From: thomp [firstname.lastname@example.org]One think that caught my eye is the "Head office" address.. the postcode SW1 1DP does not exist. The postcode for 74 York Street is W1H 1QN and the address is actually The Temperance public house (who are nothing to do with this spam).
date: 11 December 2013 09:15
Subject: Thompson Local December Offer
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Head office: 74 York Street, London, SW1 1DP.
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Although the telephone number quoted (020 7965 7557) appears to be a London one, it is actually provided by Six Degrees Unified Comms and it could well forward to anywhere in the world. Their website lists the number 0203 189 1099 instead.
The website is generic looking and kind of familiar..
The WHOIS details for thompsonlocaldata.com are hidden using Domains By Proxy, but as said before the underlying WHOIS data is for Darren Gaskell of Sheffield. Mr Gaskell and his wife Sally Gaskell have been in legal trouble with selling mailing lists before.
The email is sent via 220.127.116.11, the spam-friendly Indian outfit Bharti Airtel and may originate from another Indian IP 18.104.22.168 belonging to Syscon Infoway. The spamvertised website thompsonlocaldata.com is hosted on 22.214.171.124 (Ekmsystems.co.uk / Avensys Networks Ltd, UK) as before.
Bearing in mind that these spammers are.. well, spamming and are hiding their real contact details then I would recommend that you give them a very wide berth.