QED-uk.com and Mallplace.com spam

Well here’s an interesting thing. I registered with QED-uk.com (Miller Brothers Retail Ltd t/a Quality Electrical Direct) in July 2006 using an email address unique to that site.

Two years later I have been receiving spam emails from mallplace.com all sent to this same unique address.

Originating IP: 213.171.196.167
from: information@mallplace.com
subject: Best new website award goes to mallplace.com
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 17:20:35 +0000

Originating IP: 213.171.196.167
from: information@mallplace.com
subject: Mallplace, January Sales!
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:48:41 +0000

Originating IP: 213.171.196.167
from: information@mallplace.com
subject: mallplace.com given 5 star review by webuser magazine!
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:26:51 +0000

So how did the mallplace.com spammers obtain my address I wonder?

The address of QED-uk.com is Miller House, Ogden Road, Doncaster, DN2 4SQ and the whois record for mallplace.com shows that the registrant is “pollock new media” of Miller House, Ogden Road, DN2 4SQ.

QED-uk.com’s web site makes this claim regarding privacy: “As a UK based company we abide by the rules and regulations of the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, and as such no information supplied to us will be given to or used by any third parties.”

Perhaps someone from Pollock New Media / Mallplace.com would care to comment on their association with Miller Brothers Retail Ltd / QED-uk.com?

UPDATE 17/12/2009

I am now receiving spam mail from ‘liGo Electronics <ichoose@ligo-electronics.com>’ to the same unique address that I used with QED-uk.com. This time they claim “You have received this email as a special customer of liGo.”

Oh really?

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One thought on “QED-uk.com and Mallplace.com spam

  1. I worked on the mallplace.com project – your email was not shared with any third parties – it was used within the company by the Pollock Team – which I headed up development on – this was allowed as far as I know as the email was on the entire company database.

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