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The Burnham Internet Sales Cockroaches

November 5th, 2004

I found out where all the referral spam is coming from, by the way. Curious, I followed one of the links to the people who are spamming the living hell out of me, and lo, it led me to a page which contained almost every single spammer on my list. Their individual sites appear different from each other at first glance, but a quick investigation reveals that they are all linked through the mother site. It’s all the same company. And the name of these lowlifes is “Burnham.”

More specifically, “Burnham Internet Sales.” Not a chance that I am linking to them, of course. But by mentioning their name in this entry, maybe some people will be routed here by the search engines so they can hear about what scum these lowlifes are.

Last month, they spammed my site over 4000 times. Just in the first week of this month, their spam is all over my referral pages again (the referral pages are password-protected, so no, I don’t encourage them that way). When I blocked them with a .htaccess file, they were deterred for all of one day, after which they started spamming me again full-force–meaning that they have people checking on how successfully they spam, and when they see themselves blocked, they take direct action to ram right through the block and spam the site anyway.

They are by far the most egregiously obnoxious referral spammers I have yet heard of. And you’ll love this: on the contact page of all of their domains, they actually have the gall to print:

Due to the fact that there are people who want to ruin the internet by harvesting e-mail address from website for sending spam we have been forced to use a contact form.

Isn’t that just precious? The worst spammers on the net whining about others trying to ruin things for them. What scum-sucking rodents these people are.

Here is their contact information:

Burnham Internet Sales
2793 Bechelli Lane
Redding, California 96002
Phone: 877-430-3716
Fax: 530-221-2321

Don’t buy any damned thing from them at all. No matter what.

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  1. November 8th, 2004 at 14:42 | #1

    Awesome, you are the number one google hit when you search for Burnham Internet Sales. They are number 3. I like

  2. Luis
    November 8th, 2004 at 22:37 | #2

    Now they’re number 4! This is very cool. Thanks for the pointer, UltraBob!

  3. Burnham
    March 21st, 2005 at 00:45 | #3

    Hey Thanks for the advertising, I appreciate it.

    Burnham

  4. Burnham
    March 21st, 2005 at 00:45 | #4

    Hey Thanks for the advertising, I appreciate it.

    Burnham

  5. Luis
    March 21st, 2005 at 00:49 | #5

    Yeah, right. The post stays, cockroach. People look up Burnham, they get the truth from me first. No links to you.

  6. BlogD
    July 12th, 2005 at 23:34 | #6

    And they’re back! The cockroaches are again trying their best to referral-spam the hell out of my site… but this time, the AwStats patch has come to the rescue. Burnham’s various nefarious alter egos have again started populating my referral list, but this time they’re kept down to just 1 to 3 spams apiece–when they are trying to spam thousands of times. Last time 4000 got through. Now, a mere trickle–I had to go waaaay down the list even to see that they’re there, though a look at my recent visitors shows that they’re pinging like mad.

    FYI, if you get referrals that include “knutek,” “auric-blend,” “skincarebysuzie,” “oversupply,” “oxygenplasma,” “discountcaraudio,” “radardetector,” “kissmemascara,” “surplusauction,” “2wayradios,” “realitydvd,” “deathfaces” (they’ve added snuff films to their product list, unsurprisingly), or of course “burnhaminternetsales” or any variation with “burnham” in the name–just to name a few of their countless aliases–you know it’s these low-lifes. Add all of those names to your blacklist, without domain suffixes–they tend to group-buy .com, .org, .us, .ws, .info and others.

    And it’s always fun to report that they’re still number 2 on a Google search for “Burnham Internet Sales,” with this blog entry maintaining the #1 spot! Eat my dust, Burnham!

  7. Kevin King
    August 2nd, 2005 at 00:37 | #7

    Hi. Nice site you have here.
    I was going to use Burnha* Internet Sales until I found you. I am not going to be using them now.
    I had ordered a catalog and price list from them and when I got it, the envelope had been ripped open and the catalog was missing. I placed another order with them and that was almost 2 months ago and to this day my order still hasn’t been processed.
    I found out that they have alot of typos on their website which makes it hard to trust them. If they cant get their website up and running right, how do you expect them to treat you fairly doing business with them?
    After some more investigating, I found out that they get all of their products from B&F Systems/Maxam Wholesale out of Dallas Texas. I have since called B&F Systems and spoke with them time and time again and it seems like B&F Systems is the way to go. I am now a dealer with B&F and they will be getting alot of business from me.
    Just think if I didn’t do the Internet Search for Burnha* Internet Sales, I wouldn’t have found you and I’m sure I would have been taken a ride from Burnha*.
    Thanks for the GREAT Site. I will keep coming back.

  8. BlogD
    August 2nd, 2005 at 02:19 | #8

    Ah, music to my ears. Thanks, Kevin!

  9. Kevin King
    August 9th, 2005 at 01:38 | #9

    Hey Blog

    I also have more Disturbing News about Burnh*m. We need to make sure ALOT of people see what I am about to post here.

    Like I said in my previous posting, I have downloaded all of my pictures and info from the Burnh*m Internet Sales website to use on my website.

    Since, I have received a notice from Yahoo who hosts my Online Store informing me of Copyright Infringement. Now I know I didn’t do anything wrong so I know the info had to have come from the Burnha* Website.

    I have spent hours on the phone with my attorney and the complaining party trying to get this sorted out. Hopefully we got it worked out and I can proceed with my Business.

    Below is a copy of the Copyright Infringement letter I recently received from Yahoo. I have blocked out some info to protect me and my online business.

    I have not notified Burnha* myself because they never reply back.
    _________________________________________________________

    Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 3:07 PM
    Subject: Notice of Infringement

    RE: http://*****.com/

    *** Enterprises, Inc has notified Yahoo! Inc. (“Yahoo!”) that the Yahoo! Merchant Solutions online store, *****, has posted copyrighted material which is proprietary to *** Enterprises, Inc. *** Enterprises, Inc has further notified Yahoo! that ***** is not authorized to use the material in question nor is there any authorization to display the material at:

    http://*****.com/catalog/*****/index.html

    Yahoo! respects the rights of both its users and the owners and rights holders of intellectual property. Accordingly, and in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and/or other applicable federal law(s), Yahoo! intends to expeditiously remove or disable access to the copyrighted material in question. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT UNLESS THE MATERIAL IN QUESTION IS REMOVED, OR ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL IS DISABLED, WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT (48) HOURS, YAHOO! INTENDS TO DISABLE ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL.

    Through *****’s participation in Yahoo! Merchant Solutions ***** agrees to abide by the Yahoo! Terms of Service, as well as any additional Terms of Service, applicable to it. The current Yahoo! Terms of Service may be reviewed at: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms. Pursuant to Section 6 of the Terms of Service, Member Conduct, ***** agrees not to use Yahoo! services to “upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights . . . of any party.”

    As ***** knows, Yahoo! may terminate any and/or all services and accounts without notice. This notice is provided as a courtesy. Without waiving or limiting any rights or remedies Yahoo! has or may have, ***** is hereby advised that if Yahoo! is required to disable access to the material in question, our receipt of another notification of infringement alleging the unauthorized use of another party’s intellectual property by ***** may result in not only the disabling of the Yahoo! Merchant Solutions online store *****, but the termination of all of your Yahoo! services as well as the deactivation of your Yahoo! ID, which is associated with *****.

    If ***** wishes to attempt to resolve the matter by dealing with *** Enterprises, Inc directly, *** Enterprises, Inc may be contacted at:

    By Email: *****@*****.com

    If ***** believes that it was designated by *** Enterprises, Inc by mistake or misidentification, or if ***** believes that it has not infringed the copyrights of *** Enterprises, Inc, ***** may remove or disable access to the material in question within the specified time period and submit a sworn counter-notification as to the mistake or misidentification (if ***** does not remove or disable access to the material in question Yahoo! will disable access to the material at the conclusion of the forty-eight (48) hour period). To be effective, counter-notifications shall be in writing and include:

    1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, including the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

    2. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;

    3. Your name, address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address provided by you is located (or if the address provided by you is outside the United States, you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for any judicial district in which Yahoo! may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the complaining party or its agent; and

    4. Your physical or electronic signature on the counter-notification.

    Any counter-notification shall be submitted to Yahoo!’s Copyright Agent in accordance with the contact information provided below, which is also available at:

    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/copyright/copyright.html.

    Please be advised that Yahoo! will provide a copy of such a counter-notification (including the name, address, telephone number and any other contact information provided) to *** Enterprises, Inc. In providing a copy of the counter-notification Yahoo! will advise *** Enterprises, Inc that Yahoo! intends to replace or re-enable access to the material in question ten (10) business days following the date of the counter-notification unless Yahoo!’s Copyright Agent receives notice that *** Enterprises, Inc has filed a court action seeking an order to restrain ***** from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.

    We wish to thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.

    Regards,

    Copyright Agent, Yahoo! Inc.

    copyright@yahoo-inc.com

    ****************************

    c/o Yahoo! Inc.

    701 First Ave.

    Sunnyvale, CA 94089

  10. BlogD
    August 9th, 2005 at 03:00 | #10

    Like I said in my previous posting, I have downloaded all of my pictures and info from the Burnh*m Internet Sales website to use on my website.You may be confusing this site with another–if you refer to your last comment of August 2, nothing was mentioned about downloading of images or info–instead, you mentioned their site had typos. So I’m not sure what you’re referring to.Since, I have received a notice from Yahoo who hosts my Online Store informing me of Copyright Infringement. Now I know I didn’t do anything wrong so I know the info had to have come from the Burnha* Website.

    I have spent hours on the phone with my attorney and the complaining party trying to get this sorted out. Hopefully we got it worked out and I can proceed with my Business.All I can say is that if you downloaded original graphics from their site and used it in your business, then you should probably take it down, regardless of what scumsucking lowlifes the marketers at B*rnh*m might be. Best not to even look like them, after all–and certainly it’d be best not to give them any excuse to get at you.

    By the by, you didn’t happen to work at a movie theater in the S.F. bay area some 20 years ago, did you? Knew a fellow named Kevin King there–but then again, it might well be a quite common name.

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