UK Anti Piracy has been successfully fighting spam mail for
a number of years. We work with - report to the major email
facilitators such as Google, GMail, Outlook and Hotmail.
Basically; we use multiple addresses to receive mail. When
we receive spam mail, we do not contact the sender, but
rather forward it to the facilitator (Gmail, Outlook,
Hotmail etc) complete with a breakdown of the source code
etc. This allows the facilitator to immediately delete the
Spam mail account. Therefore; a spammer may send thousands
of emails, but they will not receive any replies. We have
found that they simply "give up".
If we receive spam
mail from a legitimate private company, we reply with
something similar to;
are attacking us with illegal spam mail"
our details from your database and never contact us again
If they attack us again, we reply with the above but
also add the following;
you attack us again (on any address) we will (without
further warning) lodge an official complaint about you with
This usually has the desired
affect. If not; we lodge a complaint with the UK Information
Commissioners Office (ICO).
If the spammers are not
UK based; we reply with the 1st example (above). If we
receive more spam, we trace the sender and lodge an official
complaint with their internet services provider - email
provider (and on occasion the law enforcement organisations
for the country).
If we receive spam mail advertising
fake goods, we do not reply, but rather work with our
partners to attack the counterfeiters.
period, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the amount of
Spam mail being sent. As an example; please consider how
much spam mail you personally received 2 years ago compared
to today. The probability is that you now receive much less
spam. Is this a coincidence? We think not.
We define a dodgy email as spam
mail which advertises or promotes a website or facility
which promotes, offers or sells fake - counterfeit goods.
sending of spam and dodgy emails is a well established phenomenon. Dodgy Emails
are typically spam
mail which point the intended victim toward an illegal
Dodgy email type one will offer to sell fake
goods (typically fake watches, counterfeit bags, replica belts,
purses, designer clothing etc), but when the
customer pays for the goods, the website closes shortly
afterwards and the goods are never received.
Dodgy email type two, the customer pays for and receives
fake - counterfeit goods.
However, in both scenarios;
the criminals who run the websites will have access to the
customers personal and bank details. This opens the customer
to multiple levels of fraud ranging from blackmail,
extortion to credit card fraud, identity theft and
Please be aware that
many of these sites are run by the Russian Mafia, the
Italian Mafia, the Chinese Triads and terrorist groups as a
form of "fund raising".
Please do not
be tempted - duped into dealing with the senders of Dodgy emails - send the email to
us. We will investigate and take action against the people who
are trying to defraud you - this is a free service.