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Monday, 9 December 2013

"Direct Source Data" (directsourcedata.com) spam from Darren Gaskell and Sally Gaskell

The Gaskells are at it again with another spam run from an outfit that have dealt in questionable mailing lists in the past.

From:     Direct Source Data [info@directsourcedata.com]
Date:     8 December 2013 21:11
Subject:     Direct Source Data

Direct Source Data

We are the email data provider of some of the UK’s leading brands.



For the first time we are opening up our email data resources to the UK business market. Previously we have been the secret weapon behind many of the UK’s large blue chip companies.  Providing them with accurate and up to date business email data and helping their brands grow.

Smash your new business target and generate verified new leads with our email data: The key to a successful email marketing campaign is starting with the most up to date, accurate and responsive email list available.

Our data contains full fields including, Company Name, Full Address, Telephone Number, Decision Maker Name & Job Title, Business Description, Sic Code, Sic Description, Number of Employees, Turnover and a live and valid Email Address.

Each email address contained within our data has been opted in at decision maker level.  Each decision maker has opted in to receive third party business related marketing communication.  All email addresses within our data are verified monthly and the opt in status checked.

Why not race ahead of your competitors in 2014 and purchase our full UK database during our December offer.  Our full database is £1250, however if you use the code 'December' during the payment process it will reduce to £595 for you.  This is available for ten purchases only so don't waste any time as you may miss out.  This database contains over 500,000 verified UK businesses.

Go to our website www.directsourcedata.com and select Complete UK Business Database - All Records.  Add it to your cart and type December in the code box and click apply.

Kind regards

Direct Source Data

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The marketing email was sent to an address that has certainly never opted in to receive this sort of stuff, which rather contradicts the claims made on their own website.

Each email address contained within our data has been opted in at decision maker level. Each decision maker has opted in to receive third party business related marketing communication. All email addresses within our data are verified monthly and the opt in status checked.

The Gaskells have elected to hide the WHOIS details for directsourcedata.com but the underlying data is:


Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Darren Gaskell
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 10 Spout Spinney
Registrant City: Sheffield
Registrant State/Province: South Yorkshire
Registrant Postal Code: S6 6EQ
Registrant Country: United Kingdom
Registrant Phone: 07776133110
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: info@inaboxbusiness.com




In this case the spamvertised domain is hosted on 85.159.56.232 (EKMSystems.co.uk / Avensys Networks, UK) and is sent via 79.170.195.228 (Intrahost, UK) and appears to originate from a satellite internet connection that routes through 176.227.132.26 (Skylogic, Italy).

The same server also hosts the following Gaskell domains which in my opinion look like they are trying to capitalise on the trademarks of other parties:
118businessdirectory.com
118businessuk.com
118directoriesuk.com
directsourcedata.com
thompsonlocal-uk.com
thompsonlocaluk.com
yelldirectoryuk.com
yellowdatauk.com
yellowpages-uk.com

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