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Andrew Stephens: “Privacy? What privacy?”

Or: “Spam support? I’m not supporting spammers!”

I’m looking at information about “Amanda” from KY. She is 3 months behind on payment on her mortgage and her credit rating is “Poor”. Her income is $40,000.
The file I am looking at also has her address, phonenumbers and even more information.

Same goes for Denise in Texas. She is 4 months behind on her payments, her credit score is also “Poor” and she has an income of $30,000.
In total there is +2000 names in the file.
And that is only one file.
There are similar information about several thousand persons across several files.

Uploaded for the whole world to see at megaupload.com.
Uploaded by Andrew Jacob Stephens from IBT, the guy running the program “Mascot Mailer”. And the links to the files on megaupload is published openly at a forum for socalled “Blackhats”, as a “gift” from Andrew Stephens to the participants on the forum. Which of course also has its fair share of spammers.
I should mention that there are probably several million records uploaded in total, not only mortgage records.

Why is he giving out all this personal info for free? To spammers?
He is of course hoping to sell more of his ratware Mascot Mailer to them.

Stephens is listed in Spamhaus’ Register Of Known Spam Operations
(http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/).
One reason is “spam support”. Stephens of course denies that he is supporting spammers. Putting up millions of records including emailaddresses on a spammer forum is not spamsupport in mr. Stephens head. I have suspected for a long time that he smoking something he should not do. Or injecting something. Now I am pretty sure he does.

And another serious matter:
Is there not any law in the US that can be used against this kind of abuse of privacy from this dopehead?
Are innocent individuals not protected against having this kind of information published openly like this?
Some of these thousands of people may be desperate people, now having their info disclosed for possibly the whole world to see.

Update February 2012:
Integrated Business Technologies has come up with a new “division”; Stephens Consulting.
Presenting “WP Data Genie”, and as all other serious bidzniz men, Andrew Stephens is using free-press-release.com.
Same shit, new wrapping?

Aka Rev. Andrew Stevens
Church of Common Good
churchofcommongood.org

Written by Rune

April 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

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Andrew Stephens spamming blogspot

Abusing Google’s Blogger. thebestmailer.blogspot.com, mmofficialblog.blogspot.com, thebestmassmailer.blogspot.com are a few examples.

He has probably set those up himself.

Here he shows his missing ability to keep anything up (Sorry for the capslock, not mine, but Stephens likes to shout):

HELP MAIL MASCOT AND GET YOUR COPY FREE!
CREATE 10 BLOGS AND SEND US THE DETAILS (Link to Blogs and Acct. Creds for login) FOR THE BLOGS AND WE WILL RETURN THE FAVOR WITH A FREE SERIAL FOR MAIL MASCOT!
CREATE 25 BLOGS AND WE’LL THROW IN A MILLION FRESH OPT-IN CONTACTS BE THE FIRST PERSON TO CREATE 50 BLOGS AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A FREE COPY OF HALFAGAIN
SOLUTIONS FULL SUITE: BLOGSOLUTION, CONTENTSOLUTION, STORESTACKER, RSS MAGICIAN, ETC.
(I PAID $500 FOR IT A YEAR AGO)
BE THE FIRST PERSON TO CREATE 100 BLOGS AND I’LL GIVE YOU A 5-LICENSE COPY OF ACTIVE CAMPAIGN (Legally licensed and updated with Spam Score add-on)
(I PAID $700 FOR IT IN NOVEMBER 2010)
Blogs must be created using industry specific keywords and you must have the Account Details for the blogs to get credit for them. I don’t want to make a long list of rules, so don’t screw me and I want screw you…fair enough? You know what we need. We need a bunch of sales pages and free blogs will give us those…so we are asking our peers for help and throwing in some heavy incentives to get it done!
The attacks on Mail Mascot by the opposition have been fierce and have prevented us from maintaining good stability. So, we want to try a different approach in sales using free blog channels such as Blogger and WordPress.

Again: He shows his own lack of capability and begs his customers to keep the sales of his ratware going.
I wonder if there is something somewhere in Bloggers TOS/AUP about setting up hundreds of blogs to sell one product?
Strange businessmodel this guy has.

Quoting:
“This is the MM Official Blog. MM is under new management and we are excited about all the new developments with the software. Now that MM is blossoming into adult-hood, it boasts features that no other software offers.”

Mailmascots new Official Blog. On Googles blogspot, he is not able to keep anything up.
mailmascot.co has gone belly up, as the other domains.
The way Andrew Jacob Stephens usually messes things up, it will only be a question of time before MailMascot is history.

Now with a seal or whatever it is called from “etrustbureau”.
etrustbureau logo used for mailmascot
Which of course can’t be trusted.
Ratware from a former(?) criminal is not what you want to put your trust in, is it?

Written by Rune

April 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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Mail Mascot – now with “20 mil. subscribers”?

From a YouTube video that is not available anymore.

BulkEmailDirectory offers Mail Mascot with 20 mil. subscribers

BulkEmailDirectory offers Mail Mascot with 20 mil. subscribers


Short story:
Money for the sale of licenses for the program Mail Mascot is going to Integrated Business Technologies, Inc (IBT Inc), whose “Director” is Andrew Jacob Stephens.
There are more to be found in the newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.sightings and on a few blogs.
A search for “Andrew Jacob Stephens” will get you started if you are interested.

The “anonymous” King (of spam?) points at you and wants you to buy his ratware:

The anonymous megalomaniac points at you and want you to buy his ratware.

The anonymous megalomaniac

Written by Rune

April 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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