Fake Unsubscribe Links Added to SPAM Emails!

Fake Unsubscribe Links Added to SPAM Emails!

This email was unsolicited: Web Consultancy Group Ltd didn’t have permission to send this email or had a past business relationship with the recipient.

It’s a generic marketing email: there’s nothing specific within the email about the recipient, this SPAM email could be relevant to a million businesses.

It’s a bulk email: includes an “Unsubscribe” link to what appears to be the Interspire Email Marketer Software which can be used to send an email to thousands of emails (that’s bulk email).

The content of the email is also identical to an email sent by another Web Consultancy Group Ltd employee approximately 2 weeks earlier. The ONLY difference was the name used!

Even the URL of the Unsubscribe links are IDENTICAL which strongly suggests those are FAKE Unsubscribe links!

This unsolicited SPAM email was sent on June 6th, 2017 by Mark Waller when he was working for Web Consultancy Group Ltd.

This was the fifth SPAM email sent by a Stephen Hall employee which I reviewed.

I reviewed this SPAM email as a WordPress Comment on June 6th, 2017 (this isn’t the original WordPress Comment, it’s been moved and edited multiple times), the review originally didn’t include a screenshot of the SPAM email and still doesn’t.

The screenshot was created and uploaded on February 24th, 2020. Like the eml files and one of the other SPAM email screenshots added to the main Unsolicited Bulk Emails and Fake Unsubscribe Links post, if I wasn’t building an harassment defence there would have been no reason to create and upload the above screenshot.

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