Oct 15

Top Spot Designs WordPress Contact Form Spam

So, it’s always interesting to me when I see some emails be caught by the spam filter, while others aren’t.

Especially when the contents are identical, but the recipient is different.

I run 99% of all of my email addresses (which I have many) by forwarding them to gmail, and sort them out by labels.

Several of my blogs have contact forms.

All of them will attract comment and contact form spam in varying degrees.

I’ve tried to limit these guys based on .htaccess rules, but have only started to thump those who are trying to gain administrative access.

You Shall Not Pass!

It’s a never ending battle.

But, instead of just thumping contact form spam, I’m hoping that maybe some people will start to google these guys who are also getting it, with the shred of hope that people won’t continue doing business with these spammers.

It’s one thing to cold call. It’s another to set up a script and spam the inter-webs.

This is one of those.

From: Jonathan Moore <jmooretopspot@gmail.com>
Subject: Design Question

Message Body:
My name is Jonathan and I’m a website designer. I’m reaching out to see if you’re satisfied with your current website. Are there any changes or improvements that you’d like to make? We’re always looking to help quality businesses such as yourself. I look forward to hearing back from you!

Best Regards,
Jonathan Moore
Top Spot Designs

So, if you happen to get an email from Top Spot Designs, just know that they have spammed several of my blogs. A reputable company will have clients busting down their doors, not the other way around.

Until the next piece of spam,

Dec 05

Spam from Software Outsourcing Company BairesDev

Below is an email I got from the day job. I haven’t done business with this person or company, and my LinkedIn profile (nor any public profile) has my work email address. So, it is more than likely that this person saw my name, utilized a common email form, and sent off the email.

Since I haven’t agreed to the confidentiality agreement at the bottom of his email, I do not respect, nor need to follow it.

I sincerely hope that they clean up their marketing campaign, as it is NOT appreciated by this developer.

Ignacio, please enjoy the free publicity that I am giving your company. After all, bad press is still press, right?

Dear Rj,

First of all I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Ignacio De Marco and I am the Chief Business Officer at BairesDev. I have found your profile on LinkedIn and, given your role, thought that it might be a good idea to contact you and offer some services that could be of interest to you or your company.

As a brief introduction, our United States & Argentina-based development centers offer a variety of services:

  • Software Outsourcing
  • Software Development
  • Test Automation
  • Remote Support & Cloud Computing

All of these services can be delivered on or off-site, depending on your needs. With more than 200 bilingual employees, we provide services for companies worldwide, from major global companies like Google (GOOG), Netgear (NTGR) or Demand Media (DMD) in the US and Kapsch in Europe (KTCG) to small companies focused on specific markets. More details about our services can be found on http://www.bairesdev.com.

If you are interested in outsourcing any services, I would be very happy to organize an initial call to discuss potential opportunities with you.

Do you think any of the services above can be useful to you or your colleagues?

Kind regards,

Ignacio De Marco

Chief Business Officer

US: +1 408 600 1331

AR: +54 11 5353 9840

Cel: +54 911 3809 1901

Email: idemarco@bairesdev.com

Skype: ignaciodemarco

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/idemarco

BairesDev's Spamming Website Center

This Email (including any attachments) is strictly confidential and intended solely for the addressee. If you are not the intended addressee, you must not disclose, copy, or take any action on account of this message. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies.

Este correo electrónico (incluyendo cualquier archivo adjunto) es estrictamente confidencial y está destinado exclusivamente a su destinatario original. Si usted no es el destinatario, no debe revelar, copiar, o tomar cualquier otra acción sobre este mensaje. Si usted ha recibido este mensaje por error, por favor notifique al remitente inmediatamente y elimine todas las copias.

iso yeah right

BairesDev is a quality endorsed business to the international quality standard ISO9001:2008. This standard ensures that we deliver what we promise, when we promise it, every time.