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Summit spam from Atlanta, Georgia

November 24th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Recently I got a couple of spams sent to non-existent email addresses at a domain that I host. These spams were very similar, even though they use a variety of domain names and diferent postal address.

Here are some of the domains:

  • hr-summit.net
  • cfo-summit.net
  • cmo-summit.net
  • cmosummits.org
  • cmo-summit.org
  • bizsummits.org
  • thetrainingsummit.net
  • thecorporatecounselsummit.org
  • theengineeringsummit.com
  • theproductdevsummit.org
  • thepublicrelationssummit.net

Here are spam samples:

From: “J.R. Williams” <jason@hr-summit.net>
To: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” <YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY>
Subject: Geoffrey, interesting speaker
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 09:30:32 -0400

Hi Geoffrey, hope you are well. On Oct 12 at 12 pm ET I thought you would
enjoy dialing in to hear Welch’s VP of Human Resources speaking on
“Creative Ways of Developing Individuals in Smaller Organizations.” Just
go to our site to become part of our group (takes just a minute), thanks!

Truly yours,
J.R. Williams
HR-Summit
hr-summit.net

This message is confidential and intended only for the original recipient.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it or mail us
back if you no longer wish to receive further email. If any follow-up is
needed I show your contact information as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and you may also reach us
at 12OO Abernathy Road #1700, Atlanta Georgia 30328 or through the
contact information on our site.

Domain cfo-summit.net:

From: “Patrick Hansen” <patrick@cfo-summit.net>
To: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” <YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY>
Subject: Karen, interesting speaker
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:43:43 -0400

Hi Karen, hope you are well. On Nov 3 at 12 pm ET I thought you would
enjoy dialing in to hear Banner Health’s CFO speaking on “The Financial
Implications of the New Era of Healthcare.” Just go to our site to become
part of our group (takes just a minute), thanks!

Truly yours,
Patrick Hansen
CFO Summits
cfo-summit.net

This message is confidential and intended only for the original recipient.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it or mail us
back if you no longer wish to receive further email. If any follow-up is
needed I show your contact information as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and you may also reach us at
201 17th St, Ste 1200, Atlanta GA 30363 or through the contact
information on our site.

Domain thehrsummits.org:

From: “J.R. Williams” <jason@thehrsummits.org>
To: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” <YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY>
Subject: Jack, interesting speaker
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:25:12 -0500

Hi Jack, hope you are well. On Dec 7th at 12 pm ET I thought you would
enjoy dialing in to hear Four Seasons Hotel’s Director of Human Resources,
speaking on “Finding the Right People for the Right Job.” Just go to our
site to become part of our group (takes just a minute), thanks!

Yours Truly,
J.R. Williams
HRSummit
thehrsummits.org

This message is confidential and intended only for the original recipient.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it or mail us
back if you no longer wish to receive further email. If any follow-up is
needed I show your contact information as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and you may also reach us
at 201 17th St, Ste 1200, Atlanta GA 30363 or through the contact
information on our site.

Domain cmosummits.org:

From: “Matthew T. Keener” <matthew@cmosummits.org>
To: “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” <YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY>
Subject: Leo, interesting speaker
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:55:06 -0500

Hi Leo, hope you are well. On Dec 5th at 12 pm ET I thought you would
enjoy dialing in to hear Aramark’s Associate Vice President of Marketing,
speaking on “Global Marketing.” Just go to our site to become part of our
group (takes just a minute), thanks!

Truly,
Matthew T. Keener
CMO-Summit
cmosummits.org

This message is confidential and intended only for the original recipient.
If you have received this message in error, please delete it or mail us
back if you no longer wish to receive further email. If any follow-up is
needed I show your contact information as XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
YYYYY@YYYYYYYYYYYYY ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and you may also reach us
at 1200 Abernathy Rd, Atlanta Georgia 30328 or through the contact
information on our site.

Domains bizsummits.org / thetrainingsummit.net:

Reply-To: ryan@bizsummits.org
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:35:37 +0000
Subject: John, follow up
From: Ryan English <trainingsummits1@gmail.com>

Hi John,

You recently expressed an interest regarding joining our Training Summit and on behalf of our Administration and Membership; it is my pleasure to extend an invitation to participate in upcoming events and to join our organization. The Training Summit is an invitation only group that is comprised of innovative leaders and visionaries in the Training and Learning & Development field. We discuss best practices and find ways to help one another. Here are some details on upcoming meetings along with the featured speaker that month:

12/01/11 Rob Patterson, CiTi, Senior Vice President, Learning Technology and Architecture-Topic: Utilizing Share points to support a learning organization

We meet once a month via teleconference. In between these monthly calls we have an online forum where our more than 200 members network and collaborate. The membership dues are $1,250 per year, there is a 30 day evaluation period, if you do not feel like the group is advantageous to you or a fit; you can request a full refund. A list of topics and upcoming speakers can be found at www.thetrainingsummit.net. Please contact me ASAP for registration as it is filling up quickly, as well as to confirm networking information. Thank you very much for your time and consideration, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call me at (330)-769-7628. I look forward to working with you, have a great day!

Regards,

Ryan English
Training Summit
Direct: 330-769-7628

This message is confidential and intended only for the original recipient. If you have received this message in error, please delete it or mail us back if you no longer wish to receive further email. You may also reach us at 1200 Abernathy Rd, Atlanta Georgia 30328 or through the contact information on our site.

Here are some more spam samples published on other websites, as I’m not the only one being spammed:

This company seems to have been at it for a couple of years already. They will probably keep going as long as some companies fall for their unsolicited emails and sign up.

Tags: spam

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 queen // Dec 25, 2011 at 19:43

    hi…i was added as friend by a white man in facebook with a name ~ Martin Alex…but I insulted him when he sent me a msj…he felt hurt & asked for my Yahoo messenger id…we chat through webcam & he is a white man (49 yrs). But when he gave me his phone number, I was in doubt coz the number is 447031852775. I just wanna know if he is a scammer…?
    Tq…

  • 2 Mark // Jul 4, 2012 at 12:11

    Hi there, I also received one of these, from Matthew T. Keener of the PR Summit. Never heard of him. Thanks for the warning.

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  • 4 Bengt // Dec 1, 2012 at 03:32

    Just got a mail from Matthew Kenner. Don’t know him, don’t ever remember getting in contact with PRS either.

  • 5 Scott // May 30, 2013 at 21:51

    Hey Joe,
    Just got one today.
    scott

  • 6 JG // Aug 16, 2013 at 03:15

    Thanks for the research and write up. I also received an email from Matt T. Keener.

    Anyone who is interested can add projectmanagementsummit.net the list of domains these messages are originating from.

  • 7 JamesS // Jan 15, 2014 at 04:25

    I just got one of these as well from thetrainingsummit.com. Source is “Chris Sanders”. Looks pretty convincing and I bet they’ve trapped a few execs with the approach. Thanks for the warning!

  • 8 JoAnne G. // Feb 22, 2014 at 02:03

    Several teachers at my high school have just received one similar – but coming from “Risk-Management Summits, The Organization of Risk Management Executives.” Asked these HS teachers to join the executive group because of their “experience and role.” Feel free to add Christopher Jameson at theriskmanagementsummit.org to the domain list.

  • 9 Chris Sanders // Jun 11, 2014 at 08:26

    spam spam spam
    add Chris Sanders to the list of spammers of a product so worthless they have to trick people into joining.

  • 10 akiko // Jul 26, 2014 at 11:09

    Hi, many thanks fr sharing info as i recently received twice frm m.keener of Chief Marketing Officers leaders Summit asking me to join the group but I am not a CMO.

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