WebmedCentral want spamtraps to join their editorial board because of [their] eminence in the biomedical field. Admittedly the spamtrap was a corresponding author in some rather minor articles published in a Finnish medical journal way, way back. It is clear the addresses this was sent to have been scraped from articles available via, or in this case, not even available but merely alluded to, on PubMed. Others writing well before me are not too convinced either.
BioMedLib (bmlmail.com, bmlsearch.com) are spamming scientists with invitations to sign up for their service. They are doing their own bulking from what appear to be “business grade” cable connections from various providers, with generic rDNS, in Virginia. The domains are registered via Yahoo! to Mir Siadaty, of 1112 Rustic Willow Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The bmlmail.com domain was only registered three-ish weeks ago. Something tells me signing up isn’t required for the “service” to continue.
Aviva Systems Biology Corporation is spamming scientists, very professionally indeed from somebody’s personal domestic/residential-looking ADSL connection in San Diego. Perhaps Matt Landry’s as that’s his name in the
Reply-To:? The abandoned ANAC satellite / Chinese phone numbers, the Chinese domain registrar, and the Chinese DNS in the domain registration of avivasysbio.com are rather telling.
Abmart is spamming scientists whose addresses it has retrieved from articles available on PubMed. I’ve seen this spam in my own (positively ancient) traps as well as in mail reported to me by friendly scientists. There is no ESP; they’re using NetEase’s public webmail and Sina.net’s public webmail to spam. Is this even mainsleaze spam anymore?
GenScript, a leading biology CRO focusing exclusively on early drug discovery and development services is spamming scientists. The spamming domain
molecular-biology.net is owned by “Company”, with a contact email address on Comcast’s public service, and redirects to GenScript’s own site if accessed through HTTP.