Swedish spammers 2.0

Junk mail from Swedish companies.

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Welcome back to the lighter version of Swedish spammers. This time I will just let the evidence talk for themselves.

Junk mail “spam”, is unfortunately no longer solely a US American phenomenon, even if over there was where it once started. This plague of theft of network resources has unfortunately spread even to our latitudes, with an enormous increase in the amount of junk mail in the beginning of year 2003. In an attempt to counter-act these dark forces, on these pages I will publish Swedish spam that I receive.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all Swedish spam companies, I have not saved all the junk mail that has been sent to me, which means that some companies that should have been represented on these pages unfortunately are not. I have also excluded some junk mail that indeed was in Swedish, but was sent by foreign companies. Furthermore, I only quickly scan through the list of junk mail captured by my filters, so I have missed a few, I do not spend very much time in actually reading the junk mail, it is not worthy of that. Finally, I clean out spammer who have not been active for several years every now and then, to keep the index somewhat current.

There are two basic requirements for junk mail to be “spam”: It should be unsolicited and sent in bulk. That means that it is the e-mail I have not asked to receive, and that is sent out in identical (or almost identical) copies to several people (or, for that matter, to several of my addresses) that qualifies being published on these pages. Whether or not the subject of the advertisement is legal or not does not matter in this context, even though the majority of the junk mailers are criminals breaking the Swedish Marketing Act, paragraph nineteen:

19 § En näringsidkare får vid marknadsföring till en fysisk person använda elektronisk post, telefax eller sådana uppringningsautomater eller second liknande automatiska system för individuell kommunikation som inte betjänas av någon enskild, bara om den fysiska personen har samtyckt till det på förhand.

You can report illegal commercial e-mail to the Swedish Consumer Agency. In addition to this new law, most of the junk mail is sent in violation to the marketing act, which, among other things, requires that you identify your address source.

Thanks to the wonderful junk mail filter Bogofilter I fortunately do not have to read this and much other junk mail that my e-mail accounts are bombarded with. Nevertheless it is theft of bandwidth since the filter cannot remove the letters until they have arrived at the servers that handle my e-mail accounts.

Remember — never reply to junk mail, and never take them up on the “offers” of being removed from the list — you will not be removed, you will be added to a special list over verified active addresses, which will be even more heavily bombarded. What you should do is instead to try track down the source of the junk mail and contact the Internet service provider in charge. As long as the Internet service provider itself is not junk mail friendly it usually leads to the account of the junk mailer being terminated, which unfortunately most often only lead to them quickly re-appearing somewhere else, but it does not hurt leading these people a dog’s life.

Since I live in Norway, I have registered myself in the Brønnøysund register’ reservation against addressed advertisements for post, telephone and mobile phone. I consider electronic post to fall under “post” in this case, which means that it is against the law for companies to send advertisements to me without a prior business relationship.

Received

Here are copies of some of the Swedish spam e-mail that I have received:

Sender Appearances Read more
1 Partner Bygg – building solutions 2015-03-17
Adbok – Audiobooks 2011-06-27
Artistplatsen – search engine for entertainers 2011-02-22 in my blog
Autosafe – troligtvis olaglig försäkringsverksamhet 2011-07-12
Axo finans – mortgages 2015-03-04
Bank Norwegian – credit cards 2014-06-29 2015-03-18
Bakformskungen – extra money for child workers. 2014-03-27
Beautynista – beauty products. 2012-03-09 2012-04-19 2012-05-04 2012-05-08
Billigakuvert / cloudmailer.se – branded products. 2013-09-12
Billhop / CarmaMail / compost.se – invoicing services. 2014-10-28
Blapp – market place for smartphones 2012-01-15 2012-01-30 2012-02-05
Bloggbesokare.se – Blog SEO 2013-03-07
Bobex / jamfor-offerter.se / ccemails.com – Driving logs 2013-06-25
Buss på Sverige / emox.se – selling ads 2014-01-07
Buyassociation Nordic / propertyinvestmentalerts.com – investments in overseas apartments and more 2012-09-25 2012-10-04 2012-10-16 2015-09-23 2015-11-12
Chili Burner / ydb2.com – weight loss 2013-11-14
Dagensdeal.in – fake lotteries (or whatever it is?) 2013-02-12
Dagenstips / beverlydata.com – various offers 2013-12-31
Dagens VD – Advertisment "news"-letter 2014-04-10
dietpatch.info / smart-news.net – faked competitions 2015-10-06
Diploma Utbildning / föredrag.se / foredragmail.se – digital education 2014-09-23 2014-10-07 2015-05-27
eErbjudanden.se / primeslots.com / meint.se (MailEasy) – Pyramid scheme? 2011-06-02
Ekonsument / Eforbruger – "Membership" benefits and faked lotteries 2013-01-09 2013-05-02
Emarketing – market research 2013-03-11
Epostarna / E-kampanjer.se / Carmamail – Develop your company 2011-05-26 2011-05-31 2011-06-08 2011-06-15 2011-06-22 2011-08-15 2011-08-17 2011-08-23 2011-09-19 2011-09-26 in my blog: first, second, third.
Ergonytt (ergo-nytt.se) – ergonomic products 2013-12-02
Erotisk hypnos – book 2011-01-17
Executive people – education 2014-08-04 in Spambloggen
Familjefilm.se – unknown 2011-05-26 2011-06-17
Fitness Weekend Bosön Idrottsanläggning – workout 2011-01-15
Go-booking / VinnMatPengar / balance2life.info – fake lotteries 2014-11-25 2014-12-10
Handla med oss (handlamedoss.info) – mortgage and credits 2013-07-11
iDEALisk / createsend.com – robot vacuum cleaners 2013-10-22 in Spambloggen
Konkurrenspost / Erbjudandeposten / Vinnarepost / Adstar.se – surveys with tempting awards. 2012-09-23 2012-09-25 2012-09-27 2012-10-01 2012-10-03 2012-10-04 2012-10-31 in my blog: first, second, third.
Konsumentpost.com – fake lotteries and other fraud. 2012-03-14 2012-03-17 2012-03-20 2012-03-28 2013-04-29
kontaktid.eu / monoratas.ee – sells segway copies 2015-10-04
Kontraktsmall.se / meint.se (MailEasy) – templates for contracts and agreements 2011-09-14
kosmosend.com / kosmoclick.com / Easy Markering Pro PLC / Dansmoke – electronic cigarettes 2013-05-07
Limetta home design – bed sheets 2013-09-25
Loka brunn / Mercuria / Impera – meet famous people at Loka Brunn. 2009-07-08 2009-08-31 2009-10-01 2009-10-09 2009-12-15 2010-02-11 2010-03-08 2010-04-12 2010-06-29 2011-01-12 in my blog: first, second, third, fourth.
Mattvättaren.se / automailer.se – carpet cleaning 2013-02-11
Mailinges / 1234mail / BlueStep / SuperOfferz – various spam about weight loss and mortgages 2012-09-20 2012-09-20
MobTech Group – SMS services. 2010-09-16
Net1 / Sverigenät – Wireless broadband. 2013-04-17
Nevica – electric products. 2013-10-17
Nordic Deals / Nordic Discount / EmailVision / CinemaReviewNordic – fake lotteries. 2012-04-17 2012-04-25 2012-10-25 2012-10-28 2012-11-06
Offert.se – home improvement. 2013-09-12 2013-09-23
Okidooki.se / Madmini.kom – voting. 2012-09-07
Packshot Creator / Packshot Studio – tool for creating presentations 2009-08-05 2009-10-08 2009-11-25 2009-12-22
Personalrabatten Sverige AB (Venamail) – employee rebates 2011-06-16 2011-06-21
PageKeeper – automatic bookmark 2011-05-18 in my blog
Paix Liturgique – religious nonsense 2013-03-14
PenStop.se / turundsproff.net – Advertising materials 2013-02-16
PRInnovation AB / Multilist – post-it notes 2013-12-10
Prospektmedia / dmdelivery.com – unknown 2011-05-26
Qakadeals / Greg Buckley – various unnecessary products 2014-11-20 2014-11-21 2014-11-25 2014-11-27 Henrik Olsson
QM-Mattor – mats 2014-02-19
Rabatt-torget (rabatt-torget.se) / Waardebonnenactie – discounts 2013-06-13 2013-06-13 2013-06-14 2013-06-16 in my blog
Resegeometri / quicksearch.se – market research 2012-01-20 in my blog
Retail Finance – accountancy 2014-02-19
Salesleads / carmamail.com – Insurance 2014-11-21 2014-11-25 Vemspammar
Scandiemail / Stormberg – Advent Calendar 2015-11-04
The Smile Shop – teeth whitening 2013-04-28
Solberga konfektyrfabrik / emox.se – gift products 2013-11-14
Solna Bilteknik i Sundbyberg AB – car repair 2015-01-08
SUF-bolag.com – registering Swedish companies abroad 2010-07-12 in my blog
Sveadeals.info – insurances and more 2013-08-03 2013-08-05
Svenska domäner – domain registration 2009-11-18 2013-08-24 2013-09-12 2013-09-30 2013-10-03 2013-11-25 2014-02-26 2015-05-21 in my blog
Thermonordic – heat pumps 2012-09-18
Tenders Daily AB / hittaupphandlingar.se – meta-tenders 2014-01-07
Tidningskungen – magazine subscriptions 2010-04-18 in my blog
Tidningsparadiset – magazine subscriptions 2010-04-14 in my blog
Torebrings grossist – Christmas products 2012-11-06 in my blog
Trackntrace Svenska AB / emox.se – vehicle logging 2013-11-25
Unibet – lottery 2011-01-20 in my blog
Utbildning.nu – education-something 2010-08-18 in my blog: first, second, third.
Veckans erbjudande / Crystone – web design 2013-09-24 2013-09-25
Veda Lila – health food 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 2015-05-09
Vertbaudet / tasktorn.biz – children–s shop 2015-03-19
Visitkort.se / Cloudmailer.se – promotional materials 2013-04-16

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