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    I suggest we boot these off now.

    I have repeatedly reported reported SPAM issues to them and Im still getting loads through from their affiliates.

    Not only are they not bothering to sort this out their lack of interest makes our whole industry look like a joke. No checks are being done to screen affiliates obviously as it keeps going on.

    Like I said, it makes us all look bad in the industry when clowns won't do anything about spamming and also makes this forum look bad when they look like they have some sort of accredited status on here

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    I saw in the thread To Play closed two affiliate accounts, are you still receiving emails from those closed accounts?

    Have you received spam from three different affiliate ID's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    I saw in the thread To Play closed two affiliate accounts, are you still receiving emails from those closed accounts?

    Have you received spam from three different affiliate ID's?
    Apparantly closed the accounts. Like I said they are doing no checks who they take on and obviously not making it clear spam is against their T&C's

    To be honest I can't be arsed to go through all the spam I've had from them checking the aff ID's as they are normally hidden well

    Anyway not sure which would be worse 1 spammer they aren't dealing with or an army of spammers they have took on the books, it's one or the other.

    Makes the whole industry look bad

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    Hi Thebookiesoffers and Anthony,

    As mirrored in the other thread, we have been taking all the possible measures to close down any spam affiliate accounts.

    I personally receive over 20 spam mails each day, many of which come from sponsor sites of this program - there are unfortunately limits to what can be done from an operator's point of view.

    Thebookiesoffers' claims that we don't do anything about it are simply untrue, and we have responded to all queries regarding spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SachaLucky View Post
    Hi Thebookiesoffers and Anthony,

    As mirrored in the other thread, we have been taking all the possible measures to close down any spam affiliate accounts.

    I personally receive over 20 spam mails each day, many of which come from sponsor sites of this program - there are unfortunately limits to what can be done from an operator's point of view.

    Thebookiesoffers' claims that we don't do anything about it are simply untrue, and we have responded to all queries regarding spam.

    Thanks,

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    what measures are you taking to stop it happening in the first place? What due diligence do you take before accepting affiliates? What messures do you take to make it clear to new affiliates that spam is completely against your terms and conditions?

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    You ought not ask so many questions.
    It's hard enough for him to answer only one of them.

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    I'm quite comfortable answering questions, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roulette Zeitung View Post
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    It's hard enough for him to answer only one of them.

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    As previously explained, the spam accounts which were identified have been closed.

    Due diligence is carried out when accepting affiliates, in line with industry standards.

    We do not even offer mailers as a form of advertising to new affiliates in order to avoid them using them for the wrong purposes.



    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    what measures are you taking to stop it happening in the first place? What due diligence do you take before accepting affiliates? What messures do you take to make it clear to new affiliates that spam is completely against your terms and conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SachaLucky View Post
    As previously explained, the spam accounts which were identified have been closed.

    Due diligence is carried out when accepting affiliates, in line with industry standards.

    We do not even offer mailers as a form of advertising to new affiliates in order to avoid them using them for the wrong purposes.
    So why do I get spammed with them then? I accept a couple have been created elsewhere, but what about ALL the others.

    With no examples of due diligence Im guessing there is none done

    Suspension Please

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    Sacha has addressed spamming complaints. ToPlay has closed affiliate accounts for spamming. If you continue to receive spam please let us know, especially if it's from an affiliate you were told was terminated. Who knows, your spam might be coming from the same affiliate, just opening various accounts. Continue to report any additional spam so it can be thoroughly investigated.

    I know spam makes the industry look bad and unfortunately there are programs that turn a blind eye to it. I have not seen, by their actions that ToPlay is one of those programs. Sacha has stated he is willing to address it when it arises and take action when required.

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    My only involvement with this group has also been spam-related. I've received plenty of spam for Lucky247, and reported it to them several times. The response has been silence.

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    Hi FictionNet,

    I have PMed you - let's sort this out!

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    It would be good to see which programs are caught with spamming and have it associated with their review.

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    It would be better to expose the spammers, and then highlight the programs that are more agressive in helping fight the issues.

    Sure, out the programs that turn a blind eye, but just because 100 DIFFERENT spammers jump on a program to spam the latest bonus etc, does not mean the program allows spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    just because 100 DIFFERENT spammers jump on a program to spam the latest bonus etc, does not mean the program allows spam.
    I totally agree. When I receive spam and the program takes my spam-report seriously, they gain Cool Points from me, which get converted to extra promotion that they probably never know about. Unfortunately, most programs ignore my spam complaints, and until this thread, that included ToPlay affiliates. I'm happy to report that they've been in touch via PM since this thread, and hopefully the reason for that is being looked into.

    I have no idea why I hate spam so much. There are worse things in life, I know there are. It's in my DNA somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Sacha has addressed spamming complaints. ToPlay has closed affiliate accounts for spamming. If you continue to receive spam please let us know, especially if it's from an affiliate you were told was terminated. Who knows, your spam might be coming from the same affiliate, just opening various accounts. Continue to report any additional spam so it can be thoroughly investigated.

    I know spam makes the industry look bad and unfortunately there are programs that turn a blind eye to it. I have not seen, by their actions that ToPlay is one of those programs. Sacha has stated he is willing to address it when it arises and take action when required.

    Please forward me any additional spam you receive: anthony [at] gpwa (.) org
    sent you some more crap they came through from their affiliates. Still not sorting it out are they

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    sent you some more crap they came through from their affiliates. Still not sorting it out are they
    Hi thebookiesoffers,

    I got your mail, thanks.

    Will sort it out asap and the affiliate account will be dealt with just like the others.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SachaLucky View Post
    Hi thebookiesoffers,

    I got your mail, thanks.

    Will sort it out asap and the affiliate account will be dealt with just like the others.

    Thanks,

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    Simple question. Why not let them join in the first place?

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    still doing nothing to prevent these morons as more crap has came through

    time to get rid of them

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    Is it a different affiliate each time or the same one?

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