We’ve seen the rotation of ever-changing fake identities and non-existent company names and web sites used to sign spam selling email lists from the India-based “Data Champions / Sloan Marketing group” and others like them.
Now, there’s more. Personal profiles for some of these non-existent people, complete with a phony resume, and perhaps a stolen photo (how would we ever know?), are starting to appear on networking web sites. Meanwhile, some company directories are indexing these fake companies and displaying the results on their web sites(!), not realizing that the companies and “employee names” don’t really exist.
Some fraudulent B2B scam and spam signatures from Data Champions and other scammers:
- Global Tech Professionals Inc. ‘Company’ has no phone number, no address. Globaltechprof.com website is empty, registered just this month, registration information hidden from the public. Identity used: Cheryl Cowan, email@example.com, Manager – Business Development. Spam sent using anonymous spam servers named radiantcorr.biz (virtualsrv.com) 220.127.116.11] and eclusterhost.com [18.104.22.168]
- firstname.lastname@example.org (no company name, no web site): Brooke lee, Marketing Analyst. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named desiremediasrvr.net (bizappsrvr.com [22.214.171.124])
- Kristen Aurora, email@example.com, 248-764-5940, Business Prospect Segment, Sales Prospect Generation (no company name). Other AOL and Google spam/scam aliases in use include firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Infodmail – Data Division of IDH. No web site, no phone number, company does not exist. Susan Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org), Technology Lists Specialist, Infodmail – Data Division of IDH. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named desiremediasrvr.net (bizhostproc.com [126.96.36.199]). You may find profiles of other non-existent employees for this fake company on professional networking web sites!
- Clone Business Inc. Non-existent company. Jeanne Lawson (email@example.com), Marketing Executive, 203 649 1018. Scam spams signed ‘Clone Business’ often use as a snail-mail address a rented mail box in Folsom, CA (1024 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630)
- Domfixmails Services / Zimi Corporation Pvt Ltd / Zimico Corporation Pvt Ltd / CimebolMails Services Pvt Ltd / leading List Management Company (nextestar.com / pr-emails.com / cimebol.com). Several variations on this one. Non-existent company using non-existent snail-mail addresses like: 1213 Theobold Avenue, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA 15002; 1212 Louisiana Street, pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 15205; 1211 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas,USA 77002. Some signatures include firstname.lastname@example.org (Darlene Watson, Senior Marketing Manager), email@example.com (Sasha Griffin, Business Coordinator), firstname.lastname@example.org (Megan Gomez, Senior Marketing Manager), email@example.com (Rachel Parker), firstname.lastname@example.org (Ashley Phillips, Senior Marketing Manager), email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc, etc. Spam sent using anonymous spam servers named basonmail.com [188.8.131.52], grenstat.com [184.108.40.206], pr-estat.com [220.127.116.11], astromae.com [18.104.22.168], posew.com (runners-email.com [22.214.171.124])
- Web-Intellectuals. wiemail.us, wi-data.net, and many more. Chris Marker (email@example.com), Business Development Executive, 302-353-4434.
- Append Data Solutions. Ian Mendes (firstname.lastname@example.org), Online Marketing Executive. Company does not exist and appenddata.com web site is empty. Snail-mail address used in spam does not exist: 199 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, United States, (800) 741-9946. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named inforelaymedia.com ([126.96.36.199]).
- Techno Leads Inc. Company does not seem to exist; no web site, just a dummy domain. Lucy Palmer (email@example.com), Marketing Executive, 203 649 1018 (Same phone number as Jeanne Lawson [firstname.lastname@example.org], Marketing Executive, Clone Business, above). Spam sent using anonymous spam server named esendgrid.com.
- Leadsinfo, Inc. No web site, no address. Kristen Brown (Online Marketing Manager), 302-409-0344. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named kdlists.com [188.8.131.52]
- email@example.com: Flora White, Marketing Manager, no company name. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named ibizmedianet.com / expurgates.net [184.108.40.206]
- Sarah Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Business Development Manager for a North American Lead Generation company, no company name. Anonymous web site with no content.
- Olivia Smith (email@example.com), Research Analyst, no company name. Biz-lead.com is anonymous domain with no web site. Spam sent using anonymous spam server named netsolsrvr.biz / colocrossing.com [220.127.116.11]
A few of the anonymous spam servers that are being used to send out this B2B spam:
- eclusterhost.com [18.104.22.168]
- radiantcorr.biz / virtualsrv.com [22.214.171.124]
- desiremediasrvr.net / bizappsrvr.com [126.96.36.199]
- desiremediasrvr.net / bizhostproc.com [188.8.131.52]
- basonmail.com [184.108.40.206]
- grenstat.com [220.127.116.11]
- pr-estat.com [18.104.22.168]
- astromae.com [22.214.171.124]
- posew.com / runners-email.com [126.96.36.199]
- wiemails.us [188.8.131.52]
- inforelaymedia.com [184.108.40.206]
- esendgrid.com [220.127.116.11]
- kdlists.com [18.104.22.168]
- ibizmedianet.com / expurgates.net [22.214.171.124]
- netsolsrvr.biz / colocrossing.com [126.96.36.199]