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Bitch and Moan Spam While Excluded

Discussion in 'Casino Spam Complaints' started by RichyJ75, Jul 18, 2018.

    Jul 18, 2018
  1. RichyJ75

    RichyJ75 Silly Member PABnonaccred

    Dogsbody and personal servant to my kids
    United Kingdom
    So I take a 6 month sabbatical from gaming and signed up to GamStop for 6 months for peace of mind following a successful winning streak. Great, the online casinos stopped the regular newsletters, offers, etc as they should do during a self exclusion period, but why is my inbox/spam folders still getting inundated with spam offers?!?!?! Why can't GamStop or whoever instruct all these spam merchants to stop e-mailing self excluded players?

    I received a new spam e-mail today and it says 'This email was sent as you are subscribed to our newsletter. To unsubscribe click here'. What utter bollocks! I haven't subscribed to anything!! There are other spam providers who claim I am signing up to them while I am self excluded.


    to name a few, hold your head in shame as you send more spam than the local spam factory.
  2. Jul 18, 2018
  3. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    As long as you have an email address you won't be able to stop those coming. Even my 80-year old mother get them and I can assure you she has never signed up to any casino.
    I just block them but I know you can do more. I'm sure others here will tell you what to do.
    Borgie and RichyJ75 like this.
  4. Jul 18, 2018
  5. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

    If its coming from affiliates promoting UK casinos that you are SE'd from then most certainly contact them as the casino are not allowed to send you any promotional material while you are SE'd, and that, despite what the casino will say, does include their affiliates. Not that I'm sure how they can police it, but thats their problem for allowing spamming affiliates.
    If its not one you are SE'd at still contact them and ask them to get a proof of opt in from the affiliate. Most decent casinos will, eventually, close the affiliate account if you can prove they are spamming. Won't stop spam, but start hurting them in their pockets and it will reduce it. Can't remember the last time I got any spam for casumo for example.
    RichyJ75 likes this.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
  7. ed skull murphy

    ed skull murphy Trollish behavior - quit the forum

    You can add a few filters into your email client to delete them.

    As you are on a sabbatical, you could enter the word 'casino', or 'bonus' for example, then any email containing casino or bonus in the text would be instantly deleted. You'd have to whitelist Casinomeister, of course, and don't use any key words that might inadvertently delete something important.
    RichyJ75 likes this.
  8. Jul 18, 2018
  9. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    STILL At Leisure
    United Kingdom
    This does not always work. Spammers actively try to get around spam filters. They might, for example, use "b0nus" and "casin0", or use odd spacing like "cas ino". I have seen all of these tricks. The other major workaround is to use an image to convey the text, no spam filters can "read" an image for offending keywords.

    Blocking email addresses doesn't work either as spammers simply rotate through thousands, and often they are spoofed anyway.

    This has all happened because for years casinos turned a blind eye to spam if they could because it did drive a considerable amount of traffic. Even when spam has been reported, and as we have seen in the forum, casinos seem determined to do the absolute minimum they feel the complainers will buy, and some have been known to claim they have absolutely no control over how their affiliates behave - not the best excuse to try here as it's clearly BS and we know it.

    The UKGC have now changed the game considerably, and the casinos must now police their affiliates as if the affiliate breaks the regulations, the casino will be held responsible. It would be in the interests of UK facing casinos to steer clear of any affiliates who have a "grey" reputation for their marketing activities, and also to take a robust approach to any that slip up.

    How about thinking of affiliates who spam as "bonus abusers", and treat them with the same level of tolerance when they "abuse" the marketing regulations in order to "win" more commission.
    ed skull murphy and Jasminebed like this.

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