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I post this because this is the first time I've ever had it from their affiliates. Contrary to what the second image says I have NOT SUBSCRIBED to any mailing list as this came to my personal, not gaming e-mail address!

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Bottom of this shit:

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Affiliate link (if I click on the 'GET YOUR BONUS NOW' green button):
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//infobonus.musvc3.net/e/t?q=7%3dQaAVL%26C%3d9%26H%3dKY6X%269%3dR5WLT9V%26E%3d9uN0J_sumq_45_BrTt_L7_sumq_30GNx.P35fICCpNC.4pG_BrTt_L7_sumq_40C0hHEG_sumq_48DIv9_BrTt5u2b_LWs9z6sLuC_j8_BrTt_M5o9GJiS%26x%3dDvMF44.HyK%26jM%3dLa5X
 

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I don't use mailers at all...I find them obnoxious myself so why send them to others...
If I want information on a certain product or service I will find it myself...

Well maybe Daniel can revert to the affiliates department and get them to deal with it... :)
 

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I reported this the other day too from the same affiliate

No significant terms
No gambleaware link
Targeting the UK market
Did not subscribe

Have asked Dan for the proof of opt in.

@Dan.Videoslots any news?
 

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Hi guys,

That email is not sent from us. @dunover if you could please send me that email to videoslotsteam@videoslots.com, I will take care of it.

Br,
Daniel.

OK, it's been forwarded to the address you provided. How about a 50,000 euro fine for the sender? I'd like to know how they got that e-mail address too. :mad:

Proves the spamming market for stolen/misappropriated data is still alive and kicking. :eek:
 

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OK, it's been forwarded to the address you provided. How about a 50,000 euro fine for the sender? I'd like to know how they got that e-mail address too. :mad:

Proves the spamming market for stolen/misappropriated data is still alive and kicking. :eek:
This would be down to the ICO. You should make the complaint about the misuse of your data by the affiliate concerned as you can see no legitimate means for him to have hold of, and to process, your contact details under GDPR, which is rather more powerful than the old DPA. The sender may well get a €50,000 fine under GDPR, possibly even more.
 

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This would be down to the ICO. You should make the complaint about the misuse of your data by the affiliate concerned as you can see no legitimate means for him to have hold of, and to process, your contact details under GDPR, which is rather more powerful than the old DPA. The sender may well get a €50,000 fine under GDPR, possibly even more.
Problem with that is, the spammers usually use fake details, which is almost impossible to get as the casino won't usually give you them. Better bet is report the casino as they are responsible for the affiliate.
 

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Problem with that is, the spammers usually use fake details, which is almost impossible to get as the casino won't usually give you them. Better bet is report the casino as they are responsible for the affiliate.
I'm sure Videoslots with deal with this twat robustly.:thumbsup:
 

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I have no idea how some spammy casinos and affiliates have my email address and bomb me with promos daily, since I never registered there nor subscribed. But knowing how many mailing affiliates are around, I'm not surprised. There are probably player email lists that circle around and some people even trade those lists for money. :mad:
 

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I have no idea how some spammy casinos and affiliates have my email address and bomb me with promos daily, since I never registered there nor subscribed. But knowing how many mailing affiliates are around, I'm not surprised. There are probably player email lists that circle around and some people even trade those lists for money. :mad:
Hacks
Casino employees selling email lists
Affiliate managers selling customer lists

are just a few ways

Decent casinos will take action if you report them.
 

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Problem with that is, the spammers usually use fake details, which is almost impossible to get as the casino won't usually give you them. Better bet is report the casino as they are responsible for the affiliate.
The one thing they can't fake though is their affiliate tab, as this is what links the click through to them should anyone sign up through the spam. The ICO can compel any UK licenced casino to give them the personal details of the affiliate. This is built into GDPR as "law enforcement agencies" are exempt from many of the confidentiality clauses in GDPR, and so data controllers will not get into trouble for passing the details of a spamming affiliate to the ICO. If anything, it would be in a casino's interests to cooperate as if they don't drop the spamming affiliate in it, the casino will be the one forking out for any fines imposed by the ICO or the UKGC.
 

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Had the same email too the other day. Forwarded it to Dan who dealt with it
 
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I also had the same email so it must be quite a large mailing list.

Last year I was getting SMS spam for Casumo casino to my person mobile number and the affiliate failed to provide proof of opt-in. I was told the affiliate was dealt with and I will no longer receive spam, which was only partly true. I still to this day receive SMS spam from that affiliate, they just advertise a different casino now (Gale&Martin).
 

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The one thing they can't fake though is their affiliate tab, as this is what links the click through to them should anyone sign up through the spam. The ICO can compel any UK licenced casino to give them the personal details of the affiliate. This is built into GDPR as "law enforcement agencies" are exempt from many of the confidentiality clauses in GDPR, and so data controllers will not get into trouble for passing the details of a spamming affiliate to the ICO. If anything, it would be in a casino's interests to cooperate as if they don't drop the spamming affiliate in it, the casino will be the one forking out for any fines imposed by the ICO or the UKGC.
Yes I agree, however if the affiliate is in Russia or somewhere like that, what use is the ICO fining them £50k? Similarly if the affiliate is registered with fake details, as most spammers do? If a casino doesn't take action straight away, the better option is to report the casino.
 

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Yes I agree, however if the affiliate is in Russia or somewhere like that, what use is the ICO fining them £50k? Similarly if the affiliate is registered with fake details, as most spammers do? If a casino doesn't take action straight away, the better option is to report the casino.
This would make it hard for them to get paid. If the casino paid commission to someone who gave fake details, than it could even be a "money laundering" issue where said affiliate is breaking the law in order to generate traffic.
 

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This would make it hard for them to get paid. If the casino paid commission to someone who gave fake details, than it could even be a "money laundering" issue where said affiliate is breaking the law in order to generate traffic.
I know for a fact some affiliates that are set up to spam and/or use oyjer blackhat campaigns are set up using fake details. Affiliate programs aren't close to how strict casinos are with KYC procedures, in fact I think I've only been through it with 2.
 

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