OMFG :( TEXT SPAM

BubbleG

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Well today it has finally happened. I have had casino spam sent directly to my mobile via text message :mad:

SMFD www.777mobile.com :axeman2: WHO THE FUK ARE U AGAIN??? Sent from 89994 in the UK.

What can be done about this?? You have to provide a phone number for most casino poker accounts now??

I wouldnt risk texting back anything to these numbers not even stop!! I now just pray my text inbox doesn't turn into another email spam box.

This really is a sad day :machinegu
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
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I got one today too for www***thephonecasino***com

Logged on and, imho, it doesn't look awfully reputable! I could be wrong of course.

I think the problem is that a lot of text marketing/ringtone type people are edging into the mobile gaming market, as opposed to established casino's using this route to market (Which would make a lot more sense/more trustworthy). They need to realise that people won't *regularly* gamble and patronise an outfit in the same way they may randomnly order a ringtone for example. They need to be appealing to a different, and potentially much more lucrative and long term audience.

This is an area I'm professionally and personally very interested in, and something I feel, with the right approach - could be an extremely valuable route to market for some of the more established online brands.
 

AussieDave

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Slotster! said:
I got one today too for www***thephonecasino***com

Logged on and, imho, it doesn't look awfully reputable! I could be wrong of course.

I second that one. Being a nosey parker I took a look too.

From the source code it looks like a holdingpage (under construction) of sorts. Though seeing it was done with Front Page makes me hold further doubt to its rep. When also seeing that the placeholding image is a massive 272 KB (279,038 bytes), another reason that the word amateur springs to mind.
 

nafanny29

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Had a few of these myself, bloody annoying. There should be a way the mobile operators can block all texts being sent from non-normal numbers on request so that only texts from proper 11 digit mobile numbers are allowed to come through.

And once I was charged 1.50 8 times for texts from one of these numbers which took bloody ages to sort out with T-Mobile.:mad: :mad:
 

winbig

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Last time I checked, it was illegal for companies to spam via cell calls & text messages...I hope you reported them to your carrier ;)
 

winbig

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nafanny29 said:
Had a few of these myself, bloody annoying. There should be a way the mobile operators can block all texts being sent from non-normal numbers on request so that only texts from proper 11 digit mobile numbers are allowed to come through.

Or better yet, have it setup like yahoo messenger or others...if they're not on your buddy list they can't send you any messages :)
 
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