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Monday, 10 November 2008

"DOMAIN LISTINGS CENTER" spam


For some reason, I am seeing a big upswing in Canadian spam at the moment. This one is a very misleading offer entitled "ANNUAL WEBSITE SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION" for a domain that I have parked and have never used. It is only when you get near the bottom that the message carries a disclaimer "Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer".




DOMAIN LISTINGS CENTER
8171 Yonge St. Suite# 149
Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6
Canada

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NOTICE
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(Please make necessary changes)
ATT: name
address
,
WWW.domain.com

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
Premium Package




ANNUAL WEBSITE SEARCH ENGINE SUBMISSION
FROM DECEMBER 1,2008 THRU DECEMBER 1,2018
OR
FROM DECEMBER 1,2008 THRU DECEMBER 1,2013

TOTAL
$295.00

$185.00


SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES:




Custom keyword research
Optimized title and meta tags
Submission to 900 search engines and directories
safe follow-up re-submissions every 3 months
Helpful professional support


THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amount(s) stated unless you accept this offer.


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Domain Name

WWW.domain.com Amount

Requested Reply

November 10th,2008

THIS NOTICE IS A SOLICITATION AND A RECEIPT OF PAYMENT WILL CONFIRM YOUR ANNUAL SUBMISSION
*100% SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK

Please select the number of years you would like to signup for
[ ] 10 Years .......... $295 (Best Value, Most Recommended!)
[ ] 5 Years .......... $185
[ ] 2 Years .......... $99
[ ] 1 Years .......... $75
If you have other domains you may list them below (please send a separate check for each domain and write your domain name on the memo section of the check)
Other domain(s) __________________ , __________________ , __________________


Total $ _______

________________________________
Signature

________________________________
Date


Payment by Check or Money Order
Print and mail a copy of this order form along with a check or money order to the address listed below:
Domain Listings Center
8171 Yonge St. Suite# 149
Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6
Canada

Please do not forget to include a copy of this order form along with your payment!


www.domain.com


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By accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DLC liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation.
You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the Domain Listing Services Inc.
This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DLC send an email to dolistscent3272@operamail.com to unsubscribe.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited.

* 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days if your are not satisfied with our services.



Originating IP is 72.51.46.77. File it in the trash where it belongs.

11 comments:

Brad said...
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Gunther said...

Just forwarded 3 of these junk mails to the store204 email address ...

"GUNTHER This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing"

Brad said...
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brandon said...

what these guys are doing is perfectly legal, I asked my attorny to look into it and he said there is nothing illegal in what they are doing, they are following all laws unfortunatly :(

RoyRolan said...

For those idiots who published the UPS Store and york email, they must be very stupid because soon these email addresses will be cached by search engines and spammers might harvest them and at the end it might back fire at u because you listed them here without their authorization! think before you do such stupid thing.

Conrad Longmore said...

Canada basically has no anti-spam laws which is why this sort of thing goes on.

So, the email is an unsolicited bulk commercial email (most people's definition of spam), and it is most likely to be deceptive advertising (you have to read the small print). But illegal? Sadly, not in Canada it seems. However, this sort of activity does often violate their ISP / Web Host's terms of service and you should report it to them.

Brad said...

ROYROLAN, your comment is noted and we deleted the comments and the email addresses. Your tone is also noted ahole. Frankly I could care less about some spam heading to a UPS store that assists scammers. By now they would have had a few emails related to the scam. We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, they had no prior knowledge, however if I get another one I'll post their bloody email address all over the f...ing net.

edgarnit said...

Brad is really looking for trouble to himself.. sounds like it.

The funny thing is Brad is complaining about something this organization is doing which is perfecly legal, but instead he will get himself in trouble because of the the threats he's making and posting other people's private information. :D lol

Brad said...

Edgarnit . .extortion is illegal. Just because the Canadians turn a blind eye to it doesn't make it legal in this jurisdiction.

Stanley said...

If these guys were legal it would be easier to contact them. Their company/business is not listed or registered anywhere, they operate out of a UPS PO Box and their contact email is bogus :(

"If you do not wish to receive further updates from DLC send an email to dolistscent3272@operamail.com to unsubscribe"

"* 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days if your are not satisfied with our services."

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
dolistscent3272@operamail.com
The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 dolistscent3272@operamail.com: Account Deactivated (state 14).

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It is legal,although unfortunate...
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