From: Audrey Martin [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: 10 January 2014 07:32
Subject: Happy New Year! - Followup to our last offer
Dear Madam, Dear Sir
Everyone in our team would like you wish you a happy and successful new year 2014! To help make this year even better for you, we have decided to give 20'000 free business contacts to the first 200 people visiting our website this morning! You don't have to buy anything. You can just visit our website and download the free business contacts!
Over the last year, we have helped hundreds of businesses like yours find new customers and achieve growth by using our highly targeted business database on CD. Our database, available for download from our website, is the only one on the market which includes targeted info on over 5 million Businesses in the UK.
Last December, we decided to take our Business Database CD off the market after a last sale because the cost to update the database regularly had become too high and we want to concentrate on the development of new products.
A lot of businesses since then, requested us to renew our last sale after its discontinuation. Not only have we decided to renew our last offer for a period of 8 hours (until 4PM this afternoon) before finally taking the database off the market, but we have decided to give to the first 200 people visiting our website this morning 20'000 free business contacts.
Here is a quick reminder of what is offered in our Business Database CD:
- 5 million Businesses in the UK selectable by Industry/Location/Company Size/Premises type/Job title
- Over 300,000 Businesses with email addresses
- 4 million named Decision Makers available by job function
- Unlimited export to .CSV or Excel
- Updated in October
We have decided to give you a last opportunity to get your hands on the database, as we are convinced it can dramatically help your business. We are offering to the first 100 customers placing their order today before 4PM, an unrestricted version of the database with unlimited export capabilities (as opposed to the standard version which has a limit of 50'000 exports) - and this, for a substantially reduced price of £199 instead of £498! This will end at 4PM today, so don't miss it because some your competitors won't!
20'000 Free Business Contacts
We are so confident that the extensive data can help your business that we are giving away a free sample with 20'000 Business contacts to the first 200 people visiting our website this morning. This allows you to evaluate the quality of the data before completing your purchase. Visit our website to download the free sample and jumpstart your business!
To download the free sample, to get more infos or place your order, click here to visit our website
To your success in 2014 and beyond,
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The link in the email goes to a domain globalcrm-eu.net on 22.214.171.124 (Iomart, UK) which is also the server sending the spam. The domain is registered with incomplete WHOIS details to mak the sender's identity. From there the victim is sent to m1databases-uk.net on a shared server at 126.96.36.199 (Endurance International Group, US) also with incomplete WHOIS records until they end up on the main site at marketing1.net hosted at 188.8.131.52 (Coreix, UK). The WHOIS details for this last one are inconclusive:
Domain Name: MARKETING1.NET
Registry Domain ID: 91418733_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Creation Date: 2002-10-21 18:13:12Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-10-21 18:13:12Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@example.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4252744500
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: MARKETING SOLUTIONS
Registrant Organization: -
Registrant Street: 152 CITY ROAD
Registrant City: LONDON
Registrant State/Province: LONDON
Registrant Postal Code: EC1V 2NX
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +1.20814497
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: MAIL@MARKETING1.NET
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: MARKETING SOLUTIONS
Admin Organization: -
Admin Street: 152 CITY ROAD
Admin City: LONDON
Admin State/Province: LONDON
Admin Postal Code: EC1V 2NX
Admin Country: GB
Admin Phone: +1.2081449762
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: MAIL@MARKETING1.NET
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: MARKETING SOLUTIONS
Tech Organization: -
Tech Street: 152 CITY ROAD
Tech City: LONDON
Tech State/Province: LONDON
Tech Postal Code: EC1V 2NX
Tech Country: GB
Tech Phone: +1.2081449762
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: MAIL@MARKETING1.NET
Name Server: NS10.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS11.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS12.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS13.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Last update of WHOIS database: 2013-10-22 09:22:28Z
This address is an accommodation address that serves hundreds of different companies. I cannot find a trace of a company called Marketing1 or Marketing Solutions registered to this address at Companies House.
The marketing1.net website looks slick enough..
Marketing1The 184.108.40.206 server also contains a number of other related domains with fake or incomplete WHOIS details:
152 City Road
UK - London EC1V 2NX
Tel: +44 208 144 9762
You should never buy anything promoted through spam, and it is especially important not to buy email lists in this way. You (as the sender) will end up with the legal liability for anything that you do, but Marketing1 masks whoever is the true owner.. so good luck with ever finding that out (I suspect they are not based in the UK at all). Avoid.
UPDATE 2014-05-09: these grubby spammers are at it again, using the domain m1-datacrmeu.net to mask their true domain. I took a look at these "20'000" free records, and the ones I checked were laughably out-of-date. No wonder the database is so cheap!