What to do about this email

lauram

Dormant account
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Location
toronto
Ok so this landed in junk we all know the casino and get spam by others trying to get us to join under their name so they can get a cut back. Ok so here is the twist only reason i opened this email it was sent from a well established newspaper email addy here in toronto.
[email protected]
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Suggestions anyone should i contact this newspaper and tell them employees are using their work email to promote casinos.
 

Fleur-De-Lis

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Joined
Dec 11, 2007
Location
CY
Download your dreams... three easy steps and you're $2400 in the money!
Register, download, play!!.

Oh NOOO! Not $2400... I am getting these emails for over 2 months now, email addresses are different, both free emails and decent-looking addys, casino names are different (most of them .tk) but this $2400 and message text is pretty much the same. I blocked like 50 addresses, but these darn emails keep coming... grrr-rr

Guess newspaper has nothing to do with this. It is relatively easy for a spammer to make return address appear to be anything they like. Think of paypal phishing emails, pretending to be sent from [email protected] ;)
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Oh NOOO! Not $2400... I am getting these emails for over 2 months now, email addresses are different, both free emails and decent-looking addys, casino names are different (most of them .tk) but this $2400 and message text is pretty much the same. I blocked like 50 addresses, but these darn emails keep coming... grrr-rr

Guess newspaper has nothing to do with this. It is relatively easy for a spammer to make return address appear to be anything they like. Think of paypal phishing emails, pretending to be sent from [email protected] ;)

This casino is a prolific spammer, and the sheer volume of these indicates the casino are actively supporting the spamming campaign. It has several names, such as Golden Gate & Gold VIP, however the .tk domain owners are quick to shut their sites down when reported, but it makes little difference as they are simply set up again. I am sure that eventually the .tk domain will itself be blacklisted due to the prolific spamming and seeming inability to control it - it will then be useless for legitimate users, including those who pay for their domains.

Blocking any reference to this .tk domain within your spam filter rules should stop all of these, even when they move domains. The $2400 bonus is also a dead giveaway.

The owners of .tk need to go further than just shutting down spammers, they need to make the registration process more robust so that they cannot simply register another domain to replace the one shut down.
 

lauram

Dormant account
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Location
toronto
I would never deposit there i get like 20 emails a day with this 2400. Only reason i opened this one was from a private person with the newspapers email addy on it. When i went into the newspaper sure enough there is a person working there now i dont take this newspaper subscription so how did they get my name and addy. Just thought a little strange a employee of theirs could use their work address to promote this site.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I would never deposit there i get like 20 emails a day with this 2400. Only reason i opened this one was from a private person with the newspapers email addy on it. When i went into the newspaper sure enough there is a person working there now i dont take this newspaper subscription so how did they get my name and addy. Just thought a little strange a employee of theirs could use their work address to promote this site.

If this was a genuine Email address, not just a domain, it would be worth alerting the paper about it, as it could create problems for their domain/server if enough of these go out and they get a domain blacklisting.
 

lauram

Dormant account
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Location
toronto
Yes all go right to junk then delete this one when i saw globe and mail i looked into it further. Im told will get a response monday from them and told yes did come from their newspaper work place.
 
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