Someone selling details & email addresses? "Please confirm your subscription to "xxxxxxxx""
I received this email yesterday:
Please confirm your subscription to "pokerwho"
"Hello Fella, (in actual fact they had my real name....)
We have received your request for a
subscription to a mailing list maintained by
GetResponse email marketing service.
We would like to offer you the latest poker bonuses and offers on the internet. Kindly join us.
To confirm your subscription, please
click the following link:..........."
Then today, my brother has just received:
Please confirm your subscription to "marshmedia"
Hello Fella's brother, (they had his proper name too...)
We have received your request for asubscription to a mailing list maintained byGetResponse email marketing service. We offer online casino, poker & bingo offers from our advertising clients, please confirm so that we can send you the best offers/bonuses, no deposits required. To confirm your subscription, pleaseclick the following link:...........
So looks like some scumbag bookie has been selling names & email addresses?
A lot of them seem to do it, more recently it's been eurolinx / betonbet who recently went bust, have had spam emails to the unique addresses I used at those sites. Also had a few spam messages to my William Hill email address as well, have done for a while now.
First one I ever noticed was Pagebet a few years back, I complained about it and managed to get a gesture of goodwill for reporting it which was good and at least gave some kind of indication that someone cared.
But generally I'm not surprised any longer when I see my email addresses being used for spam, sad but I suppose inevitable given that if a company itself doesn't sell on the email db then someone in the organization might do.
probably it was betonbet, such behavior is described here
Interesting, could have been as we both belong to Eurolinx (although not Betonbet).