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I received an email today offering to sell me a spam mailing list.

Subject: Data Records
From: Hari Hilton <hari.hilton@b2b-mktresearch.com>

Hi,

Would you be interested in acquiring a mailing list for your company marketing use?

"Case dismissed"

Well, the court case with Communicado happened on Monday and it went pretty much as expected.
Essentially the judge dismissed the claim because there were no quantifiable damages.
The time spent dealing with the spam and the money we spend on services to protect ourselves do not count as "damages" and so are not able to be claimed.

Spam update and a payment!

A few week ago, I finally received a court date for my hearing with Communicado Ltd for the 3rd of February.

Communicado court case update

It's now been 7 weeks since I asked for a judgement, and 11 weeks since I filed a claim, I've had a sum total of 3 letters, 2 saying it's being transferred to Canterbury county court (their home court, normal for small claims) and another today saying it's been transferred back to my home court!
I'm still yet to hear or find out if they've actually filed a defence yet.

Requesting judgement

Seeing as Communicado have so far ignored the claim filed against them I've just requested judgement by default.
This could take a few weeks, but it's now in the hands of the county court system!

You must respond to this claim form within 14 days

So, after numerous spam emails, Communicado Ltd have said they won't pay damages and that I will lose any claim I make.
Interestingly, their last email seems to have given up the pretence that it's legal, but that it will be thrown out as my claim amount (a paltry £10 per email) is not justifiable.

The only option

Communicado reveal their broker

Communicado have replied once again, with the detaile of their list broker:

We have also suppressed the domain @jane.earlsoft.co.uk. The source for this address would seem to be Marketing Webs who supply business addresses and are DMA members.
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This Partial Email Address Search yielded 1 Result:

Communicado *almost* admit breaking the law!

After a long delay, it appears my email has been escalated up to the owner!

Deanna,

We have suppressed the domain @earlsoft.co.uk, you should not be receiving more email to it. If you are receiving email to another domain please inform us of the domain or forward us a copy of the flyer received so that we can also suppress that domain….or use the unsubscribe link to remove an individual email address.

Communicado go incommunicado

After the previous emails asking Communicado Ltd to confirm what business relationship we had before they started spamming me, things have gone a bit quiet. Presumably they're doing the "if we ignore her, she'll go away" thing.

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