Cell Phone Spam

BMWSTACK

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Ive seen an increase in cell phone spam, or the # I have used to register at a casino. I have in my online life only registered at a few casinos. I get a call from 702 (Nevada vegas area code) daily. I just received a text from someone offering 50 free spins. Couldn't identify the casino and I will not pull up the link.

The aggravating part is all the casinos I have registered are accredited.

Anyone else seeing any of this spam?
 

Gaz237

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Spam

I never use my real mobile number to sign up to anything (casino or otherwise) Although I do use an old pay as you go number, which I still have the sim for, just incase I ever need it for ID/Verification.



I was getting 10+ texts,calls everyday and once one spammy git has it, your number is then sold on. Your number is pretty much finished then.
 

Swede

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Is it from 702-359-018*? They called me every day for the past six months until I started auto-redialing for 48
hours straight, that took care of it.

It's ghetto-spam of the worst kind, report it to every possible authority if you can.
 

BMWSTACK

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Is it from 702-359-018*? They called me every day for the past six months until I started auto-redialing for 48
hours straight, that took care of it.

It's ghetto-spam of the worst kind, report it to every possible authority if you can.
I don't think that #, but I think they come in with different #'s. Only answered maybe once or twice, and the one time the guy sounded like he was high as a kite on some meth or something, and think it had to do something with a sportsbook. I kept telling him he reached the police department thinking that may stop the calls.

The caslls came in everyday for 2 weeks and im sure I will still be getting them again.
 

BMWSTACK

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Alright these texts are getting beyond aggravating. All kinds of different area codes. Heres an example:

You have 1000 free on (then casino website) Join us, use Promo code
 

Simmo!

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I never, ever provide a correct phone number when signing up to casinos. Email communications are fine. Once the texts starts they can be hard to stop.
 

randomiam

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i had this number with a recorded msg for like 2 days kept calling 7024306954 cant return the call from aus cant block it glad glad its stoped
 

Mouche12

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I get a call from the UK every day, sometimes even twice a day, and it's Europalace. I've replied twice to the sales person to remove me from their list, close my account, etc. They are persistent as hell although I never answer their calls anymore. They send loads of text messages too. Just incredible.
 

randomiam

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i had one from that casino group i think over and over again and had a call from sunset slots about half hour ago they could not even tell me the type of software i gave them a lecture about knowing there product. this number 07 3123 0008 i had to go to the casino and remove my number as the daily calls where so annoying sometimes twice a day and they could not remove me when they called due to the fact they out sourced there promotions to some indian call center
 

BMWSTACK

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I never, ever provide a correct phone number when signing up to casinos. Email communications are fine. Once the texts starts they can be hard to stop.
Yes definitely the best option, but a risky one because we have seen some casinos void winnings because of "inaccurate information".
 

dunover

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In the UK forward the message/call details to 7726 (keypad numbers for S-P-A-M) - provide the number the text/call came from. If you don't they will text back asking for the number which you can get from the 'more details' in messages.

I don't know if other countries have this facility, but they routinely collate the info and pass it it to OFCOM, and this is how many cell spammers end up in court with big fines here.

I've had shite from 'Secret Slots' and a few bingo sites and even Guts (although that was only twice and has stopped.)
 

asadzareef89

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I have a separate number that i give to casinos and only turn it on when casinos want to verify the number and then turn it off again, never give casinos your permanent number as you will get calls ar worst times possible (during work etc) and also dont give them wrong numbers as that would be against T&C's of most casinos regarding providing false details
 

Jono777

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Signed up to G'Day casino week or so back but after bit of 'digging' decided against depositing there. Not saying owt bad, personal choice to stick to the 'devils I know'

Had 3-4 calls already (well think they all from same place, very similar number but cancelled them all off without answering)

So they go that extra mile and e-mail politely but basically telling me off for not answering phone and to let me know whatever I deposit they will match, used example of £500!!

So double whammy with the spam AND insulting me as a poor lowly low roller who can only dream of ever depositing £500 lmao! :D
 

Simmo!

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Yes definitely the best option, but a risky one because we have seen some casinos void winnings because of "inaccurate information".
Never had a problem with it. And to be honest, if they voided winnings over that they are clearly dodgy and would probably find any excuse.
 

Googobucs

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Never had a problem with it. And to be honest, if they voided winnings over that they are clearly dodgy and would probably find any excuse.
This thread comes to mind immediately. I would never enter false info when registering. If your not comfortable providing the information they ask for when registering then you perhaps you should play some place else. There are lots of options to choose from. Find a casino that meets your needs.

http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63759

I get text message spam as well and the are a PIA but I just delete the text and move on.
 

vinylweatherman

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I never, ever provide a correct phone number when signing up to casinos. Email communications are fine. Once the texts starts they can be hard to stop.
That's pretty dangerous. A player at Club World had their winnings voided for giving an incorrect number, and the Meister had little sympathy for him. Some, if not many, casinos make the phone number a "required field", so you can't choose not to give one and only give out email address. Since it's required, you have to consider that the number may be tested by the casino, and if it doesn't work, it will be deemed "fraud", and winnings will not be paid. The only way around it is to give a correct number, but one that you have set up specifically for the purpose, such as a PAYG SIM in an old phone. The number will still verify if the casino decides to check it (as Club World do as a matter of routine), but if it is compromised, it's easy to ditch in favour of a "clean" one, you just buy another PAYG SIM.

The problem with spam on your main number is that ditching it means you have to inform everyone who you want to be able to contact you that it has changed. This burden means that many are forced to endure the problem and manage it the best they can whilst retaining that number.
 

saladfingers

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i had this number with a recorded msg for like 2 days kept calling 7024306954 cant return the call from aus cant block it glad glad its stoped
I'm getting two or three voicemails (the phone never rings, just a recorded voicemail) from the same number - 7024306954 - every day. It's been going on for about two weeks, and it's driving me mad.

I do know how to block numbers from sending text messages on an Iphone, but not how to block someone leaving spam voicemails. Don't suppose anyone knows? Thanks!
 

ugaboga

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That's pretty dangerous. A player at Club World had their winnings voided for giving an incorrect number, and the Meister had little sympathy for him. Some, if not many, casinos make the phone number a "required field", so you can't choose not to give one and only give out email address. Since it's required, you have to consider that the number may be tested by the casino, and if it doesn't work, it will be deemed "fraud", and winnings will not be paid. The only way around it is to give a correct number, but one that you have set up specifically for the purpose, such as a PAYG SIM in an old phone. The number will still verify if the casino decides to check it (as Club World do as a matter of routine), but if it is compromised, it's easy to ditch in favour of a "clean" one, you just buy another PAYG SIM.

The problem with spam on your main number is that ditching it means you have to inform everyone who you want to be able to contact you that it has changed. This burden means that many are forced to endure the problem and manage it the best they can whilst retaining that number.
Very, very harsh. Especially if everything else checked out.

The SMS spam is annoying - the phone calls are easy to block though. This is a recent phenomenon though, e-mail spam used to be enough for them in the past. I guess the industry is too saturated now, so the methods of spammage need to be intensified.
 

vinylweatherman

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Very, very harsh. Especially if everything else checked out.

The SMS spam is annoying - the phone calls are easy to block though. This is a recent phenomenon though, e-mail spam used to be enough for them in the past. I guess the industry is too saturated now, so the methods of spammage need to be intensified.
I suspect spam filters have evolved to the point where email spam is no longer sufficiently effective. However, SMS is better regulated than email, so this may only be a short lived opportunity for the spammers. Phone calls and SMS spam can be dealt with by whitelisting numbers that you are prepared to receive from, and classing all other calls and texts as "unwanted". As this will hurt legitimate businesses too, there should be pressure on governments to find a solution other than consumers having to use whitelists. It seems that governments are more responsive to lobbying from "big business" over an issue than they are with "consumers". Many businesses RELY on being able to contact consumers from "unlisted" numbers, rather than specific dedicated lines, hence a consumer whitelist system would not work for them. They would rather a "blacklist" system was employed that prevented illegitimate callers from getting through, but which allowed their support, sales, and marketing calls free passage.

I more recently received an SMS spam for 888, but all of this has only arisen since Spin casino made it COMPULSORY to provide a mobile number during the migration process for UK players. It's one hell of a coincidence if it wasn't them, because I have had the number for YEARS, yet had not received a SINGLE casino related SMS spam until after Spin got hold of my number.

I therefore suspect that the leakage IS the casinos we play at, particularly the new breed of mobile casinos where they often NEED our mobile numbers in order for the service to work.

They can forget any idea that it's something I did on my phone like clicking a link or visiting a site, it's my old Sony Ericsson Walkman from last century. My new Samsung Galaxy SIII has not received a SINGLE SMS spam (yet). The difference is that I have not given my NEW mobile number to ANY casino whatsoever. Where the field is compulsory, I fill in the old number for the Sony Ericsson. It's not fake, it's a genuine number, but it's a PAYG SIM, and it doesn't matter all that much who it's sold on to.
 

cpdnd31

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yep Gossip slots-- which I have now blocked from cell phone:

Rushmore Group and their new casino-- first the ass called me then he sent me 3 emails then he text me. Also now blocked.
 
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