Friday, September 1, 2006

Lawyer Spam

Crime & Federalism has an interesting bit on a spam received from one David Sheehan (actually, apparently, Saeed R Sehizadeh) (whois entry for napil.com), soliciting PI lawyers for an advertising network called NAPIL.com.  (I'm not linking to it to avoid contributing to a better Google rank.)

You'll note that his website, calabasasdivorcelawyer.com, suggests a different focus, but hey, there's nothing wrong with changing specialties. 

Perhaps of note, the whois entry for the calabasasdivorcelawyer.com site gives a contact address of d@tspx.com.  There's no website at that address, but its whois entry indicates that it's a Chinese site, which seems at least unusual for a California lawyer.  TSPX.com, in turn, uses hichina.com in its contact e-mail addresses, and, whaddya know?  HiChina.com spams, or at least seems to tolerate its users doing so.  (HiChina.com now resolves to Net.cn.)

He also, according to his bio, founded PEO7.com (in the spirit of the C&F post, the contact address: cs@peo7.com), a site for professional employment organizations.

In any event, it's a good read, but unusual only that it's seeking other lawyers to join up, rather than clients.  My spam file reveals solicitations for mass tort clients at least once every day or two.  Along with tracking Google AdSense results, I've been thinking that spam trends could potentially have some predictive value...

There's more fun to be had (i.e., digging around other sites hosted on the same server), but we have company.

I note that Walter Olson discussed NAPIL.com back in January.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/09/lawyer_spam.html

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