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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by jonevegas, Dec 27, 2005.

    Dec 27, 2005
  1. jonevegas

    jonevegas Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Compulsive Gambler
    Location:
    Gods Country Canada
    Dear XXXXX

    La Isla Casino has to warn you about false promotions the next week.
    There has been a theft of one of our laptops and this laptop did
    unfortunately have a mailing list in it. It seems that your e-mail was on that
    list.

    There was no other potential harmful information in this list other
    then your e-mail. The person who are responsible have been identified and
    are reported to the proper authorities.

    The only official offers and promotions that are valid in La Isla
    Casino are the ones that you receive from an official La Isla Casino mail
    address.

    The 200% offer is not a valid promotion from La Isla Casino. As you
    will see from the e-mail address that it was sent
    This email is not visible to you. and are not a valid La Isla email.

    Valid La Isla mails are This email is not visible to you. and so on.

    We wish you all a lucky Christmas and hope you will have a great time
    in the coming New Year.

    Manager

    La Isla Casino
     
  2. Dec 27, 2005
  3. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Dormant account

    Occupation:
    my self
    Location:
    home
    i got this too, i read the title and thought i did something wrong
     
  4. Dec 27, 2005
  5. Ivy29

    Ivy29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Internet Time Waster
    Location:
    Midwest
    La Isla

    At least they admitted it and warned people. That must suck for them.

    The thing that struck me was "laptop". I never invision online casinos being run by laptop.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2005
  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    cashette.com
     
  8. Dec 27, 2005
  9. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    These La Isla (Bonita) people did some pretty strange things when they first appeared on the scene, and that unfortunately makes me cynical and negative when I see something like this, because it could be used as a defence if a deal that invaded player privacy happened to be going down and was uncovered.

    The idea that a laptop has a casino's valuable asset in the form of its complete mailing list on it in a presumably unprotected format just boggles the mind, because this not only constitutes a loss of privacy, but opens the players up to the possibility of yet more damned spam from the ungodly.

    It has been said a thousand times before but still bears repeating: operators have a serious duty of responsibility to guard and protect their players' private information.
     
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  10. Dec 28, 2005
  11. Slotmachine

    Slotmachine Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Management
    Location:
    US
    Really! Even us lowly amateurs can easily encrypt our sensitive information these days (at least if you have a Mac...ok no more of that;)).....an online casino! "Dude, where's my laptop?" Just not acceptable.

    A big double Amen to that, Jetset. Privacy and security are of paramount importance. Some online casinos require a lot: credit card numbers, photocopies of passports, utility bills, just about everything you need to run any kind of scam on an unsuspecting soul. They should have rock solid security.

    With Neteller and other such online deposit methods available, faxback forms, utility bill scans, credit card numbers etc. should become a thing of the past. (Neteller could be used for age confirmation)

    The only Casinos that have never asked for any such documents from me upon withdrawal are 32Red, paf.fi, Expekt, Unibet.

    Cheers,
    SM
     
  12. Dec 28, 2005
  13. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    You'd think they would hire someone who can put a sentence together without butchering the language.

    At least they are warning players, but like Jetset implied - this is pretty goofy and smells a little fishy.
     
  14. Dec 28, 2005
  15. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I received both theses emails. Frankly, between the 2 emails, I'm not sure which one (maybe both?) is bogus.

    Simply signing an email "Manager" isn't very professional either.
     

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