Over the past few hours, a massive spam run has been caught by several spamtraps and has also been spammed out heaving to spamcop.net email addresses:
From: Rohit Seth - YourFreeWorld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 8 November 2010 07:39
Subject: Amazing New MLM Scripts, Mass Mailers, Downline Builders
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From the desk of Rohit Seth
WHOS details are consistent with the message:
Name: Rohit kumar Seth
Organization: Dr. M.Seth & Co.
Address: S-5,Naveen Shahdara
Postal Code: 110032
The originating IP is 18.104.22.168 [Point North Networks / XO Communications, US] pointing to two spamvertised sites, downlinegoldmine.com on 22.214.171.124 and yourfreeworld.com on 126.96.36.199 [both at Hostime, Orlando].
Almost all MLMs are some sort of scam, and these are two sites promoting MLMs. But these sites also promote "safe email sendlists", but clearly sending hundreds of spam emails to spamtraps is clearly a poor definition of "safelist".. it's almost as if this activity is deliberately designed to generate spam complaints..
..and here's the thing. There's no evidence linking 188.8.131.52 to the alleged sender, and sending massive amounts of the same email to SpamCop.net addresses is either a massively stupid move, or it could be a deliberate attack on these sites by an unknown party.
In my opinion, both yourfreeworld.com and downlinegoldmine.com look like crappy sites that are worth avoiding.