Spammer! Fortune Lounge shifty spam tricks or ?.

susanjbo

Banned User
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Sep 17, 2007
Location
australia
Interesting ! constant emails being received stating the following..

Dear XXXXXX XXXXX, this is not a gift from heaven – this is a bonus.Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 2:28 PM
From: "Mike Fang" <agecivyq@mail.com>Add sender to ContactsTo:
my-email@yahoo.com.au Dear XXXX XXXX, if casino is one of your favorite attractions, you shouldn’t pass Reel Vegas by. Sign up today and get your 1200 euro welcome bonus no later than tomorrow.
An opportunity to get a bonus ..


URL directs to www.zera.nl/news_.php it then directs you too
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
not listed in the casinomeister accredited section under fortune lounge group of casinos.

Click on the download casino link and url for reelvegasEN.EXE install file still shows reelvegas.net.

But heres the funny part, the software you install is Royal Vegas Online Casino part of the accredited fortune lounge group listed here at casino meister.


aFter informing their chat line about the spam issue and sending them a list of emails that the spam originated from this was their responce.

Connecting to server...

[Welcome Message]
Welcome to the Support Desk.

An operator will be with you shortly. Please have your account number ready.

Waiting for available agent...
Found available agent: Catja . You can chat now.

Catja : Hi there you are chatting to Catja, how can I help you today

agecivyq@mail.com: agecivyq@mail.com
agecivyq@mail.com: id appreciate it if your company would stop spamming my email
Catja : how can I assist you
agecivyq@mail.com: how many times a day do u think i receive spam about royal vegas casino\
Catja : I will need to usnubscribe you, however for teh newxt 7 days you may still get mails as they are done prior the week before
agecivyq@mail.com: well agecivyq@mail.com email is just one of many im receiving them from
Catja : I will unsubscribe you
agecivyq@mail.com: Offending emails are from debbraheinzeq@mail.com
agecivyq@mail.com: ggrederman@yahoo.com
agecivyq@mail.com: gaviven reitman@mail.com
agecivyq@mail.com: hemmyterr@yahoo.com
agecivyq@mail.com: And the one im signed on with.
agecivyq@mail.com: They are your emails not mine!
agecivyq@mail.com: MY EMAIL IS XXXXXXX@YAHOO.COM.AU
Catja : I will unsubsribe all those addresses
agecivyq@mail.com: Guess this is now your problem, can i ask you to read over this chat session again, i think u have misunderstood it.

Applet has not polled for 15 secs
Chat session ended.
 

susanjbo

Banned User
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Location
australia
[SPAM] Dear XXXXXXX XXXXXXX, try your destiny in gambling and you will not regret it.Thursday, 18 March, 2010 1:55 AM
From: "Kellen Sobiech" <jkoqu@aol.com>Add sender to ContactsTo: XXXXXXXX@yahoo.com.auDear c, smile – you have just been given a chance to become a lucky player of Reel Vegas. Sign up immediately and get your welcome bonus that equals 1200 euro.
Come to receive your bonus

And the spam continues, with no option to unsubscribe



I guess being accredited means spamming is ok.
 

bernynhel

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PABnoaccred
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Location
Los Angeles

maphesto

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Location
Sweden
I received this shit too.:mad:

Look at the other domains with te same IP:

1. Casinoclubvip.biz
2. Casinoclubvip.net
3. Primeplay.biz
4. Reelvegas.net
5. Starscasino1.net
6. Starsclubcasino.net
7. Starsvipcasino.net

I´m sure they all are VERY serious..
:rolleyes:



The email I received showed 10 email adresses (recipients) including mine.:mad:
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I received this shit too.:mad:

Look at the other domains with te same IP:

1. Casinoclubvip.biz
2. Casinoclubvip.net
3. Primeplay.biz
4. Reelvegas.net
5. Starscasino1.net
6. Starsclubcasino.net
7. Starsvipcasino.net

I´m sure they all are VERY serious..
:rolleyes:



The email I received showed 10 email adresses (recipients) including mine.:mad:


That's a good indicator of spam. The Reel Vegas fake landing page trick has been around for a while. I am not sure why affiliates do this, rather than link to the proper casino page. Maybe they get more money from the affiliate scheme this way, and maybe it is not ONLY the potential player getting conned, it may be a trick to manipulate traffic and stats. Players might go to the site thinking it to be a NEW casino, only to find out it is one they already have, but they have contributed to the traffic stats. It may also help the affiliate with SEO, since they OWN the fake page, and have more power to manipulate it - they have NO control over the content of the real Royal Vegas page. The installer is PIRATED from the genuine Royal Vegas site, the name is changed, and it is placed on the fake site. It will still work properly, even though the filename has been changed. Windows does not worry what a program .EXE file is called, it will run the program inside it using INTERNAL names, links, and data - it will run as "RoyalVegas.exe", even though the name has been changed.
 

barx7

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Mar 19, 2010
Location
Scotland UK
Don't want to sound rude here about the Fortune Lounge Group as it's an affiliate problem but I'm getting sick to death too of the same spam, it's been going on for months now and I'm not even a member there.

I've sent numerous emails to complain with "plenty" of info for them to be able to do something.
Most of the time you don't even get a reply and obviously nothing is being done to stop the problem.
The same spammer has even spoofed alex777's name as the affid for some EUCasino spam, I contacted alex who assured me of course that this had nothing to do with him.
Seems this affiliate(s) will stop at nothing to make a quick buck.

I was gonna quote the replies from FL but they have a clause in their email.

Basically they took me off their list (I've never joined any FL Casino)
Am told they have no control over the affiliates who send out their promotions.
Allow them 7 days for the spam to stop.
(7 Days later the spam continues)
I complain
They say I'm removed from the list now

I'll give them 7 days and we'll see :rolleyes:
 

bernynhel

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Jan 30, 2006
Location
Los Angeles
I just switched to gmail about a year and a half ago and all spam just stopped. Trying to deal with FL over it is just a shortcut to an ulcer. I was getting new sign up offers and Ive had an account at every FL site since Bryan was a keno runner in Laughlin.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Don't want to sound rude here about the Fortune Lounge Group as it's an affiliate problem but I'm getting sick to death too of the same spam, it's been going on for months now and I'm not even a member there.

I've sent numerous emails to complain with "plenty" of info for them to be able to do something.
Most of the time you don't even get a reply and obviously nothing is being done to stop the problem.
The same spammer has even spoofed alex777's name as the affid for some EUCasino spam, I contacted alex who assured me of course that this had nothing to do with him.
Seems this affiliate(s) will stop at nothing to make a quick buck.

I was gonna quote the replies from FL but they have a clause in their email.

Basically they took me off their list (I've never joined any FL Casino)
Am told they have no control over the affiliates who send out their promotions.Allow them 7 days for the spam to stop.
(7 Days later the spam continues)
I complain
They say I'm removed from the list now

I'll give them 7 days and we'll see :rolleyes:

Complete bollocks!!!!

CLOSE THEIR AFFILIATE ACCOUNT FOR BREACH OF TERMS & CONDITIONS!!!!

They are certainly quick to do this to PLAYERS who commit serious breaches of the terms and conditions.

They are also in breach of the following terms for being accredited here, and they ADMITTED this to you when they said "they have no control over the affiliates who send out their promotions".

Marketing Standards

Must not use false, misleading or deceptive advertising.

Must not spam, and must take appropriate actions against any affiliates or any third parties who do spam.

You should forward the email where they told you they could not do anything to control spamming affiliates to Bryan, as evidence of non compliance of the above term for being CM accredited.

This is NOT a new problem, there was a HUGE fuss some years ago about FL spam, and it got to the point where they were removed from accredited for their failure to do anything about it. I believe there was even a call for them to be cast into the pit, but they came to their senses and started pursuing spam complaints, and the levels did fall as a result.
 

Shyguy

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Mar 30, 2010
Location
Earth...unfortunately.
This is definately a spam from an affiliate. Nasty, I would hope a rep here would look into this and make sure the affiliate involved is reminded of what actions are correct and which actions are completely wrong.

You would be surprised how many spams affiliates get but something like this I have not seen or heard of in a while.
 

barx7

Newbie member
Joined
Mar 19, 2010
Location
Scotland UK
Well the spam stopped for about 2 days, so if Bryan had anything to do with that then thanks :thumbsup: In the past week since though I've had 37 emails from the same spammer using the same mass mailing list, (37 is less than normal btw).
All the emails now seem to be concentrated on reel vegas/Royal Vegas.
Today he's changed tactics to using jibberish subject and link names ??
I forwarded those 5 back to FL's affiliate complaints but tbh I think I'm wasting my time.
 
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