Jump to content

Supplier e-mail lists spammed again (Sunshine & WSP)


Recommended Posts

A few days ago I received identical "online casino" spam that was sent to customers of Sunshine Container and Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Unfortunately, some candlemaking suppliers are not very good about preventing their customers' personal information from being misused.

Interestingly, this has happened with two suppliers who launched new, revamped websites in the recent past. Apparently, in the process, third parties gained access to their customer information.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got an email that went directly to my spam folder (I'm using aol) from WinnerSalon that was a welcome as a Gold Member to their casino.

Anyone else get it from the same company? Haven't done business with Sunshine but I do get the newsletter from WSP.

Edited by Judy, USMC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The spam e-mails have GoldCasino(at)yahoo.com in the From address. The subject is "Welcome USA Player Best Bonus!!!" The body of the e-mail says simply "GVC Casino: Only we can play players from USA!" and then there is a URL.

The fact that Sunshine is involved again seems to point to Promediant as the source of the problem. This time I don't care what their explanation is. They're either douches or screw-ups. Even if this particularly slimey spam didn't originate with them, somebody somehow got their list.

Just to be clear, one copy of the e-mail was sent to an address that I never used for anything except to register with and order from Sunshine Container. An identical spam was sent to an address that was never used for anything except to register with and order from WSP. I can make these addresses disappear at any time. At this point I'm keeping them just to monitor what happens.

Messages to my disposable e-mail addresses don't go through the spam filter because if there's any abuse I want to see it. These two candlemaking suppliers have been the only problem so far. If you're registered with one of them, check and see if you got this particular message in your spam folder.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Gold Vip Casino USA Player Welcome !!!" was the subject on mine. The body also had a link to a URL for Winner Salon.

I usually scroll down to the end of the screen. Sure enough there was complete gibberish real words but nothing that I could comprehend but "Tiger" was used several times...

Wonder if it's a bot installation?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Messages to my disposable e-mail addresses don't go through the spam filter because if there's any abuse I want to see it.

VERY sage advice for ANY online ordering or billpayments. Makes it easy to tell quickly when something is going wrong or security has been breached... "Throwaway" email accounts are so readily available today, this is a great idea for everyone who does business over the 'net. Thanks!! :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mine were both linked to winnerfast dot net and didn't have the gibberish text. Hard to say if yours was from the same source; it's a common form of spam.

BTW, the words at the bottom are meant to fool bayesian spam filters. It might get into a few more inboxes that way, but most filters will still catch it. Serious products use a variety of strategies.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice........You would think they could do better than that. Hope no credit card info was ever in the wrong hands.

Exactly....

Please keep us posted if any other suppliers seem to be involved.

About a month ago I posted about my biz card and information being used to open up a paypal account and charges then being made to my Biz CC.

They information the used to open up a Paypal account, was information that I KNOW was used only for my business transactions online.

All my other CC and accounts were not touched, just the Biz Credit Card.

Which led me to suspect that a supplier was breached or my information was not disposed of as per CC compliance.

Edited by islandgirl
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got 2 of these email today!!

From: goldgamgling @ yahoo . com

Subject: Gold Best Casino USA Player Welcome.

One had the link to : jackpot fairy . net

The other one to: jackpot power .net

I do not use Sunshine Container or WSP.

So it must be another supplier..

This is very upsetting especially since my CC information WAS stolen and all my personal business info was used to open a paypal account and charges were made to my CC!!!

Is there anyway to find out where they got our information????

Edited by islandgirl
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do not use Sunshine Container or WSP.

So it must be another supplier..

The meaning of getting this e-mail depends on the circumstances. It's a very, very common form of spam. E-mail addresses you use for a variety of things, including regular correspondence, will always start getting this stuff eventually. Sometimes it's your friends that leak the address accidentally by clicking a phishing link and giving someone access to their address book or Facebook account.

So I really just depends on what address it came to and your history of using that address. What was special about the e-mail I got was that it was sent to addresses that are used for absolutely nothing except dealing with Sunshine and Wholesale Supplies Plus. The only place those addresses exist is in my e-mail account settings and in the supplier's database.

If this is the address that was used to hack into your Paypal account, it's not surprising that it's also ended up on spam mailing lists. The fact that it's online casino spam is just coincidental. Maybe next time it'll be Viagra.

Edited by topofmurrayhill
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...