Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
If you are like me, you get TONS of spam now in your inbox. Reporting it doesn't do any good since the spammers have infinite accounts it seems. The solution? Go to the source.

If you go to whois.net and enter the domain of the spammer, you will usually get some address info or info about the server. One company had sent me 10 messages in a row and was located in China. In fact, no surprise, there are a LOT of gold farmer companies in China so just use this handy dandy format which will scare the crap out of companies too small and shady to afford a lawyer:

Take my STO Federation character
char1@account off of your list and my Klingon character
char2@account off your list as well. I know you are based in
China, but there are still laws about spam that apply to companies
doing business in the USA and if you email me again I will bring your
company to small claims court and file damages in the amount of $50
per SPAM email in game or otherwise after this date, DATE HERE,
2010. Never again send any SPAM to any @account characters on Star
Trek Online or this email address.

Yaoshi ni bu tingdong wo de yingwen shuohua, wo keyi fanyi dao
zhongwen. Bie gei wo SPAM huoshi wo hui qisu ninmen!


This format has proven much more effective than reporting spammers to Cryptic. The ending is real Chinese and means "If you don't understand my English, I can translate to it to Chinese (for you). Do not give me SPAM or I will sue you all (honorifically)!"

If you found this useful or have more tips, please bump to keep others informed. If you encounter another scenario you need help with, let me know and I'll point you in the right direction.
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 120
# 2
02-06-2010, 06:12 PM
It seems that sellsto.com decided to start spamming me again after they stopped. My what a short memory they have. So, I reported their site to INTERNIC. Since they didn't give me their address (even over the phone in Chinese, claiming they are new to the area) their ICANN agreement is invalid and they will have a limited amount of time to reveal themselves or the site gets shut down.

You can use this method to shut down a LOT of spam sites who fail to reveal their actual location.

PROBLEM REPORT

Registrant Data

Name: Missing the name
Address: Incorrect address
Comment:
This website spammed me and has no physical address attached to its company. I called the help line number and the lady on the other end quote "did not know the address". I even asked her in Chinese. She said its in Hunan but wouldn't give me the address. Their company information on another page says they are located in Beijing. The number is not listed on the whois info, but the number on their site is a USA number. I believe this site is either impersonating a real company or avoiding using their real address due to illegal business practices. Regardless, they are not up to code with providing their correct information.

Administrative Contact Data

Name: Missing the name
Address: Address is incomplete
Phone: Phone is missing
Fax: Fax is missing
Email: Incorrect email
Comment:
The person whom I emailed and the person on the phone do not seem to be the same entity at all.

Technical Contact Data

Name: Missing the name
Address: Address is incomplete
Phone: Phone is missing
Fax: Fax is missing
Email: Missing the email address
Comment:
Again, none of this info is listed.

Registration Dates

Create Date:
Comment:
Nothing to report concerning the date

Expiration Dates

Expire Date:
Comment:
Nothing to report concerning the date


If you want to do this yourself for other spammers who **** you off, check their whois.net info. If ANYTHING is wrong or missing just report them.

http://wdprs.internic.net/
Lt. Commander
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# 3
02-06-2010, 06:19 PM
1) Report spam
2) Delete message
3) Prepare then enjoy a sammich

To do anything else would be to acknowledge their existence. Something I don't want to do.
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# 4
02-06-2010, 06:30 PM
I'm not saying everyone has to do this all the time, but if we all reported spammers to THE RIGHT PEOPLE instead of Cryptic, we'd see less of them doing business. (Enjoys sammich WHILE fighting for Great Justice!)
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# 5
02-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankencow View Post
I'm not saying everyone has to do this all the time, but if we all reported spammers to THE RIGHT PEOPLE instead of Cryptic, we'd see less of them doing business. (Enjoys sammich WHILE fighting for Great Justice!)
Good for you! (honestly, I think that is a valid method of fighting spam from an area of the world normally untouchable - have their internet privilages threatened).
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# 6
02-06-2010, 07:06 PM
You're my hero OP
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-06-2010, 07:12 PM
Good work, lets hope it shuts them down or at very least delays them a day or two of bothering us.

Regards,
-Grey
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# 8
02-06-2010, 07:19 PM
Apparently China has their OWN version of whois.net

35.com

I got the following solid information on who runs SELLSTO.com as well as most of the other gold farmer sites spamming us:

Domain Name ..................... sellsto.com
Name Server ..................... dns7.hichina.com
dns8.hichina.com

Registrant ID ................... hc142980232-cn
Registrant Name ................. li tao
Registrant Organization ......... li tao
Registrant Address .............. hunan changsha
Registrant City ................. changshashi

Registrant Province/State ....... hunan
Registrant Postal Code .......... 410000
Registrant Country Code ......... CN
Registrant Phone Number ......... +86.073182166723 -
Registrant Fax .................. +86.073182538001 -

Registrant Email ................ 71747601@qq.com
Administrative ID ............... hc142980232-cn
Administrative Name ............. li tao
Administrative Organization ..... li tao

Administrative Address .......... hunan changsha
Administrative City ............. changshashi
Administrative Province/State ... hunan
Administrative Postal Code ...... 410000
Administrative Country Code ..... CN

Administrative Phone Number ..... +86.073182166723 -
Administrative Fax .............. +86.073182538001 -
Administrative Email ............ 71747601@qq.com
Billing ID ...................... hichina001-cn

Billing Name .................... hichina
Billing Organization ............ HiChina Web Solutions Limited
Billing Address ................. 3/F., HiChina Mansion
No.27 Gulouwai Avenue

Dongcheng District
Billing City .................... Beijing
Billing Province/State .......... Beijing
Billing Postal Code ............. 100011
Billing Country Code ............ CN

Billing Phone Number ............ +86.01064242299 -
Billing Fax ..................... +86.01064258796 -
Billing Email ................... domainadm@hichina.com
Technical ID .................... hichina001-cn

Technical Name .................. hichina
Technical Organization .......... HiChina Web Solutions Limited
Technical Address ............... 3/F., HiChina Mansion
No.27 Gulouwai Avenue

Dongcheng District
Technical City .................. Beijing
Technical Province/State ........ Beijing
Technical Postal Code ........... 100011
Technical Country Code .......... CN

Technical Phone Number .......... +86.01064242299 -
Technical Fax ................... +86.01064258796 -
Technical Email ................. domainadm@hichina.com
Expiration Date ................. 2011-01-13 09:22:14


I am filing a complaint to hichina.com to see if I can get them shut down.
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# 9
02-07-2010, 04:33 AM
It should be Cryptic stopping the spammers by permanently banning the fools....they should boost there anti spamming software.
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# 10
02-07-2010, 04:35 AM
Its a shell company for Atari.
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