Casino Rewards promotional emails inspired by Nigerian scams ?

thenmh

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Has anyone lately received this kind of emails from Casino Rewards ?

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Congratulations xxxx,

You have been randomly selected to receive a $500 e-check to be redeemed in the next 24 hours.

I am thrilled to bring you this official notice which confirms The Write-a-Check Committee's certification of xxxx as a guaranteed eligible candidate. This is not in error. If you submit the winning check in accordance with the official rules of Write-a-Check you are guaranteed a prize award.

Even now, xxxx, you probably thought this could never happen, that you could become A WRITE-A-CHECK WINNER. But it's absolutely true: ALL Prizes won in the WRITE-A-CHECK RANDOM SWEEPSTAKES S3 are 100% GUARANTEED to be redeemable by the confirmed winners.

Congratulations and be sure to redeem this check before the 24 hours is up, otherwise the next eligible candidate will be contacted.

Regards,

The-Write-A-Check-Committee

Brought to you by CaptainCooksCasino

Notice the fake "Bank of Captain Cooks" in the picture and the highlighted red words, don't you think this kind of emails is very similar to nigerian scams spam ?
 

NewOrleans

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yes!

omg yeah i received these types of email from different casinos,probably belongs to the same group as captain cooks i think it was golden tiger...

I consider that false advertisement and it should be illegal however its not
 

vinylweatherman

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omg yeah i received these types of email from different casinos,probably belongs to the same group as captain cooks i think it was golden tiger...

I consider that false advertisement and it should be illegal however its not

It might be, since a CHEQUE is offered, but you do NOT EVER reveive the amount won, it is the amount received to open one of these MGS "free play" promotions, and winnings are capped to an amount well below the cheque amount, and a deposit and further wagering would be required to make a withdrawal. This would most likely count as misrepresentation, since this should be presented for what it is, a PLAY balance, offering a chance to keep WINNNGS over and above the initial amount. They also misrepresent the process by which "winners" have been selected. Uness they can show that there has been a random selection process to decide who receives the mailers, they have again broken the law.
The problem is that this is the internet, and it is almost impossible to enforce any kind of law until you can pin down some entity to prosecute. Further, you then have to identify a jurisdiction in which any offense has been comitted, and then make sure that the law in this juristidiction has been breached. The casinos are based in Australia, but the servers are in Kahnawake, and the mailers come from somewhere else with little in the way of such laws. They can do this because it is more or less impossible to bring a legal case to make them stop. Where do you take action? Australia, where the decision was made to do this, Kahnawake, where the "product" is supplied from, or wherever, where the mailers come from (usually somewhere like Belize or Curaco, using a third party marketing company).
They would have to clean up this act if they want to get whitelisted though, since they would have to obey quite a few rules based on EU/UK law, rather than the laws of their home country, or the country the mailers are sent from.
 

love2winalot

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Hiya: I used to plat at Captain Cook's all the time, and was even an affiliate there many years ago. The Games were fair, and they paid winnings into my Neteller acct promply.

No it is not like the Scam. They will get your bank info, and then drain your account. I never heard of Captain Cooks ever being accused of doing this? Have You?
 

vinylweatherman

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Hiya: I used to plat at Captain Cook's all the time, and was even an affiliate there many years ago. The Games were fair, and they paid winnings into my Neteller acct promply.

No it is not like the Scam. They will get your bank info, and then drain your account. I never heard of Captain Cooks ever being accused of doing this? Have You?

I think what he means is "INSPIRED by the Nigerian scam" in how it is presented, but not "like" it in the sense that they get your bank info and drain your account.

On the contrary, many say they get your NETELLER info, and drain your account slowly as you play:D

Not always though, I had them for 4000 off a 600 deposit + 25% bonus yesterday:p
 
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