Phone spam from VIP lounge!

chayton

aka LooHoo
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Location
Edmonton Canada
Hey did anyone else get this or am I special? A canned, really hokey car-dealer type recorded message a couple of days ago? I didn't actually listen to the whole thing but it was offering me (yes, ME!) some kind of never before seen or heard of bonus that was about to knock my panties off. :rolleyes:

Seriously though, I closed my account with them shortly after I discovered CM, and after sending about 8 billion "Unsubscribe me" emails, they did finally stop sending me emails about a month ago. Now they're spamming me by phone instead?

I dunno, I just found it weird. And kinda pathetic. Did anyone else get a call?
 

brianzz

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Feb 2, 2006
Location
TN
I don't need a casino calling and begging for money, enough charities do that already. I don't think I've ever given a correct phone number to any casino.. for this very reason.
 

lojo

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Location
USA
Different Virtual 'associates' used to phone me regularly; occasionally a manager. I could imagine a boiler room 'sales contest' in the background - GO TEAM, if we get $10k in deposits before noon.. PIZZA and BEER!!! SMILE and DIAL. 10% commish for every deposit you get in the next two hours... Low man gets to make coffee for a week... Now HIT IT AND GET IT!!!

But a recorded message? Probably on an autodialer... if you get a call and say 'hello' once, and nothing happens, don't say it again - this confirms your number and activates the 'sales call', and for run of the mill telemarketer's puts you on a spam list for others (after indexing no-call lists and 'previous relationship' status to circumvent them.)

Also, as this is the season of giving, never commit to a phone solicitation - regardless of the stated charity or cause - without requesting/demanding an audited report of how your money will be spent. Even the D.A.R.E. and policeman's ball, and light bulbs for the blind, etc. only give pennies on the dollar (if anything) to the claimed charity.

I was that scumbag telemarketer for a week between jobs a few years back, and saw the underbelly.:eek2:
 

SKUNX

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Sep 30, 2006
Location
Costa Rica
I was many a time that person calling inviting players into the casino.
RTG casinos usually tend to have a more personal touch good or bad they do thats just the MO of an RTG at least most of them.

I would not call it phone spam , its more of a sales call with a personalized bonus. I mean 7 out of 10 people that I called when I was the casino manager would take the call and take interest in my offer and 2 to 3 would deposit .. not bad thats a 20% to 30% success ratio.

My advice to ANY player depositing on a over the phone offer is to ALWAYS , NO MATTER WHAT get an email from the casino manager with the exact terms and conditions and the email has to say AS PER OUR PHONE conversation this is the offer I called you about.

This is way there is NO way for the casino to back out on the terms and conditions of that specific offer ... but then again its an RTG casino they can do whatever the hell they want and we are all just spectators of it all.
 

oldtrvlagt

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Mar 31, 2007
Location
Iowa
When my husband and I were playing at some "Rogues", Cirrus, Club Player and Prism (yeah I know but that was before CM and a few years ago and I did get paid), they would have regular people call. In the last month we have had 4 or 5 calls from "Howard" at Club Player, Cirrus, etc. Same name, same voice same everything. Howard must be desperate:lolup: I have unsubscribed my email but the phone is hard to do so I just hang up:thumbsup:
 

happygobrokey

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Location
canada
i got a phone call from another virtual casino the other day *shudder*. i thought they'd given up on me by now. i used to get calls often after the time when i had the misfirtune to unknowingly play at this rogue, but for months now, nothing until last week. i've gotten all kinds of cd's in the mail lately too. silversands, pharaoh's, forget who else...

greedy bast's. unsolicited and email-solicited deposits aren't enough for them i guess. grumble...

:thumbsup:
 

chayton

aka LooHoo
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I was that scumbag telemarketer for a week between jobs a few years back, and saw the underbelly.:eek2:
:lolup: Yeah I did it for 3 days when I was young. I had more people yelling and swearing at me in those 3 eight hour days than I did in the whole rest of my life. That's where I learned most of my vocabulary of dirty words....
 

EasyRhino

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Sep 17, 2006
Location
San Diego
I've been getting the messages too, they can come from basically any one of the casinos in the Virtual Group.

I've tried contacting support at each casino and getting my number removed from the lists, but it's only been about 50% successful.

I don't know of a good way to make the calls stop.

Now I'm debating if I can sue for a do-not-call violation.
 

lojo

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USA
Not that it would do any good to sue a costa rican place...

  • The registry only applies to residential lines, not to business lines.[3]
  • A person may still receive calls from political organizations.
  • The organization Citizens for Civil Discourse has announced plans to close this loophole by developing a National Political Do Not Call Registry where voters can register their phone numbers and ask politicians to take the "Do Not Contact Pledge".[4]
  • A person may still receive calls from charities.
  • A person may still receive calls from those conducting surveys.
  • A person may still receive calls from companies with which he or she has an existing business relationship for up to 18 months after his last purchase, payment, or delivery from it, unless person specifically asks the company not to call again.
  • A person may still receive calls from a company up to three months after submitting an application or inquiry to that company, unless the company is specifically asked not to call.
  • A person may still receive calls from bill collectors (either primary creditors or collection agencies.). These callers are, however, regulated by other laws, such as those limiting them to calling during "reasonable hours." Some creditors may not call debtors who file for bankruptcy protection.

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mysticjoz

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somewhere... over the rainbow!
I am on the "do not call registry" and I got 3 of these calls.. one from (of all places!)... "Palace Of Chance" and 2 from "Cool Cat casino"..!

Once I found CM I learned about rogue and don't play at any rogue anymore.
 

Pocketdiggers77

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May 9, 2006
Location
On Top of Old Smokey
I did get a strange voice mail from Bet Royal on my cell phone on Saturday. I didnt listen to the entire message but it sounded like two people talking. It started off "Would you like to hear about....." and then another quirky voice said "sure, I'd love to hear". I initially thought it was two people actually carrying on a conversation but it was just some recording I guess. I really wish they would leave me alone.

PD
 

lojo

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Jan 18, 2007
Location
USA
Pretty soon, I suppose. Lets bring 'em into the light. The awesome carrot and the awesome stick are awesome... but these fux carry on regardless. Whittle away.

They will be challenged, and the thread will not be closed; here there or anywhere; now is the time - stand or fuck off.

oops I'm banned again :)
 

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