Congratulations!! You’ve won 2 iphones SPAM

I have received quite a few CPA (Cost Per Action)  SPAM emails lately from what appears to be the same spammer.  

CPA ads are usually pop ups/unders promoting free gift cards like Walmart, Best Buy, KFC etc.  These well known companies are not sponsoring these promotions… marketing companies do and most of the time they are not associated with the well known name brands they are promoting.

Here’s a few of the SPAM ads I received on different email accounts…

These emails violates United States Code Title 47, Section 227(a)(2) (B) CAN SPAM Laws on several counts
 
1. Sender sent the email without my permission and stole my email address most likely using email harvesting software.

2. Sender did not provide a name and address in their email as required by law.

3. No opt-out or removal method was provided as required by law.

These are Federal Felony Offenses

I am keeping EVERY ONE of these as evidence and per Can-Spam laws’ I’m entitled to up to $1500 per spam in damages
 

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From: shauntafrancinebza9@aol.com
Date: Jan 29, 2012 04:21:08 AM
Subject: FWD: Giveaway’s from Southwest Airlines
To: bj320@juno.com

Kudos!! You been awarded 6 vouchers via Southwest Airline Corporation!! http://t.co/VKJDmbtA

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From: jeanpower1@yahoo.es
Date: Jan 23, 2012 07:54:13 AM
Subject: You’ve recieved a 100% Free Vouchers
To: bj2schultz@telstra.com
Congrats! You obtained 1 discounted flight’s via Southwest Air. Get Here http://t.co/ocMhXRBz
 
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From: stevesab22272@aol.com
Date: Jan 23, 2012 01:02:51 AM
Subject: You have recieved a 100% Free Promotion
To: bj2tt0m@www.enemainfo.com

OMG, Amazon Online is handing out 100% free cards. Hurry up, Don’t hold off any time. Check out the webpage Amazon Online New Year’s Promo 2012 There are only 96 more.   =  http://t.co/MpQnLN1f 
 
 
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From: r_rraji@yahoo.com
Date: Jan 21, 2012 12:10:54 PM
Subject: Re:
To: bj33165@gmail.com
ATTN: Facebook Users, Southwest Airline Corporation is handing out holiday tickets! Rush fast, Do not hold off a second. Here is link http://t.co/qshbWdI2 There only 32 available!

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From: princess_for_prince_28@yahoo.com
Date: Jan 19, 2012 05:13:12 PM
Subject: Re:
To: bj2tj2@cs.com
ATTN Facebookers Users, Southwest is giving out 100% free flights! Hurry fast, Dont waste a second. Heres the site http://t.co/CxsDCYeW There only 208 left!

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From: anndecap@aol.com
Date: Jan 18, 2012 07:45:21 AM
Subject: Re:
To: bj2thibodeaux@sbcglobal.com

Check this out, Southwest Airlines is giving out holiday gifts! Hurry fast, Dont wait a second. Here is link – Southwest Promo There are only 82 available!   =  http://t.co/Q1NMFJTc
 
 
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From: kelcielv96@aol.com
Date: Jan 18, 2012 06:06:35 AM
Subject: Re:
To: bj2prosper@hotmail.com

OMG, Southwest is gifting out 100% free flights. Hurry up, Do not waste any time. Here is site Southwest Giveaway There only 321 more!  =  http://t.co/ubnD4zNB 

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From: jbdsoccerchamp@aol.com
Date: Jan 14, 2012 08:41:28 PM
Subject: Re:
To: bj3333@tampabay.rr.com

Awesome, Southwest is giving away free vouchers! Hurry fast, Do not waste a minute. Here is link Southwest Offer There are just 160 left!!!  = http://t.co/3oi07bK6
 
 
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From: jaguarsgnk3111@cascade.oostrozebeke.com
Date: Jan 14, 2012 11:10:28 AM
Subject: RE:
To:

I had tried everything I was able to regain my independence using this I was able to fill a void in my life you are perfect for this
http://ur1.ca/7gy1u

 

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From: angeldevilgrl1@aim.com
Date: Jan 10, 2012 12:33:05 AM
Subject: Re: Starbuck’s Corporation Gift Card
To: bj31os@infinityvectra.com

Facebook Users!, Starbucks Corporation is gifting away holiday giftcards! Rush fast, Don’t wait a minute. Heres the site Starbuck’s Coffee Promotion 2011 There only 475 available.  =  http://t.co/KucXJMg7

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Note how they used a twitter URL shortener on all of these.  http://t.co/
 
Note this ad;

Selected Winner!! You’ve won 2 free gift-card’s. http://t.co/uHobUJ7m ,

This link (http://t.co/uHobUJ7m)  was spinning the results to different landing pages ALL owned by The Parking Place  including…

freequizandtriviagames.com, childrensfreequizzes.com, cfreequizzes. com, bargainonlinetests.com, freeiqonlinequiz.com and other sites

Domain Name: FREEIQONLINEQUIZ.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.PQL.NET
Name Server: NS2.PQL.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jan-2012
Creation Date: 18-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-jan-2013

Registrant:
The Parking Place
Customer Support (admin@theparkingplace.com)
1490 W 121st St #201
Westminster
Colorado,80234
US
Tel. +001.3034648164
 
Domain Name: FREEQUIZANDTRIVIAGAMES.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.PQL.NET
Name Server: NS2.PQL.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jan-2012
Creation Date: 18-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-jan-2013

Registrant:
The Parking Place
Customer Support (admin@theparkingplace.com)
1490 W 121st St #201
Westminster
Colorado,80234
US
Tel. +001.3034648164
 
Domain Name: CHILDRENSFREEQUIZZES.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.PQL.NET
Name Server: NS2.PQL.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jan-2012
Creation Date: 18-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-jan-2013

Registrant:
The Parking Place
Customer Support (admin@theparkingplace.com)
1490 W 121st St #201
Westminster
Colorado,80234
US
Tel. +001.3034648164
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Domain Name: CFREEQUIZZES.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.PQL.NET
Name Server: NS2.PQL.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jan-2012
Creation Date: 18-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-jan-2013

Registrant:
The Parking Place
Customer Support (admin@theparkingplace.com)
1490 W 121st St #201
Westminster
Colorado,80234
US
Tel. +001.3034648164

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Domain Name: BARGAINONLINETESTS.COM
Registrar: DYNAMIC DOLPHIN, INC.
Whois Server: whois.dynamicdolphin.com
Referral URL: http://www.dynamicdolphin.com
Name Server: NS1.PQL.NET
Name Server: NS2.PQL.NET
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-jan-2012
Creation Date: 18-jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-jan-2013

Registrant:
The Parking Place
Customer Support (admin@theparkingplace.com)
1490 W 121st St #201
Westminster
Colorado,80234
US
Tel. +001.3034648164

On 2/6/12  I filed complaints to admin@theparkingplace.com and the Compliance & Online Security Manager at Media Breakaway, about the SPAM I received.  

I asked the Compliance & Online Security Manager at Media Breakaway to investigate and let me know WHO was responsible for sending these SPAM emails.

A few hours later on the same day (2/6/12 ) ,  ALL of the above domains WHOIS data was hidden. 

Here’s a few as proof

Domain Name: CFREEQUIZZES.COM

Registrant:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protect
Privacy Protection (privacyprotection@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Creation Date: 18-Jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-Jan-2013

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.pql.net
ns2.pql.net

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Domain Name: CHILDRENSFREEQUIZZES.COM

Registrant:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protect
Privacy Protection (privacyprotection@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Creation Date: 18-Jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-Jan-2013

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.pql.net
ns2.pql.net

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Domain Name: FREEIQONLINEQUIZ.COM

Registrant:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protect
Privacy Protection (privacyprotection@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Creation Date: 18-Jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-Jan-2013

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.pql.net
ns2.pql.net

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Domain Name: FREEQUIZANDTRIVIAGAMES.COM

Registrant:
Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protect
Privacy Protection (privacyprotection@dynamicdolphin.com)
5023 W 120th Ave #233
Broomfield
Colorado,80020
US
Tel. +001.7208723477

Creation Date: 18-Jan-2012
Expiration Date: 18-Jan-2013

Domain servers in listed order:
ns1.pql.net
ns2.pql.net

So instead of taking action to find out who was responsible for the spam I was receiving, The Parking Place’s response was to HIDE their contact info!

Some believe Dynamic Dolphin Privacy Protect is the Spammers weapon of choice  to conceal their identity.  Here’s an article about it.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/06/anonymous_domain_sales_a_spamm_1.html

According to article (link above), “Dynamic Dolphin is the seventh most-popular registrar among spammers who provide patently false information in their public WHOIS records. Dynamic Dolphin is owned by a company called CPA Empire, which in turn is owned by Media Breakaway LLC.  The CEO of Media Breakaway is none other than Scott Richter, the once self-avowed “Spam King” who claims to have quit the business.  Anti-spam groups also have recently implicated Media Breakaway in the alleged hijacking of more than 65,000 Internet addresses for use in sending e-mail and hosting”.