Thursday, 27 November 2014

Real Estate Spammers of Dubai

I am fed up of email spam from real estate companies based in Dubai. I don't live in Dubai, I don't have or want property in Dubai. Why do these guys keep emailing?

What constitutes spam? The Bureau of Consumer Protection has the following:
Each separate email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act is subject to penalties of up to $16,000, so non-compliance can be costly. But following the law isn’t complicated. Here’s a rundown of CAN-SPAM’s main requirements: 
  1. Don’t use false or misleading header information. Your “From,” “To,” “Reply-To,” and routing information – including the originating domain name and email address – must be accurate and identify the person or business who initiated the message.
  2. Don’t use deceptive subject lines. The subject line must accurately reflect the content of the message.
  3. Identify the message as an ad. The law gives you a lot of leeway in how to do this, but you must disclose clearly and conspicuously that your message is an advertisement.
  4. Tell recipients where you’re located. Your message must include your valid physical postal address. This can be your current street address, a post office box you’ve registered with the U.S. Postal Service, or a private mailbox you’ve registered with a commercial mail receiving agency established under Postal Service regulations.
  5. Tell recipients how to opt out of receiving future email from you. Your message must include a clear and conspicuous explanation of how the recipient can opt out of getting email from you in the future. Craft the notice in a way that’s easy for an ordinary person to recognize, read, and understand. Creative use of type size, color, and location can improve clarity. Give a return email address or another easy Internet-based way to allow people to communicate their choice to you. You may create a menu to allow a recipient to opt out of certain types of messages, but you must include the option to stop all commercial messages from you. Make sure your spam filter doesn’t block these opt-out requests.
  6. Honor opt-out requests promptly. Any opt-out mechanism you offer must be able to process opt-out requests for at least 30 days after you send your message. You must honor a recipient’s opt-out request within 10 business days. You can’t charge a fee, require the recipient to give you any personally identifying information beyond an email address, or make the recipient take any step other than sending a reply email or visiting a single page on an Internet website as a condition for honoring an opt-out request. Once people have told you they don’t want to receive more messages from you, you can’t sell or transfer their email addresses, even in the form of a mailing list. The only exception is that you may transfer the addresses to a company you’ve hired to help you comply with the CAN-SPAM Act.
  7. Monitor what others are doing on your behalf. The law makes clear that even if you hire another company to handle your email marketing, you can’t contract away your legal responsibility to comply with the law. Both the company whose product is promoted in the message and the company that actually sends the message may be held legally responsible.
I don't know whether Dubai has any laws against spamming but the companies listed below clearly breaks many of the rules stated above. I will take them off the list if they write to me and remove me from their list.

Abdul Haseeb
Sales Executive
RERA Broker # 27123
Mob : +971-55-1057878
Email :

Tel : +971-4-4214559
Fax : +971-4-4214560
Email :
Web :

Asim, Sales Manager, Dream House Real Estate.
Dubai, UAE, P.O Box 390 738
Al-Barsha 1, 304 Al-Maktab Building
Mob: +971507554066
Tel: +97143851191
Fax: +97143851192

Danish Akhtar
RERA :  29745
Mob    :  +971-56-969 2781
Phone :  +971-4-379 4561
Fax       : +971-4-379 4562
Email   :

Platinum Bay Real Estate Brokers.
Office - 104, Al Barsha Business centre
Dubai - UAE

Kashif Siddiqui
Ali Bin Haider Real Estate

Kate Levina

Seriously, when was the last time anyone bought or sold property based on an email spam they received? 

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