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    Default Playamo Affiliates Mobile SMS Spam

    I've been getting hammered with sms spam by a Playamo Casino affiliate. Can't block it cause the spammer is cloaking the send number with words. The opt out number is Australian, but I'm 99.999% sure the spammer is not in AU.

    My guess, either Telstra or Optus are leasing AU phone number to these scum-bags.

    Clearly, my details along with my mobile number has been sold to another entity from a casino/affiliate program I've joined.

    The opt number: 61 4888 09998 (not about to confirm my number, besides didn't subscribe in the 1'st place).

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    Every country needs regulation to stop any and all spoofing of number....fine if its law enforcement of some kind with a valid warrant, but otherwise, carriers should stop all spoofing of the numbers.

    This would effectively stop most robo calling/robo texting boiler room operations as NONE of them can make 5 or 10,000 or more automated calls AND handle even 10% or more with an auto response or call backs of a few thousand let alone 20 thousand incoming calls any afternoon.

    Ok sure there are apps to help with combating this, but why should a user be forced to run a third party app, giving another third party your information to stop calls the carriers could just not allow to start with?

    And funny thing is, since the vast majority of the calls in the United Stats are robo dialers, it is already illegal the way most of the calls are made.
    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0259-robocalls
    You've probably gotten robocalls about candidates running for office, or charities asking for donations. These robocalls are allowed. But if the recording is a sales message and you haven't given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal. In addition to the phone calls being illegal, their pitch most likely is a scam.
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    I got the same spam message. Not impressed at all. I've been getting these from other casinos too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    I got the same spam message. Not impressed at all. I've been getting these from other casinos too.
    Not of fan of apps where you have to grant access to your personal data etc.

    However, being hammered by this spam is driving me nuts; yesterday coped 2 within 3 min spamming Playamo Casino. Anyway, found a decent Android app... "Postman", which pretty much works silently, and throws suspect sms's into a spam folder, where you can manually decide if it's legit or not. While there's no way of blocking these "cloaked" sms txt's, least this way I'm not continually alerted to all this incoming crap!
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    I got another spam on the weekend.

    The problem with those apps is they have to be your default messaging app to work. I have one that blocks unwanted calls but can't do messages unless i make it default and I dont want to do that.

    I'm guessing playamo is not a member here?
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    I simply just delete any spam messages that I receive. They're annoying and can get in the way and slow you down. I agree with you that it's annoying. I don't even bother to open them. I recognize them as soon as I see them.

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