Scams abound in the email-list sales world, and a good many of them lead back to the India-based Data Champions / Sloan Marketing scam and spam group.
Some recent fake company names and addresses we’ve seen in spam from these scam groups include:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Monica Thomas, Business Development Manager,” no address, no telephone number. Spam subject: “Data Backup Software Users/Resellers Accounts.” Spam mailed from their
exchange-media.com[126.96.36.199] spam server, spam hosting provided by Softlayer, as often seen in the past.
email@example.com. Signed “Alan Greg, Market Analyst, no company name, no phone number.” Spam subject: “Permission Pass Letter.” Mailed from their
b2borb2c.com[188.8.131.52] spam server.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Karen Smith, Lead Consultant, Data-Finder Inc, 1275 S. Main Street, Atlanta, GA 30034, 302-384-9814.” Address does not exists, and the datafinder.us web site has contact information. Uses their
ibamailer.comspam site. Spam subject: “Contact Discovery”
email@example.com. Signed “Cathy Anderson, Account Manager,” no company name. Spam subject: “Key Decision Makers List.” Mailed from their
emaillistsworld.com[184.108.40.206] spam server.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Davis Mark, Business Development Coordinator, American Accurate Data Inc.” Fake company, no valid contact info on web site, no phone number. Sent from a google.com mail server.
email@example.com. Signed “Amanda Wallace, Marketing Manager, ED Group Inc.” No phone number or address, no such company. mailed from their
xchangehost.biz[220.127.116.11] spam server.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Bryan Spuler, Omaha, NE 68144,” no company name, no address. Spam links to their
sale-bluebase.comspam domain. Sent from their
bigoffers2.info[18.104.22.168] spam server. Spam subject: “New B2B Email Prospects.”
email@example.com. Signed “Jane Ferguson, Marketing Executive – Lead Tailors, Inc., 225, Level -2 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230, United States, 518-621-2695.” Not a real company, not a valid address. Sent via their
ihostmediasrvr.biz / edatacluster.com[22.214.171.124] spam server. Spam subject: “Prospects List with Email-id’s.”
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Lauren Morrison, Marketing Executive – Uber Marketers, 225, Level -2 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230, United States, 518-621-2695.” Same spam as the one above except they’ve changed the name of the fake employee and the fake company from
ubermarketers.com. Address didn’t change, however.
email@example.com. Signed “Gerard Butler, Business Development, Division Of E-mail & Data Services, UNIC Info, Inc.” Non-existent company, no phone number.
The Data Champions and similar groups also use cheap mail and anonymous services such as aol.com and google.com for their spam. Some sample addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Brian Becker, Online Marketing Specialist, Email Bridge, Inc, 100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701.” Email Bridge is a fake company and no suite number has been provided for phony address in the Congress Ave office tower. No phone number either. Spam subject: “Professionals Industry Database.”
email@example.com. Stacy Nelson, Online Marketing Manager, Lead Marketers, Inc., #820, 4th Floor Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, Phone: 484-221-6289. Company doesn’t exist, and somehow they forgot to specify which suite number they occupy in that Philadelphia office building. Spam subject: “Email Appending Solution.”
firstname.lastname@example.org. Signed “Jennifer Mintz, Database Marketing Executive, UberMarketers, North Hero, VT 05474, USA, 888 329 3394 or 60 Cannon Street, London.” Non-existent company (sometimes seen as ubermarketers.com). Spam subject: “B2B/B2C Email List & Appending solution.”
email@example.com. Signed “James Michae, Online Marketing Specialist, Email Bridge, Inc, 100 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701 USA.” That fake Email Bridge company name again. Spam subject: “Business leads Follow up.”