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DescriptionEdit

Robert Soloway is a prolific spammer. His specialty is scanning through registries for contact email addresses, and accumulating them into a huge mailer database.

He then sends spam out to this database of millions, offering to sell them the database itself! He wants his victims to become his customers.

Despite his prosecution, $10 million fine, and a court injunction against further spamming, the spam operation continued until mid 2008 when he was arrested, convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for nearly 4 years.

An analysis of a web site is found under Broadcast Email Service.

Soloway

Robert Soloway's web site

In June 2007, Robert Alan Soloway is scheduled for his initial appearance in a U.S. District Court in Seattle on 13 counts of money laundering, 10 counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, five counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of fraud in connection with electronic mail.

False ClaimsEdit

The image depicts the order form page, and the rates charged for generating spam - up to 20 million for $279. A spamming run of this size spreads over 15 days.


1. Secure ordering

The ordering page proudly proclaims that it is using a Complete Secure Online Order Form. However, the page is rendered under non-secure http, not secure https.


2. You can opt out

The option to opt out of further spamming has been shown to be purely cosmetic. The underlying code behind that web page ignores anything entered.

Soloway rates

unsecure page and spam rates

Sample SpamEdit

To: <an entry stolen from DNS registrant's email address>

we email advertise your charity web site to 7,500,000 people. free.
 
http://www.emailsolutioncorp.com
we email advertise your charity web site to 7,500,000 people. free.

http://www.emailmarketingassociates.com

Sponsoring RegistrarsEdit

Web site

Domain Name: EMAILSOLUTIONCORP.COM
Registrar: BEIJING INNOVATIVE LINKAGE TECHNOLOGY LTD. DBA DNS.COM.CN
Whois Server: whois.dns.com.cn
Referral URL: http://www.dns.com.cn
Name Server: NS1.EMAILSOLUTIONCORP.COM
Name Server: NS2.EMAILSOLUTIONCORP.COM
Name Server: NS3.EMAILSOLUTIONCORP.COM
Name Server: NS4.EMAILSOLUTIONCORP.COM

Name Servers

Registrar: BEIJING INNOVATIVE LINKAGE TECHNOLOGY LTD. DBA DNS.COM.CN

IP Address of web site

inetnum:      210.76.96.0 - 210.76.115.255
netname:      BESTINFONET
country:      CN
descr:        Beijing Software Industry Productivity Center
descr:        F12, Baiyan Building, NO.238, Beisihuanzhong Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
..
person:       Yi Fu
nic-hdl:      YF124-AP
e-mail:       fuy@bsw.gov.cn
address:      F12, Baiyan Building, NO.238, Beisihuanzhong Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China
phone:        +86-010-82331717-863
fax-no:       +86-010-82332323

How to reportEdit

Complainterator will formulate a request to the name server's registrar to remove him. Add a link to this page for evidence.

Typical Domain NamesEdit

broadcastemailgroup.com broadcastemailingtoday.biz emailsolutioncorp.com broadcastemailworld.com
broadcastadvertise.org emailadvertisingservices.net emailmarketingassociates.com emailbroadcastingcompany.com
theemailbroadcastingcompany.com advertisingemailcorporation.com

Further ReadingEdit

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