviously fake LinkedIn profile at the sender’s name.

The message was sent to an address that only exists in a HTML comment on a website.  The only parties that will ever find it are spammers spidering for addresses.

The domain is registered at Moniker to “Kery Nieminen”, which sounds fictitious (“Kery” not being a Finnish name at all, or a name in any language I know…), apparently of Snellmaninkatu 83, 02760 ESPOO, tel. +358-40-6345731 (unlisted number).  The unfortunate part is that there is no Snellmaninkatu in all of Espoo… Googling for the person’s name brings up the LinkedIn page and any number of spams that contain the same text as below, sent to blogs and public mailing lists.

Spamming IP: 66.7.222.182

Spam headers:

From kery.nieminen@seofinland.net  Tue Jun 19 02:mm:ss 2012
Return-Path: <kery.nieminen@seofinland.net>
Received: from seofinland.net (unknown [66.7.222.182])
 by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id x
 for <x>; Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:mm:ss +0300 (EEST)
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:mm:ss +0000
To: x
From: Kery Nieminen <kery.nieminen@seofinland.net>
Subject: =?UTF-8?Q?ty=C3=B6skennell=C3=A4=C3=A4n_yhdess=C3=A4?=
X-Priority: 3
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
 boundary="b1_x"
Message-Id: <Generated by the receiving server as the message did not have one>
Content-Length: 1695
Lines: 113

Human-readable spam contents:

Hei,

Nimeni on Kery Nieminen ja haluaisin kertoa miten DOMAIN NAME

voi sijoittua vielä paremmin Googlessa.

Olen hakukoneoptimoinnin asiantuntija ja työskentelen SEO Finland –yrityksessä.

Tehdessäni tutkimusta eräille kollegoilleni, löysin sähköpostiosoitteesi

ja päätin ottaa yhteyttä välittömästi.

Jos olet kiinnostunut, lähettäisin mielelläni lisätietoa ja yksityiskohtia

yhteistyön toteuttamisesta.

Kiittäen,
Kery

seofinland.net

3 Responses to Search Engine Optimization for Really Dumb Dummies

  1. Wow, I got exactly the same mail in German, pointing to a different LinkedIn profile:

    http://de.linkedin.com/pub/saskia-schimpf/51/a42/989

    The “company” domain is also different (datenverkehr.org).

    So it looks like these Spammers create a lot of LinkedIn accounts to avoid direct URL detection in mails.

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