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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

prospectdirect.org (Emailmovers Ltd) spam

Everything that this spammer says is a lie:

From:     Emily Norton [emily.norton@prospectdirect.org]
To:     [redacted]
Date:     21 May 2013 16:33
Subject:     Cater to your email marketing needs
Signed by:     prospectdirect.org


I hope you don’t mind but I just wanted to contact you to discuss your email marketing strategy. If you don’t currently have one that is working for you then our client can help.

The company I am contacting you on behalf of have the dedicated knowledge and services to cater to your email marketing needs.

If you would like a quote please complete this form: http://prospectdirect.org/email-marketing-strategy

Leave your details at the link above or reply with any requirements.

Kind Regards,

Emily Norton

75 Glandovey Terrace, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4QD

Tel: 0843 289 4698

This email (including any attachments) is intended only for the recipient(s) named above. It may contain confidential or privileged information and should not be read, copied or otherwise used by any other person. If you are not the named recipient please contact the sender and delete the email from your system. If you would no longer like to receive emails from us please unsubscribe here http://www.prospectdirect.org/landing/page.php?jq=[snip]
Firstly, the email was send to a scraped address from the website of the Slimeware Corporation and isn't any sort of opted-in address at all. The address of "75 Glandovey Terrace, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4QD" simply does not exist, and the telephone number of 0843 289 4698 appears to belong to a completely unrelated company. I very much doubt there is anybody called "Emily Norton" involved, and there is no company in the UK with the name "Prospect Direct".

The website prospectdirect.org itself carefully hides any contact details, the WHOIS details are anonymous, the domain was created on 2012-07-19 and is hosted on (Netrouting / Xeneurope , Netherlands). There are no contact details on the website and there is no identifying information at all.. it hasn't just been omitted by accident, the whole thing has been left meticulously clean by a professional spamming outfit.

I would recommend giving these spammers a wide berth given their catalogue of lies.

Update: filling in the request form gets a response from Emailmovers Ltd (emailmovers.com / emvrs.co). More on them soon...

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