Following The Spam Trail, From Legit Companies To Spammers
from the how-it-works... dept
There have been a few similar stories like this one in the past, but a reporter decided to respond to a few mortgage related spam emails to see if he could figure out where they went. Almost all resulted in calls from legitimate mortgage lenders, who bought the leads from “lead generation companies.” All of the lenders claim that their agreements prohibit spamming, but plenty of lead generators then subcontract out to other lead generators, many of whom use spam. In other words, the mortgage lenders separate themselves from the spammers via some level of plausible deniability via layers upon layers of “lead generators.”
Comments on “Following The Spam Trail, From Legit Companies To Spammers”
I remember this story from years ago. Computer magazines have the worst writers and they need to all go out of business.
real companies behind spam
Use a bot to fill out thousands and thousands of copies of the application forms, with reasonable-sounding but spurious names and addresses. Do this by studying the source code of the html entry forms or by a follow-me learning app. Swamp the SOB’s with so many false leads they give up in disgust.