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Goodbye Palace Group

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by chayton, Mar 3, 2012.

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    Mar 3, 2012
  1. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Well I've already threatened, and since they won't keep a leash on their spamming affiliates, I've decided to close my accounts. I just got 5 mails from that stupid SP casino guy - I've reported them over and over and the spam keeps coming, so I just uninstalled and filled in the 'sorry to see you go' form. I doubt if they really care since I didn't spend a whole lot of money there and I'm not a VIP, but even my little deposits won't go to a casino that condones or tolerates marketing spam.

    Maybe I'm getting crankier as I get older, but lately I don't have patience for casino shenanigans. Lousy CS - uninstall. Spam - uninstall. Pissing me off for any reason - uninstall. :thumbsup:
     
    14 people like this.
  2. Mar 3, 2012
  3. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    Good on you, Chayton - maybe if more players took this sort of action the operators would sit up and listen.
     
    5 people like this.
  4. Mar 3, 2012
  5. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Well you know, I occasionally get spammed by affiliates of other places and when I report them to the aff program, it stops.

    This bozo I've reported 3 times and they haven't done diddly. I thought that it had stopped but it turns out that the mails are being held on my server. And this isn't just an occasional mail - it's spam bombing - they come 4 or 5 at a time sometimes several times a day. They're using forged email addresses so I can't block them - and why should I have to? If a casino or group is using affiliates to market their casinos, they need to take responsibility for those affiliates. If they choose not to, then that's not a place I want to do business with.

    Also, this is a non-gaming email address, so obviously this spammer bought a list of emails and is just throwing this crap out to everyone - like the King's Palace junk.
     
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  6. Mar 3, 2012
  7. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Quite so! A vote with your feet is a vote that matters. (Okay, so that sounds weird -- an ad slogan for a fetish shop or somesuch :O -- but you know what I mean).
     
    2 people like this.
  8. Mar 3, 2012
  9. Temperance Fox

    Temperance Fox Experienced Member PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    many
    Location:
    Nowhere
    I agree. Too much spam (but CRewards is better...)
    and few little cash outs.
     
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  10. Mar 3, 2012
  11. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It's not just email, they are now spamming the TELLY. It seems they have just embarked upon an agressive marketing campaign. I have never seen so many ads for the same casino in such a short space of time. Maybe they ARE turning a blind eye to the spammy affiliates for the duration of this campaign, and are holding off looking into, and acting upon, the exceses until it is over. Something about the structure of the program must also be driving affiliates to such measures. This could be a target of a certain minimum of new players with failure being punished by a drop in the rate of commission for all. Affiliates who find this a struggle may resort to such aggressive spamming tactics in order to catch up to their targets before they are "punished". Sales targets have always lead to shady sales tactics, and has been a long running problem in many industries.

    This could backfire though, as unlike Casino Rewards, they have access to the UK media, and this could be taken from them if complaints about the spam bombardment reach UK authorities tasked with regulating advertising. In particular, the use of fake casino names and fake email addresses, often alongside misleading offers, could lead to them getting into serious trouble.
     
    2 people like this.
  12. Mar 4, 2012
  13. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    They're not allowed to do TV advertising in Canada - although I think I've seen recently an ad for someplace (Jackpot City?) but it's for FREE games, not the actual casino.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012
  15. fasth

    fasth Dormant account

    Occupation:
    casino
    Location:
    canada
    goodbye Casino Rewards

    Just said goodbye to the Casino Rewards Group. Have been a long time patron, many many deposits without a bonus...and really alot of deposits. Tried to redeem a lousy $10 rewards and it would not let me...""account suspended from getting promotions....really? Just told them to close my account, their loss not mine. Been getting really sick of the hassles of playing online and I have played since the beginning. It just seems to be getting worse everytime I play. I do enjoy microgaming but will have to get over it I guess. Hello Vegas :)
     
  16. Mar 4, 2012
  17. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    FYI this is what it looks like on my server ATM :mad:

    Goodbye Palace Group: spammer.jpg,Mar 4, 2012

    Almost all of these are from 'SP Casino' - and this doesn't include the 20 or so that ASSP didn't catch today.
    All the emails are forged and he's using legitimate domains to keep from being blocked. I wish I could find out who this a$$hole is.

    Goodbye Palace Group: spammermail.jpg,Mar 4, 2012
     
  18. Mar 4, 2012
  19. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom

    In no way is this affiliate "accidentally" spamming through misunderstanding the dividing line between legitimate marketing by email and spamming. This is an "industrial" setup he has here, and an adaptive and well designed one intended to beat the protections that many email providers and third party vendors supply to help manage emails. He has also bought up a hoard of legitimate domains, and has a working knowledge of fraud as it applies to the email protocols found on the internet.

    There is also targetting, and overwhelming a single email address like this is intentional, probably thinking that they have to overcome an email filter using a "brute force" attack in order to get a fraction of these offers through to the inbox of the recipient.

    I also know of a way to identify this "asshole" should he spam MY email.;)
     
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  20. Mar 4, 2012
  21. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Gotcha scumbag!

    Goodbye Palace Group: gotcha.jpg,Mar 4, 2012
     
  22. Mar 4, 2012
  23. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom

    That gives you a location, but not a name. They could also have fudged the headers so that a bogus location was generated.
    Even without fakery, surely this is just their outbound email server IP address, which is down to their ISP. It is not necessarily located where the user lives. I would trace back to "Reading", where my ISP has it's main regional hub, but I don't live in Reading.

    What you want is information personal to this spammer, such as his affy tag:D

    I was referring to a means to extract his affy tag that he is trying to hide by going through a bunch of redirects;)

    C'mon scumbag, send me one, I DARE you:p
     
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  24. Mar 4, 2012
  25. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

    Occupation:
    Builder, mainly renovations.
    Location:
    Planet Tharg, dark side, where nothing grows.
    How cool would it be during the start of their main advert, Chayton popping up unleashing hell...........

    `What would your dream ideal casino look like?`.

    "Nothing like yours, you f&*&^*g spamming b&*&^%*s".

    Priceless, absolutely priceless lol.
     
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  26. Mar 4, 2012
  27. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    lol I can forward you a bunch of his mails if you like! As far as the aff tags, they're not in the mail because they're not directing you to the Spin Palace site - they put a link at the bottom of the email, like for instance asprichhot (dot) net, if you go there it's a simple casino website with an 'SP' logo, if you click to download the casino, that's when it shows that it's Spin Palace. So if it's an affiliate, the code might be linked somewhere in the download code...? All the download buttons are either Javascript or Flash, so the aff code could be embedded in that link, right?
    :confused:
     
  28. Mar 4, 2012
  29. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

    Occupation:
    Builder, mainly renovations.
    Location:
    Planet Tharg, dark side, where nothing grows.
    Before you open an email if you mouse over it and right click you should get a smallish drop-down window, with options like - view email source, click on that and it opens up the header etc ;).
     
  30. Mar 4, 2012
  31. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    I know how to find the headers, silly. :p I have this program called emailTrackerPro that finds out all sorts of info too. FWIW, here's a few of the headers - the first two got through and the last one was stopped by ASSP:

    Return-path: <duk@volia.net>
    Envelope-to: deleted.com
    Delivery-date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:52:36 -0800
    Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com)
    by cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com with smtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <duk@volia.net>)
    id 1S3zgh-00060T-AP
    for deleted.com; Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:52:35 -0800
    Received: from 93-79-73-197.sumy.volia.net ([93.79.73.197] helo=93-79-73-197.sumy.volia.net)
    with IPv4:25 by cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com; 3 Mar 2012 16:52:33 -0800
    Message-ID: <237645782553.71112146237651@volia.net>
    Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:52:35 +0100
    From: support <nonreply@iksoing.in>
    To: "me" <deleted.com>
    Subject: Join SP casino’s exclusive promotion
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    X-Assp-Delay: deleted.com not delayed (spamlover); 3 Mar 2012
    16:52:34 -0800


    Return-path: <oduetuz@mm.pl>
    Envelope-to: deleted.com
    Delivery-date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:42:21 -0800
    Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com)
    by cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com with smtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <oduetuz@mm.pl>)
    id 1S3mPq-0003Bq-W4
    for deleted.com; Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:42:20 -0800
    Received: from host-62-141-255-153.tomaszow.mm.pl ([62.141.255.153]
    helo=host-62-141-255-153.tomaszow.mm.pl) with IPv4:25 by cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com;
    3 Mar 2012 02:42:12 -0800
    Message-ID: <184578731147.54882563275317@mm.pl>
    Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 05:42:22 -0500
    From: SP Gaming <noreply@kxl.com>
    To: "me" <deleted.com>
    Subject: Join SP casino’s exclusive promotion
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

    Return-path: <do_not_reply@gcs-cpa.com>
    Envelope-to: deleted.com
    Delivery-date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:55:36 -0800
    Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com)
    by cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <do_not_reply@gcs-cpa.com>)
    id 1S3mci-0004vF-8q
    for deleted.com; Sat, 03 Mar 2012 02:55:36 -0800
    X-Assp-Delay: deleted.com not delayed (spamlover); 2 Mar 2012
    19:59:29 -0800
    X-Assp-Score: 8 (HELO contains IP: '46-95-137-186.fibertel.com.ar')
    X-Assp-Score: 2 (bombSubjectRe: 'casino')
    X-Assp-Score: 6 (invalid HELO: '46-95-137-186.fibertel.com.ar')
    X-Assp-Score: 56 (DNSBLcache: failed, 186.137.95.46 listed in
    dnsbl-1.uceprotect.net, dnsbl.sorbs.net)
    X-Assp-DNSBLcache: failed, 186.137.95.46 listed in dnsbl-1.uceprotect.net,
    dnsbl.sorbs.net
    X-Assp-Received-SPF: none ip=186.137.95.46 mailfrom=uoi@fibertel.com.ar
    helo=46-95-137-186.fibertel.com.ar
    X-Assp-Score: 11 (PTR invalid '')
    X-Assp-Envelope-From: This email is not visible to you.
    X-Assp-Intended-For: deleted.com
    X-Assp-Version: 1.7.1.3(1.0.2)
    X-Assp-ID: cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com ()
    X-Assp-Original-Subject: =?UTF-8?Q?=20Join=20SP=20casino=92s=20?=exclusive
    promotion
    X-Spam-Status: yes
    X-Assp-Spam-Reason: MessageScore (83) over limit (45)
    X-Assp-Message-Totalscore: 83
    Received: from 46-95-137-186.fibertel.com.ar ([186.137.95.46]
    helo=46-95-137-186.fibertel.com.ar) with IPv4:25 by
    cwh2.canadianwebhosting.com; 2 Mar 2012 19:59:27 -0800
    Message-ID: <245818857102.82325188053128@fibertel.com.ar>
    Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:59:30 +0100
    From: SP support <do_not_reply@gcs-cpa.com>
    To: "me" <deleted.com>
    Subject: Join SP casino’s exclusive promotion
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 120303-0, 03/03/2012), Inbound message
    X-Antivirus-Status: Clean

    EDIT: Also the emails are TEXT mails just with a link, there's no aff tag on the links.
     
  32. Mar 4, 2012
  33. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Quite, but there is an easier way than decompiling the Java or Flash;)


    The main problem is whether Palace Group do anything about such a BLATANT case of a spamming affiliate.

    One thing is certain, he MUST get his tag registered somehow, or all his efforts will be wasted as he won't get the credit for any accounts created from his links.

    I will keep watch on my spam filter for any of this "Kings Palace" crap that ends up on the SP Palace fake landing page.

    I think this could be much more than some small time spammer, as a snail mail I received years ago used this SAME "SP Palace" fake landing page, except that the leaflet showed you the domain as you needed to type it directly into the browser. Any tag must therefore get added at this point.

    Either this marketing company sold their landing page to someone else, or this marketing company IS our spammer.
     
  34. Mar 5, 2012
  35. Jeannie

    Jeannie Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    slot attendant
    Location:
    Calgary
    I get 30 of these a day and I only ever play all slots or bingo liner.... So annoying
     
  36. Mar 5, 2012
  37. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    I wanted to share with you all the lovely mail I received from Spin Palace support.

    That is just frigging awesome. Seriously. :thumbsup:

    BTW yes that was sarcasm.
     
  38. Mar 5, 2012
  39. taysh075

    taysh075 Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    Work in mental health
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I flippin get heaps of casino spam. I'm right behind you Chayton. You go girl.:thumbsup:
     
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