Spruce Mountain Networks. 16

My online, spam only email address has been bombarded with spam emails that end with the following graphic, claiming I have opted into emails via one of their offers.

Clicking on the graphic doesn’t take you to the Spruce Mountain Networks website.  It takes you to a random website, depending on who sent the original email, with a box to enter your email address.

I have a horrid feeling that entering your email address could simply unleash more spam, but I don’t know that for certain.

I’ve done some research online and so far have failed to find a website for this organisation.  They claim their address is 8485 McDonald Drive #B-13, Scottsdale , AZ 85250.

It appears that several complaints have been filed online against them with the Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.org/central-northern-western-arizona/Business-Reviews/internet-marketing-services/spruce-mountain-networks-in-scottsdale-az-1000015163/Complaints/)

I have a hunch that Spruce Mountain Networks don’t even exist.  I suspect that some dodgy spammers are just using the graphic in an attempt to make their spam look legitimate.  I can find no reference to them as a company or organisation anywhere.  They might have existed once, but I don’t think they do now.

These emails are being sent by spammers who have simply bought mass lists of emails for the sole purpose of spamming.  Don’t bother to “unsubscribe”, it just confirms that your email address is active.

 

 

16 thoughts on “Spruce Mountain Networks.

  1. Reply GC Aug 16,2014 5:10 am

    I’m getting the same spam, 20-30 per day, stupidly I forgot to tick the “opt out from partners emails” box when placing a reserve & collect order at Argos recently.
    When you click unsubscribe, the link doesn’t work on any.

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  2. Reply Ellen Mar 25,2014 12:15 pm

    I,to am being bombarded with spam from Spruce Mountain Network. Down at the bottom of each it says click here to unsubscribe; however, it will not let you click on any of their spam.

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  3. Reply Cthonus Sep 2,2013 1:53 pm

    Just had another SMN spam email from Prizes.co.UK

    According to their website Prizes.co.UK is a trading name of – Intela Ltd

    I rest my case 😉

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  4. Reply Cthonus Sep 2,2013 1:28 pm

    apologies – please amend last address as Intela not Intel.

    (spell checker)

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  5. Reply Cthonus Sep 2,2013 1:27 pm

    Further to my last comment I believe the company behind SMN is known in the UK as Intela Ltd who say on their web page their main office is in Colorado.

    Activeyou.co.UK confirmed this is who they use and that my email address was on a list supplied by them

    Intela UK 50 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8EA

    info@intela.com or contact@intel.com for UK office

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  6. Reply R.M. JOHNSTONE Jun 17,2013 8:13 am

    SAME STORY AS ALL THE OTHER USERS TOTAL BLANK IN TRYING TO TRACK THEM DOWN GETTING 50-100 SPAM PER DAY

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  7. Reply Terry May 21,2013 3:02 pm

    I am also bombarded with these emails which coincided with the changeover of Sky from Google to Yahoo. Sky are aware of this as they have had a number of complaints. Their response was to block the messages which I have done but, the emails still keep coming as I believe they just keep changing their addresses.

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  8. Reply Kathleen Boyd Apr 24,2013 11:03 pm

    I too am receiving multiple emails from this so-called company. I don’t know how they connected to my email. I live in Hawaii. Is there no way to stop them??

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  9. Reply Fab Apr 16,2013 7:34 pm

    Hi! Even in !France, those fu:):) emails are sent, from french sites too. Like everybody, you cannot unsuscribe!!! Whaow, cool, just a left click, “this is a spam” and every email is spammed…

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  10. Reply Lauren Apr 14,2013 6:29 pm

    I’m being absolutely hounded with emails from so called Spruce Networks! Has anyone here successfully stopped emails from them? I’d love you forever if you could tell me how, it’s doing my head in.

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  11. Reply Lori Jan 1,2013 8:13 pm

    I too have this crap! I live right down the street from their so called address and I am going to investigate this address! More to come! I am not happy!

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  12. Reply Carol Nov 27,2012 1:20 pm

    Same here. I’m not sure what triggered this onslaught but I’m getting several a day. I’ve tried pressing the junk button on hotmail but it doesn’t seem to have made any difference.

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  13. Reply Sarah Nov 20,2012 9:24 pm

    I have been getting 5-10 a day and blocking them doesn’t seem to slow it down, think it started from lovefilm, but not sure.

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  14. Reply Victoria Nov 15,2012 8:23 am

    I have been getting spammed by these people also. It’s extremely annoying but I didn’t realise they were fake, I was searching for their unsubscribe when I found this. So thank you.

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  15. Reply Julia Nov 14,2012 9:37 pm

    I’ve also started receiving daily spam with that footer at the end of the email. Haven’t clicked to see where anything takes me so I’ll take your word for it. Annoying as I can’t find a way to report it from hotmail on the iphone

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  16. Reply Joe Nov 10,2012 5:20 pm

    I have been bombarded by the same stuff also. It started almost immediately after submitting my details to the UCAS website, where I made a point of opting out of all spam traps.

    I’m very angry about this. Not because of the spam but because UCAS, a not for profit entity has blatantly sold my details when I specifically informed them not too.

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