Finnish Ice Hockey Association / Ilves Solutions Oy ( Spamming to sell tickets to ice hockey games

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association bought a spam campaign from (Ilves Solutions Oy). As with practically any Finnish B2B spam, the stuff was seen at the addresses of some natural persons, the use of which constitutes a violation of Section 26 of the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications (not to mention that the processing of outdated and erroneous personal data violates Section 9, Paragraph 2 of the Personal Data Act) that have been retrieved from the Finnish Business Information System.
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Fonecta spam summary for November 2012

Spammers using Fonecta’s spamming services through Ixonos in November 2012. There might be more; this is what I saw in my traps.

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Bluebiit: Spamming to sell electronic gadgets

Bluebiit (see earlier post) have moved house and are now spamming from the network of, to purchased lists obtained from Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy and Digimediatoimisto Haikuu as before. The spam-advertised domain is hosted by Suncomet at the IP address that sent the spam.  The domain is hosted at [] (rDNS “”) by LeaseWeb in the Netherlands.  The domain is hosted at [] (“”) by Nebula, as before.  The spam-advertised online shop is hosted by Sigmatic at [] (“”).
Read more… A Finnish branch office of a Lithuanian(?) ESP that doesn’t even observe its own AUP

Somewhat unfortunately, my traps are in receipt of spam that was sent by Webcore, aka, to a purchased list, one that contains addresses of natural persons, and outdated and erroneous personal data. So their own AUP doesn’t appear to apply to themselves, and hence is worth exactly the loo roll it was printed on.

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Fortnox: Selling accounting services by spamming purchased addresses harvested from the Web

Fortnox Oy (www, biz reg), the Finnish branch of the Swedish mothership, is selling its services by spamming. This spam was seen at the address my business publishes on its Web page. The contents of the message indicate they purchased an address list from Suomen Markkinointirekisteri Oy.

Markkinointirekisteri reported on October 5, 2012 that their file contains absolutely nothing on my business following earlier complaints. It follows that one of these folks is lying, but initially, I had no way to tell which one it might be. That is, until Fortnox / Mr Pilkama kindly admitted it (see comment below).

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FilmTown: Spamming Finnish businesses for “video rentals for Xmas”

Video Film Town Oy, d/b/a FilmTown (www, biz reg) is spamming Finnish businesses with “hints for biz Xmas presents”. Their partner in spam is Panic Marketing Oy (whose Sales Group Manager recently had a rather futile attempt at spam-apologist conversation with SendGrid…), with an address list that was purchased from Digimediatoimisto Haikuu.

Read more… Spamming Finns from “Panama”

These spams have been seen in addresses found in emaildump.txt, the Finnish equivalent of the Millions CD and the bestest address source around. Others have spotted it before me.

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Restaurant Vanha Kalasatama: Harvesting personal information from websites to spam, and publishing the list

Cima Oy, d/b/a Restaurant Vanha Kalasatama (www, biz reg) has been spamming since October 22. I mentioned it to their service provider on Oct 23, but I don’t think I got a response, not even an automatic one. There was more spam on Oct 26, and on Nov 1, nothing special about that, but today, Nov 22, they struck gold by including their entire address list visibly in the Cc: field. So I feel compelled to award them a Spammer Award of some kind.

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Lateralus Enterprise / Tavoite Media: Descending ever deeper into spamdom

Continuing his descent deeper into Spamland, my bestest friend Lateralus Enterprise / Tavoite Media is now advertising “try out a car free for a month”. The beneficiary of the campaign is, a “survey” carried out by Orville Media ApS, a Danish advertising agency with a poor reputation – googling them produces a number of hits to Finnish forum discussions where consumers feel they have been cheated by this group and the Consumer Ombudsman and the Digitoday magazine specifically warn against giving this group any information at all. There is even a dedicated page by a Danish person that mentions them.  A particularly nice touch (and proof of “descent into spamdom” is the use of “” as the apparent address source, sender and reply-to – it’s a parked domain that’s registered to somebody in China and may well never have had any involvement with Lateralus Enterprise.
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Nordic Business Forum 2013: Advertising the conference by spamming

In a recap of their last year’s efforts, Panic Marketing Oy is spamming again to advertise Nordic Business Forum 2013 (also available in English). Their efforts seem to have begun on November 15, 2012.
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