Rather than writing many lengthy updates for each IP reported, I will maintain a list of IP ranges and who to report to at the bottom of this post. Also, if you have a blog or site, please link back to this post with the text “Scion Star Online Marketing” so other victims can find it more easily.
I have some clients who recently have been getting huge piles of spam messages from “Scion Star Online Marketing” (which appears to be a fictitious company name.) It seems that many others have posted complaints on various complaint websites about the same company. They don’t comply with unsubscribe requests and they send about 25 messages per day.
According to one set of headers in one of the messages forwarded to me by a client, they are using mail.gunneldown.com as the server, IP address of 188.8.131.52, which is hosted at AccelerateBiz. We are in the process of reporting them, but if you are also having trouble with Scion Star Online Marketing, you may find this useful.
You need to look up how to view message headers in your email client program, and view the headers for the spam message you suspect. You’re looking for an IP address starting with “98.158.” and the “158.” must be followed by any number from 224 to 239. If you see ANY IP address in the headers that is 98.158.XXX.YYY, where XXX is anywhere from 224 to 239, you need to contact AccelerateBiz at firstname.lastname@example.org to report the spam.
It’s very important to check the IP address in the headers, because if your spam doesn’t have it, then reporting it to AccelerateBiz will waste their time and yours.
Getting spammed by Scion Star Online Marketing but your header IPs don’t match AccelerateBiz hosting? Feel free to submit headers as a comment if your IP doesn’t match, and I will edit out your private information before allowing it to post and reply to you with the contact(s) you should try to get the spam stopped. Together we can teach these sneaky characters a lesson!
UPDATE: Complaintsboard.com has at least five complaints about these people, one of which indicates an originating IP address of 69.43.248.???, which is hosted by PacketExchange. PacketExchange owns the IP addresses from 69.43.XXX.YYY, where XXX is anywhere from 240 to 255. Report these to email@example.com instead of to AccelerateBiz.
List of IP address ranges and who to report to (xxx can be any number):
- 98.158.224.xxx through 98.158.239.xxx: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 69.43.240.xxx through 69.43.255.xxx: email@example.com
- 67.50.xxx.xxx through 67.51.xxx.xxx: firstname.lastname@example.org