Author Archives: RocketScientist

Don’t be an idiot, don’t lie to us

Owner of listed network to us: “Remove the listing, the network was only assigned to us many months after the listing was created!”

ScientificSpam: *look at WHOIS*… and find that the network was assigned to the requestor two years before the listing was created. In addition, the network assignment even has a name that indicates it having been assigned to the requestor six years before the listing was created, being CC-XXXXX-YYYYMMDD, where CC is the country code, XXXXX is the operator’s name, and there’s a number sequence that looks too much like an YYYY-MM-DD date stamp not to be one.

If you’re hoping to have networks delisted, better invent better reasons than “it wasn’t us” when the facts are trivial to check. Besides, it’s really great to lose your reputation with us this way. We won’t believe you even if you told us water is wet now 😀

Stop Predatory Journals

A community project appears to have started up where Jeffrey Beall left off at predatoryjournals.com. Anyone with a GitHub account can contribute to this work, which ought to make it a little more robust against attacks from Frontiers and anybody else who doesn’t like being exposed for what they are. The project is also on Twitter, although not very actively so. We applaud this, wish the project owners all the best, and recommend that anybody with the time and interest start contributing.

Professor Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano

We do not support Vincenzo Piuri for IEEE president. We also regret having had to list the IP address and domain name of his alma mater, but that happens when you do not react to complaints of abuse.

The original spam and complaint happened in mid-May 2017.

Repeat spam in earlier today, no responses to the May complaint, so we listed the sending organization.

Another regrettable listing: Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

The domain name of the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, is now listed. The following spam appeared on July 28, 2017.

From: EECS 2017 <[email protected]>
To: x
Subject: European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
        Bern, Switzerland, November 17-19, 2017

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Fastest way to getting terminated from your ESP: spam us directly (proimmune.net)

Received: from proimmune.net (proimmune.net [153.92.225.201])
        by x (Postfix) with ESMTP id C416C54C0A1
        for <[email protected]>; Mon,  8 May 2017 19:56:28
        -0700 (PDT)

We hope SendinBlue will waste no time with this one.

The domain name proimmune.net has been listed by us as a Sci Spammer since 2016-09-13. We do note that they were spamming from SendinBlue at that time, too.

Fastest shortcut to getting listed by us: spam us directly (iaras.org)

Dear Professor

Um, but of course, even if rocket dot scientists at scientificspam dot net have never published any scientific work as themselves…

We would like to invite you to submit an invited paper in our peer-reviewed open-access journal:

International Journal of Environmental Science
http://www.iaras.org/iaras/journals/ijes

Suppose that’s all we need to know of you.
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