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Low-grade "e-marketing" type spammer Sam Surapaneni has been at it for years. Many names, domains, aliases, disposable phone numbers and PO Box drops for USA "offices". Typically connects from dynamic Indian IPs. Such a tangled web he weaves!

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MEDIA: SalesListsOnline

Yet Another Bogus-List Claim: Now Its Ad:Techs Turn

Mar 17, 2009 3:22 PM, By Ken Magill

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Jack Wilsons at it again.

Only this time hes claiming to represent a firm called SalesListsOnline and is pitching what he claims is the ad:tech San Francisco attendee list to the shows exhibitors.

And once again, there is evidence SalesListsOnline is related to the same India-based outfit that evidence indicates may operate or may have operated EmailAppenders, a firm in multiple disputes with marketers claiming the data vendor sold them bad lists.

Wilson appeared in a story here last week after some exhibitors who are expected to be at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Societys HIMSS 2009 convention began receiving e-mails pitching them on buying the shows attendee list.

In those e-mails, Wilson claimed to represent a firm called OptInList.

An HIMSS official claimed Wilson couldnt possibly have a legitimately obtained list of the organizations conference attendees.

A call to the number listed in Wilsons e-mail reached a man who would only identify himself as Jack. He claimed he did not have the 2009 HIMSS attendee list, but had acquired previous years HIMSS attendee lists, appended e-mail addresses to them, and that those names were what OptInList was offering.

And, indeed, the e-mail to HIMSS exhibitors did not claim the list was of 2009 attendees.

Last week, exhibitors who are expected to be at the ad:tech 2009 San Francisco conference in April received e-mails from Wilson claiming he had an entire list of modeled attendees to the show

In the ad:tech e-mails, Wilson claimed to be with SalesListsOnline. The messages were sent from

In the HIMMS e-mails, Wilson claimed to represent OptInList and sent his messages from

The phone numbers in both pitches were identical.

According to experts, e-mail addresses that dont match company names may be a sign that the sender is not legitimate. At the very least, its a sign the sender is unable to send e-mail from his companys domain because its been deemed to be that of a spammer and is getting its messages blocked by filters.

When a recipient of Wilsons ad:tech pitch, who asked not to be named, questioned Wilson about his e-mail address, he responded: It is just an e-mail domain we use to avoid e-mail filters, etc. Our Web site is

The marketer forwarded the e-mail exchange to this newsletter.

When further pressed on why his e-mail address didnt match his companys purported name, Wilson responded: Yes, I agree that our Web site doesnt match my e-mail domain address, the only reason I have a different domain is because domain is used by my marketing team for bulk mailing to generate leads and there is more chances of getting it spammed.

And just as in the HIMSS case, ad:tech officials claim Wilson cant possibly have a legitimately obtained list of ad:tech attendees.

Ad:tech does not allow for public rental of attendee e-mail contact information, wrote Don Knox, global vice president, ad:tech, in an e-mailed statement. Our list broker handles direct mail contact information, but any transaction requires the use of a third-party mail house or printer to ensure anonymity.

He added: Furthermore, ad:tech has put a moratorium on the rental of e-mail addresses. Any attendee e-mail addresses are garnered, by permission only, by exhibitors at each event through registered lead-retrieval devices.

Two weeks ago, Wilson confirmed his companys address was 2370 Market Street in San Francisco.

A firm called EventGain located at EventGain.netnotice the .netlists the 2370 Market Street address as its U.S. headquarters.

According to anti-spam outfit Spamhauss Registry of Known Spam Operations, EventGain.comnotice the .comat one time was operated by India-based Data Champions/Sloan Marketing. no longer works. It is possible and are unrelated but that seems unlikely.

According to Spamhaus, Data Champions/Sloan Marketing has also operated, no longer works.

However, is home to EmailAppenders, a firm that is in multiple disputes with marketers who claim it sold them bogus e-mail lists.

EmailAppenders is also being sued by Internet Retailer for allegedly offering a bogus list of its annual conference attendees for sale.


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