random casino's in my email?.

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webmeister
PABaccred
Joined
Mar 4, 2007
Location
Australia
Hi gang,

Lately I have been getting A LOT of emails promoting different casino's (someones given out my contact info, sure it was one of the casino's I signed up to).
I get the scum bag virtual danny ones every week without fail, and the prism crap also.
But every week I get a new casino wanting my business.
This week it's PRESTIGE casino .( now this casino looks as dodgy as they come. you open the link and doesnt matter where you put your mouse it wants you to download the software).
Looked where the email came from and its prestige@gmail.com so theres another tell.
I can see why these clip shit joints like PRISM and VIRTUAL and basically most of the Costa Rico outfits are still getting clients, they spam the shit out of every email address they can get there hands on. they are bound to get a few depositing clients with this tactic.
I dont even really surf for different casino's I just come onto CM and anything that stands out there then I would have a look at the site.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I too have noticed a big surge in the amount of casino spam, and this is coming to my PERSONAL E-mail address, not my "vinylweatherman" one that I make available for the forum or my website.
It looks like lists of E-mail addresses are being sold more heavily to spamming outfits, and the increase would be down to further selling and reselling of the address.
Another spamming tool is to randomly generate E-mail addresses for a given domain, and spam all combinations, even though many just don't exist.
There is no human effort required other than switching on a PC, so BILLIONS of E-mails can be sent with little more cost than it takes to prepare and send just one.
Trojans also contribute to this flood, taking over other people's PC's and spamming using their ISP connection, and adding their address book to the general process, thus making it look like the hapless PC owner has actually recommended the product to their friends & family.
I have found some rather clever attempts recently, almost had me fooled for a moment, because by coincidence it looked like a genuine attempt to contact me. What made me suspect spam was the fact I didn't recognise the sender's address.

It is also possible to spam back the casinos that use spam as a marketing tool, and this might just get them to rethink if it disrupts their ability to make money from those that DO sign up. One way would be to set a rule in your E-mail program that looks for the names of certain casinos, or even casino related mail that does not come from a whitelisted address. Create an E-mail address specifically for the purpose, and have the rule return the spam to a known casino support address with a read receipt. Add a complaint at the front of the returned spam.
As with spammers, once set up it is your PC that does all the hard work.

Spam can be temporarily halted by changing your E-mail address, but it is a great inconvenience, as many establishments (casinos & Neteller/Click2Pay etc) have to be told & updated simultaneously, as otherwise payments may be delayed due to the change triggering account security flags.
 

lojo

Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht
Joined
Jan 18, 2007
Location
USA
Virgin Scam

Yip. I logged in my email several months ago to play the cool slots... couple of days ago I get a 'you've played for fun, how about for real now?'
Try to log in (United States of America is an option in the drop down to sign up) and the only way to proceed to the next page is to enter a valid credit card number (I know, I tried a few variations on a real account) and the only reason the page said I couldn't proceed (not that I'm US) was invalid CC# (I tried with a couple of other errors and they appeared as reasons.

Why would Virgin be so sloppy or is there an ulterior motive? hmm Ricky?

/rant for day

ps nul-https://www.virgingames.com/casino/register.aspx not a phisher
 
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