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])

An open letter to Filip Poutintsev / Lateralus Enterprise / Tavoite Media

This was sent in private email on Feb 12 in response to a spam. No response has been received so far.

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Aboma Control Oy: Spamming to advertise accounting services

Aboma Control Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) is using spam to advertise its accounting services. The spam says they are using a purchased list from Suomen Asiakastieto Oy. I received a copy of this spam at my business and saw it in spamtraps that qualify as outdated and erroneous personal information (the processing of which is illegal).

The ESP is Hurja Solutions Oy (hurja.fi, e-viesti.fi, qred.fi; www, biz reg, responsible people) whose web pages do not contain anything on the topic of acceptable use.
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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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Elfcloud: Spam-advertised “secure cloud storage” for Finnish businesses

Elfcloud (www), a service operated by elfconsulting oy (biz reg, responsible people) is advertising its services through spam.

Would you buy “secure” services from, or trust your data to, somebody who respects your privacy enough to reach into your pocket for their advertising budget without your knowledge or consent?
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Valmennustalo Educo Oy: spamming

Valmennustalo Educo Oy (www, biz reg, responsible people) is spamming to sell their services. The ESP iswas MailChimp, one of our favourites, who have already done the needful.

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St1 Yrityskortti: Dear Spamtrap, Get a Business Fuel Card

St1, a fuel chain in Finland, is advertising their business fuel card services in illegal spam. They started (no later, but possibly earlier than) in October, and the only visible change is that the spamming domain names and IP addresses have changed for today’s missives.

(It was “postipalvelu.com” in October, and the complaint on Oct 10 was sent to St1 representatives in email only. No response was received. Kirjekyyhky.com was registered to an anonymous party on November 8, 2013. Pretty damn quick for getting thousands of subscribers, just over the weekend, huh? Oh, but those aren’t subscribers in the traditional affiliate marketing sense, they’re just crap harvested from business registers and the EuroAds “publisher” freely admits this.)

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Acc Consulting Oy: Hell bent on spamming

Acc Consulting Oy, our old friend (www, biz reg (note absence of email address…), responsible people) seems to be hell bent on spamming the living bejesus out of every business email address in Finland.

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