Well it seems my publicising the spamming activities of Contractjobs.com bore fruit.
After correspondence back and forth, I have since been advised of the following by Email Blaster UK:
EBUK [has] investigated all claims made individually and had upheld the allegations that a breach had occurred; appropriate action was then promptly taken in accordance with our T&C’s which are available in the public domain.
In the discussions with EBUK, they disclosed that they had received a significant number of complaints regarding the spam activities of Contractjobs.com. They also noted that a large number of these had come in as a direct result of my original post & and could be directly attributed to my speaking up regarding their activities.
One of their officers suggested during an email exchange that they [EBUK] might like me to handle their SEO in the future. A small plaudit to me, but one I’d decline due to the sad difficulty of dealing with out-of-country customers and how I prefer to work.
A further comment on the original post by redX has also suggested that they have moved onto another electronic Direct Mail house, streamsend.com, so that they continue to send their junk.
And now for the icing on this war on spam cake: the UK’s Information Commissioner has this week accepted my complaint against Contractjobs.com for investigation.
While Contractjobs.com has moved on to use another email provider, at least this step has had some success & put the company on notice. If they’ve not cleaned up their act by the time the UK’s Information Commissioner comes knocking, then I dare say that their bad acts and fruit of the poison spam tree will come back to bite them, hard!
If you are still being spammed by Contractjobs.com, here’s what you need to do:
- Use Spamcop.net to identify and report the spam to their mail hosts or electronic direct mail companies.
- File a formal complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office for them to investigate any Contractjobs.com spam
- Use the information from the Spamcop analysis to identify the company they’re using, see what their Terms of Service are in respect of spam, and complain directly to them.
Yes – taking action against spam in this method may take 30min or more of your time, however – the more people who take action against spam from UK/EU companies and corporates, the better chance we have of stamping the practice out in at least one part of the world.
By the way Lucy Plumridge – how are you enjoying the negative publicity arising from your use of the illegal fruit of the poison tree? I’m still getting truckloads of traffic from people searching for you, your company and its spamming. Talk about your chickens coming home to roost.