Online Casino Spammers Distribute Spam Mails
Right from its start 'Online Casino' spam has been a problem. It is one of those gambling sites that use unethical ways of attracting online players. In some gambling sites the tactics used may be legal but does not last in the long run. They actually end up with problems for casinos publicizing them.
Recently there has emerged a spam campaign that tries to lure Internet users to an online casino, warns Australian IT Company, Sophos. The spam sends crudely worded e-mails that give word for nude "lice over the Internet" croupiers. The e-mails contain a link, which redirects users to an unauthorized gambling website. The site runs video displaying live nude dealers and asks computer users to register.
Unlike casinos in Las Vegas that provide cheap or sometimes free alcoholic beverages to lessen mental alertness of gamblers, online casinos can't do that. Therefore, Graham Cluley suggests they try to distract gamblers by through stimulating means.
Whether such tactics are appreciated or not the gambling websites almost violate IT laws by delivering such unsolicited spam. Thus organizations and home users require protection from the offensive junk mails. They on their part should abandon businesses that support it.
A specific site on which spammers are operating has not been identified. However, GrandNevada.com, run by a Toronto-based company lately showed images of nude or scantily dressed croupiers on its "live-over-the-Internet" gambling presentation.
In efforts to prevent gambling companies from sending spam, certain websites investigate spamming activities and warn players about such online casinos that dispatch e-mails to addresses disregarding the account holders' privacies.
In August this year, two companies were caught sending e-mails furthering gambling and alcoholic drinks through spam to children. They were brought under legal action.
For them who profit by spam must realize that it damages the reputation not only of one or two online casinos but also the entire industry. Spam is as much a problem for IT security companies as every other individual. It is everyone's wish not to promote such parasitic practices. spammers need to be educated to take off junk operation from the Internet's back.
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» SPAMfighter News - 16-09-2006