See our list of recent B2B scam and spam domains selling email lists and similar domains for more information.
Fake employee names, fake company names
Maybe you’ve seen some of the same rotation of fake company names and employee names, often with no addresses or phone numbers, selling email lists, often on behalf of a India-based B2B email-list scam group sometimes known as the “Data Champions.”
And did you know that many of these fake employees even have their own LinkedIn page now? (hoping to trick you into believing the people are real.)
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of their spams selling email lists are signed Lynn Rigaud, email@example.com, 999 Response Company, Novi, MI – 48355 (a brand-new anonymous domain registered just yesterday). We couldn’t find any record of any such company in real life, and it apparently doesn’t have an address, phone number, nor web site.
Similar spams are signed Lynn Rigaud, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynn Rigaud, V P, Quality Response, which is apparently another non-existent company. Qualified-prospects.com has no web site at this time.
Some of this spam gets mailed from an anonymous mailing server called echomailer1.com (echomail.com), from which some companies block email.
Have you received spam selling email lists from clickcontacts.net yet? If so, you might see signatures like email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supposedly, “Anna White” is Business Development, Client Solutions, phone 800-971-2028, ext 4532, whereas “Emily Rose” often has no contact info whatsoever.
These spams are sent from anonymous spam servers such as edigihost.com [184.108.40.206] and inforelaysrvr.biz [220.127.116.11]
Their “Brenda Jones” alias has been signing spam as giantwebdata.com, another anonymous domain for a company that appears to not exist. Then it gets mailed from one of the low-volume anonymous Data Champions spam servers that nobody seems to notice, like ehostsrvr.com [18.104.22.168].
The new apxstar.com domain has apparently been added to the superxestar.com and nextestar.com junk domain names that appear in many of their spams signed with fake company names like Gaintmail Services Pvt Ltd, BigMail Services Pvt Ltd, Hexcom Services Pvt Ltd, etc. A fake mailing address used in many of these recent scam emails is 2054 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA 94204 .
You might see fake sender names on these spams like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Subject lines for the spams are often something like “Quick Conference Call,” “Add value to your In-house database,” “Add missing data to your inhouse database,” or “B2B/B2C Database.”