[Spam] PO Box 4668 #26645 New York
All of a sudden, I'm getting spam with that line in the "removal instructions" which is a drop box in NYC.
The Spam *appears* to be from all manner of legitimate companies, such as Lowes, Toyota, Bell Canada, Service Experts (a heating cooling maintenance company).
The headers for example are typically ... with different hosting names it's being sent from
Delivery-date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:36:28 -0400
Received: from musicleporeen.com ([220.127.116.11])
by myhost.invalid.ca with smtp (Exim 4.69)
for email@example.com; Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:36:28 -0400
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
Received: by 18.104.22.168 with SMTP id d7w49tx9ecvei8u
for ; Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:32:03 -0500
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:32:04 -0500
From: "Toyota Canada"
Subject: Up to =?UTF8?Q?=24?=3,500 in incentives on 2010 Toyota Corolla and Matrix
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
X-PMFLAGS: 34095808 0 1 P9YH1STA.CNM
Looks like they're sending through a mailing list server ... although not all are.
Most of the links in the message actually don't link to the company they're advertising. Although a few do. The unsub info at the bottom looks like this ...
To stop receiving emails, click here. Or if would prefer to write to us, please send a letter that includes your email address to:
(PO Box 4668 #26645 New York, New York 10163-4668)
The click here link takes you to different hosts. The snail mail address is always consistent and points to a drop box in New York city.
I'm reluctant to click on the unsub.
Lowes indicated that the email was not a legit mailing for them. Beats me as to what the spammer's trying to achieve!
Thank god some else is talking about this, it was driving me nuts and nothing shows up in the block lists! I was about to tear a strip off Lowes myself
I've studied the pattern and it looks like he's got a a full net block
xen and spamcop both report that the addresses are clean (!?)
I guess individuals can just block the netblock, but its not really scalable
Come on guys, whats the deal?
I got 6 copies of the same mail supposedly from a reputable bank last night. I've had several supposedly from Toyota.
It looks like the silly ads on TV that provide show some company like "Brand Power, helping you buy better" showing a shelf full of stuff for the company they're really advertising for.
The thing is, the companies they're spamming for must surely realize that they are actually spamming?
|reply to sbrook |
Well the netblock is New Edge Networks, I contacted them and sent a long message to their abuse team...cross fingers.
Still, since this has been going for ages why does this get through xen?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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|reply to sbrook |
Perhaps someone would be kind enough to drop by the Post Office with a couple of these spam messages impersonating these companies and to inquire as to the owner of the PO Box, as well as inform the FEDS. ?
4.4.5 Unlawful Activity
A Post Office box may not be used for, or in connection with, a scheme or enterprise that violates any federal, state, or local law; breaches an agreement with a federal, state, or local agency whereby the box customer has agreed to discontinue a specified activity; or violates or attempts to evade any order of a court or administrative body.
The Rules of Spam
The PO box is owned by a Drop Location company ... they rent out their own sub boxes so to speak, like 26645