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Online Casinos Hiring Spammers to Boost Profits

Graham Cluley, Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos, posted a blog on Sophos.com on September 14, 2009 in which he states that Internet gambling counts as an enormous industry where different casinos battle intensely to snatch as much of market share as possible from their rivals.

Cluley clarifies his statement to readers and computer users, who might be perturbed of spamming, by mentioning an easy-to-understand example of an unsolicited e-mail popularly called 'spam,' which lately came into his (Cluley) inbox.

He says the e-mail, which poses as an answer to another e-mail, tries to make its recipient believe it came to his mailbox inadvertently rather than into the intended ID.

The message contains details of an apparently betting system, which would mean "the recipient could always win" at roulette. In fact, the e-mail mentions tactics, which the recipient (Cluley) could apply whenever he browses the casino's website. This tactics would help him win whenever he signs in. The spam sender further recommends that the recipient must keep the tactics secret so that others may not block them.

After an analysis of the spam mail that is poorly written and contains numerous grammatical errors, Cluley writes that the message sounds fake to anyone who applies intelligence. However, for an inexperienced recipient, it could convince him into playing on the gambling sites only to eventually become ensnared with the spammer's trick.

It is not surprising that certain gambling websites use clever schemes that attempt to persuade people to use them.

Indeed, spam related to Internet casinos has posed trouble to netizens since the beginning of this format of gambling. These types of gambling sites employ deceitful methods to attract players. However, although some gambling websites use legal tactics, they don't stay too long.

Finally, 'online casino' spam have been escalating in recent periods, as evident from different security companies' reports, aside Sophos', of casino related junk e-mails, which invite unwitting people to take part in the casino games. Security experts, who describe these e-mails as exposed to danger, suggest that users should exercise caution while opening them or clicking on web-links embedded in them.

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