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Bingo site gave phone number to a loan firm.!

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by jshort, Oct 31, 2015.

    Oct 31, 2015
  1. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Bus Driver
    Location:
    Canada
    A bingo site gave my.new phone number to FMX investments, who then sent me loan ads/offers on my new phone.

    On the one hand, it sounds like a smart business idea ( from an operators perspective) to hook up with an independent loan company and give them players phone numbers so that they can give out loans and fund the casino! Ethically, it wrong (and illegal because their was no consent from the player).
     
  2. Oct 31, 2015
  3. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

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    :(

    Thats so wrong the site has no right to pass on any of your information to any other casino or bingo let alone companies who are not even in that industry id boycott them and mabye cause them some issues in bingo chat mabye warn other players if there happy to share things you should too
    give bgo bingo a shot or dotty i used to do well at Rodgers bingo years ago but i think there closed now.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2015
  5. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    I'm not sure I care enough to go that far.....I always viewed online gambling as the wild wild west. Yes some sites are completely legit and follow proper standards/rules, however.....

    I am half-thinking about blackmailing them with it though because they have yet to tell me how to withdraw money from my account (I feel like they only accomodate little old ladies who like to play bingo because of all the pics on the site). However that's another story (and I think this is against CM rules anyway).
     
  6. Nov 1, 2015
  7. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

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    who was the bingo site you can inbox me and ill track and get you some info :)
     
  8. Nov 1, 2015
  9. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    Scew it. It was BingoFlash (might've been BingoSky, but I think Flash).
     
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  10. Nov 1, 2015
  11. sueyh

    sueyh Senior Member

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    home maker
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    New Zealand
    Well, at least, your number was given to the investment company, and you got a kinda txt from them I assume

    My landline number was given to some kinda of scammer people who said something about earning more money, and it was not a txt. I got a phone call from them. Really annoying.-They didn't call my land line number from phone book, my name is not registered with the phone company-

    I'm not 100% sure from which casino I registered my number was leaked, I can guess a couple, but I can't name them since I'm not sure.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2015
  13. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    This sort of unethical behaviour is simply not on, even for a substandard online bingo operator.

    They should not be connecting you with anyone, let alone a loan company, without your consent.

    I take it FMX could only have obtained your details from the operator in question?

    I wouldn't personally let it lie (ie report to licensing jurisdiction and definitely a protest to the operator at the very least just to rattle their cage a little).

    This sort of nonsense really makes me angry.
     
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  14. Nov 1, 2015
  15. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    Canada
    Yeah it was just a single text. If anyone else wants to verify, I'd be interested to see if it happened again!
     
  16. Nov 1, 2015
  17. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    job is OK
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    Balcony
    You agreed to their T&C's when you signed up:

    According to that they can do with your personal details whatever they want as long as it is one of their "partners".
     
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  18. Nov 1, 2015
  19. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    Canada
    Thanks Harry.

    As an aside, I can certainly see the financial advantages from an operators perspective of giving player details to a loan company
    who is willing to accept the risk of giving out loans to online gamblers.......As this is a Bingo site that I suspect caters to "oldies", I feel like it's unethical because these retirees are just going to be blowing all their pension funds paying off their high loans!

    I personally didn't sign up to FMX investments, but as a player and sub-affiliate, it's good to know of place that is willing to finance playing (some people I have referred might actually do this since their banks are unwilling to give them a loan).

    Anyway it's interesting. Unethical, but interesting.
     
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  20. Nov 1, 2015
  21. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    I agree, very unethical indeed.

    Giving the players data, who might be already in financial difficulties, to a loan company can be though very lucrative for the casino/bingo site. Getting commission for the referral and then the player deposits a part or all of the loan amount on that very same bingo site and gambles that away too, making it a double wammie for the greedy casino /bingo operator :(

    However, this is a common practice nowadays. Selling of customer data is a very lucrative market.
     
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  22. Nov 1, 2015
  23. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

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    Londonia
    Nevermind one Bingo site, I wish I could go back in time and not have registered at half the sites I have in my green-assed naivety.

    I literally play at about five or six sites and that's it. God knows how many companies have whored out my details to third parties, but I know for sure that it can only be them spamming me with some of my popular topics in my junk folder, namely:

    Viagra, at least five a day (!)

    PPI

    Soon to expire Boots/ Sainsburys/ Asda vouchers

    Someone desperate to f*ck me (my personal favourite)

    Not to mention loan companies et al phoning me anytime up to 8 in the evening. Bastards.
     
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  24. Nov 1, 2015
  25. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    ^^^^^ :D :D

    One would expect it from half shady sites but decent outfits have the same clause in their T&C's.

    Check the terms of your mobile phone operator or sites like Amazon, Google Play etc or the most common APP sites. They all let you agree that they can share your details with so called "partners".

    What these partners are doing with your details is completely out of control, hence they will end up at some point in the databases of a professional data trader and then there is no limit to what you will receive via email, sms or cold calls.
     
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  26. Nov 1, 2015
  27. jshort

    jshort Experienced Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    Bus Driver
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    Canada
    Lucrative for the Bingo/casino site. I feel like some of the loan companies out there are a bit nuts! Not sure if its in their financial interests to loan
    money for bingo playing. There is a good reason banks don't loan money to gamblers.
     
  28. Nov 1, 2015
  29. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    Oh don't worry, they will insure themselves against a default. And the premium is included in the loan fees, hence paid by the person applying for the loan.

    And believe me, the banks are involved one way or another. It is a highly profitable market segment as applicants will mostly accept everything what they are offered.
     
  30. Nov 1, 2015
  31. paul7388

    paul7388 Meister Member MM

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    Thanks for posting that as I get every one of those emails.

    Never saw anyone posting about all those shopping vouchers before so least I know others get them. Got a feeling my spam folder must look about same as yours lol.
     
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  32. Nov 1, 2015
  33. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    Wolverhampton
    you are not alone....:(

    Inbox and spam were regularly empty until I signed up to all these Bingo (to start with) and casino sites.

    Now I delete over 100 per day easily.

    On a more interesting note, I decided to follow one of those 'Red hot 18 year old wants to suck you hard' as I thought, I could miss a gambling session and invest it in something more physical and enjoyable.

    Then the missues walked over to my PC..........................
     
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  34. Nov 1, 2015
  35. partyhummel

    partyhummel Senior Member mm1

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    ex broker
    Location:
    betty ford clinic
    phonecall pest...


    hey ;-) after signing up at casinos i also was in the middle of the "will you please deposit a bit to us" storm. using an app now which blocks ALL not whitelisted numbers. its like heaven. can warmly recommend it. :))) (alternative is a seperate phonecard top be used only for online gambling purposes)

    i really love that app.
     
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