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    Thumbs down Wagershare sent my emails to SPAMMER!

    Hi all,

    I'm really...really...really pissed at this.

    Received 3 spam mailers advertising the Spin Palace $1000 bonus.

    Two of the mailers were received to an email address I have that's ended up on a database list being sold.

    However the other email address is connected to my business and this is the first spam it has received.

    I forwarded all spam mailers complete with header info and IP address info to my contact at Wagershare. I also stated that I did not subscribe to this service not any like it; I don't opt-in to mailers; least of all casino mailers.

    Today I received a response back from Wagershare stating:

    "I have asked my colleague to double check with their client and remove the email addresses you provided from their list to be honest though, I doubt they will tell us how they got their data, which as you say, points in the direction that they obtained it illegally somehow. As I mentioned before, we do of course not condone such behaviour and we will not pay for such traffic. "

    I couldn't believe what I was reading... After informing Wagershare that I'd been spammed, they've turned around and sent both my emails to the SPAMMER and asked them to be removed from his purchased database list

    What happen to a persons privacy?

    For all I know the spam complaints were forwarded to the SPAMMER by Wagershare. Bad enough my email addresses have now been confirmed as active. But now I have to wonder if my personal details are also now in the hands of the SPAMMER.

    All thanks to Wagershare!


    Yes I'm not happy Jan!


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    Default Hmmm

    It happens, I think alot of casinos do this behind closed doors in all honesty, our email gets spam from sites i have never heard of before.

    Naughty Naughty Wager Share, Not just for spamming, But supplying a spammer confirming an address is active. I think you owe Dave an apology and reassurance it will not happen again.

    And the then reconsider what information you actually share with people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble Stop View Post
    I think alot of casinos do this behind closed doors in all honesty, our email gets spam from sites i have never heard of before.
    There are plenty of legitimate companies that acquire email data from people who are willing to accept mailers. And I know for a fact that some casinos do purchase this data from these companies.

    I'm cool with that if they are legitimate double opt-in subscriptions.

    I've got a site that's collected close on 30,000 emails. They are collected by double opt-in and have an easy to follow opt-out option if required.

    But I wouldn't dream of using these for any other purpose than what the people agreed to having them used for.

    Unfortunately there are those that don't follow that doctrine.

    As far as most affiliate programs and their zero tolerance to spam, that's just unadulterated BS IMHO!

    If that was true then I'd have receive an email from Wagershare stating the account had been closed.

    Instead I'm told they've requested my emails to be removed from the spammers list.



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    Hi all,

    I wanted to update this thread...

    I received an email from the person in question over at Wagershare who added this thread URL in the email I receive from them.

    The guts of the email focused on me stating to Wagershare:

    To have my emails removed from the list.

    Yes I said that but I said that with the past knowledge that Wagershare provided 3'rd party marketing with throw away domains to market their casino properties.

    I naturally thought this was the same case here.

    I would have thought common sense would prevail & that if this was just an affiliate spamming that Wagershare would surely not hand over my emails to such a source.

    Anyway that's what happened in a nut shell.

    On another note...If it's not an issue for Wagershare then why not respond here?

    Instead of sending me an email that contains a link back to the thread.

    Just so you know doing that really arcs me up to no end!


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