m247.com: An Other Kid On The (spamming) Block

(Updated April 2019)

We are having a huge spam attack in several Contact forms. All coming from IPs registered to M247.com all over Europe. It seems this is the worst spam attack we got the last 10 years. We are constantly  bombarded from their IPs coming from:

Austria 185.210.219.x & 217.64.127.x

Italy 95.174.64.x & 37.120.135.x & 217.64.113.x

France 185.189.113.x & 82.102.18.x

Germany 89.249.65.x & 185.104.184.x & 185.130.184.x & 89.249.64.x & 83.97.23.x & 185.230.127.x, 212.103.50.x

Poland 194.99.105.x

Denmark 185.206.224.x & 95.174.65.x

Czech Republic 89.238.186.x. & 185.189.115.x

Netherlands 185.212.71.x & 185.253.96.x

UK 89.238.167.x & 185.212.168.x & 185.212.168.x & 81.92.207.x

Belgium 185.232.21.x & 77.243.191.x

Switzerland 84.39.112.x

Slovakia 185.245.85.x

Spain 185.253.99.x

spam from m237.comm247-com_Brussels spamWe contacted their support several times, with all details and we got back some automated replies. We also filled their abuse form with all the details and also got their typical (mostly automated) replies.

After a while we were informed that our support ticket (case) is closed.

Hi ,

Thank you for your enquiry, your case 00490221 has now been closed.

We hope that this has been resolved to your satisfaction, if you have any further queries then please send a new email to support@m247.com or give us a call.

Please do not respond to this email as you may not get a response due to the case now being closed.

Kind regards,

M247 Support Team

Also:

Hello,

Your report has been passed to the relevant team.
As we don’t have visibility of the IP mentioned, I will close the case from our UK based office as this is currently with our Romanian office.

Please be assured the correct team will be looking into this for you.

If you wish to speak to us about this case, please call our friendly team at 0161 822 2580 and quote case number: 00490221.

Kind Regards,
Obi.

M247

Support Team

(who is Obi ? Obi-Wan Kenobi ?)

While we were able to block some IPs, it seems there is more to it. We emailed them AGAIN and got  a reply that their “romanian” branch is taking care of the problem and our ticket is (again) closed.

We find strange for a company to ignore and actually tolerate and probably hide some mostly RUSSIAN spammers that adverise porn and other illegal and obscure sites, using M247 services. Not hard to find what happens if you simply check some IPs against IP ABUSE report sites.

m247_com_spamm2470-botnet-abuse

So thanks M247 for spamming us and …. as you say in UK “Cheers” ….

m247-com

M247 Ltd, Metronet UK Ltd and Venus Business Communications Ltd trading as M247.
Registered in England and Wales. Registered numbers: 04968341, 04975343 & 04800517

Registered office: Turing House, Archway 5, Manchester M15 5RL


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6 thoughts on “m247.com: An Other Kid On The (spamming) Block”

  1. N says:

    Seeing the same myself, I’ve been reporting the IPs to m247, but 90% of the time it is their IPs that are being used by this spammer and they seem to keep switching between them.

    I found this reddit thread below which would suggest that maybe they are using Protonvpn;

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN/comments/9oft27/please_dont_use_ukbased_m247_isp_snoopers_charter/

  2. SImon says:

    Same here, very aggressive.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Editor says:

      The thing is … we can’t spend more time (and server resources) to block each and every IP from m247.com. It seems that they have a lot of Ips, in several countries.

      Most of their spam point to Russian illegal and fraud sites, apparently Russian criminals are all over Europe.

  3. Editor says:

    I can’t believe those guys at m247.com, no matter what we block, new IPs keep coming along ….

  4. Editor says:

    Again we were attacked today with a huge spam load via Contact forms from Germany IPs this time.

    https://www.valueweb.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-11-26-09_53_57-M247_spam_Germany.png

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