Telic is always looking to lease large IP blocks and "monetize" them by sending massive amounts of spam.
They monitor the Spamhaus SBL "latest removals" page, and will try to contact networks with suddenly "unused" IP space, with an email similar to the one below. They are quite content to have their leased networks listed on the SBL, as they will just use those for mailing to the ISPs that they know don't use Spamhaus for spam blocking.
However, any IP space that is listed on the Spamhaus SBL, DROP, and EDROP lists will develop a severe negative reputation with many monitoring services. Any IPs leased to this operation will become "burned" because nobody wants to receive spam or even any network traffic from them. The consequences of leasing IP space to them will remain long after Telic has burned them by spamming.
Sample email follows:
Good Afternoon ABC XYZ,
First, I would like to introduce myself - My name is Sam Mazzeo and I
work for Telic Ventures, Inc.
We noticed that you are in possession of multiple IP address allocations
and wanted to contact you about a possible business opportunity. Our
company prides itself on the ability to monetize IP addresses better
than anyone else in the industry, meaning we are able to pay market
price, or better. This is due to our extensive marketing experience in
the digital media sector with focus on Email, Social Media, as well as
Displays. I can assure you, you will be satisfied with the return you'll
yield through our partnership.
A few of the benefits of working with Telic include:
1.Highest return on IP addresses over time;
2.100% opted-in data with amazing accuracy in segmentation (results
in very low complaints);
3.Timely and consistent payments;
4.Great response time if a need/request/complaint is received;
5.Cooperative and mutually beneficial long-term relationships;
Please give us a chance to show you that we are the best partner for you
to maximize return on your assets/merchandise. We believe this is a
great chance to connect and explore mutual opportunities.
Please feel free to contact me at any time, or email me back at
your earliest convenience to schedule a call. If you would like more
information about Telic, please visit for more information about our
products and services.
*/Asset Purchasing Manager/*
**Verified Audience Platform
312 S. Cedros Avenue | Suite 200 | Solana Beach, CA 92075
O: 858-217-5155, Ext. 103 | M: 619-929-9658 | F: *858-724-1810*
Other employees sending these types of emails:
Pete Pacas / Petr Pacas
Subject: /20 Allocation
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:43:51 -0700
I noticed that your lease with RIPE on the /20 allocation is up in the
coming days. My company is looking to lease ip space and I was
wondering if this is something you could provide us?
**Telic Telic*| Verified Audience Platform
*312 S. Cedros Ave. | Suite 200 | San Diego, CA 92075
P: 858-217-5380 | M: **714-313-8509** | F: 858-724-1810*
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