Monthly Archives: July 2015

European Colorectal Congress 2015: Spamming

On June 26, Professor Doktor Jochen Lange had the bright idea of using the services of Rapidmail.de to spam to advertise the European Colorectal Congress 2015 that he is organizing. Unfortunately that violates Section 3.3.a of RapidMail’s Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (terms of use).
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N of Everyone: Spamming to kickstart

On July 29, 2015, the N of Everyone campaign (nofeveryone.com) had the bright idea to spam a list harvested from the PubMed to encourage recipients to pledge funds to the campaign. This is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy of the ESP through which it was sent, MailChimp, as well as the Terms of Use of Kickstarter. We hope to see this campaign off the air ASAP.

Alma Mater Cursus Publici Quisquiliae A.D. 1088

On July 14, 2015, our spamtraps received a message advertising the Foodomics 2015 conference offered by the UniversitĂ  di Bologna. We wrote to them the same day, and have today received the following response from their privacy office. We see no other alternative but to list the mail server and domain name of this institution who defend the practice of sending Scientific Spam and violate their GARR agreements in doing so.
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AccuraScience upping the ante with their cartooney efforts

From: CloudFlare <[email protected]>
Date: 2015-07-10 20:28 GMT+00:00
Subject: [31-8958-222]: CloudFlare received an abuse report regarding your site.

CloudFlare received an abuse report regarding:

scientificspam.net

Below is the report we received:

Reporter’s Name: Tina Wright
Reporter’s Email Address: [email protected]
Reporter’s Title: DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Reporter’s Company Name: ACCURASCIENCE, LLC
Reporter’s Telephone Number: 5152781558
Reported URLs:
http://www.scientificspam.net/?p=55#more-55
Reported Source IPs: {69.163.147.115,104.28.4.2}
Logs or Evidence of Abuse:

1. ILLEGAL PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE NAME

2. LINKING OUR WEBSITE TO THEIR “CLAIM” ON OUR BUSINESS FOR DEFAMATORY/LIBEL PURPOSES (UNAUTHORIZED)

3. PUBLISHING WITHOUT AUTHORITY: SPECIFICALLY INFORMED THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO USE OUR COMMUNICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THEIR PUBLIC WEBSITE:

4.CONTINUED TO PUBLISH CONTENT IN PERSONAL EMAIL AFTER AFTER WE PROTESTED
Comments: This person (identifying themselves as Rocket.Scientist) is trying to claim their rights by taking it upon themselves to stop all alleged spam in the scientific world by individually defaming our business and many others that utilize email marketing. Not only is this damaging to our reputation but the lost revenue from their actions is an issue we will not stand for. Please do the right thing and provide the information as well as shut down this ridiculous scam.

We well and truly believe that if there were any validation to their claims they would have no problem providing their information but for unknown reasons are not willing to stand behind their claims with the own identification. If we do not receive a response in 7 days we will be forced to take further action. Any necessary documentation as proof of their actions needed in this investigation we will readily provide.

We have provided the name of your hosting provider to the reporter. Additionally, we have forwarded this report to your hosting provider as well.

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