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As per my previous experience with Play and Amazon, where an email address definitively used exclusively for those services has fallen into the hands of spammers, now it is the turn of, the music aggregator/radio service. I’m posting these so anyone searching for the websites within can be warned not to use them. Here is the text of my most recent spam item:

From: Client manager <>
To: <lastfm-specific email address>, <another domain alias, evidently scraped from the web>
Subject: Win Big with this Exclusive Casino Offer


I’m delighted to inform you that you have been chosen to gain an exclusive offer from SP casino.

As a client manager at SP I am able to offer top players this special offer for a limited time only.

Simply register a new account at SP Casino in the nearest 24 hours and I will TRIPLE your first deposit – giving you three times the chance to win big!

With over 450 online casino games to play including 250 Slots, Blackjack, Video Poker, Roulette and Progressive Slots with enormous jackpots, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to make the most of this amazing Casino offer.

So don’t delay – pick up your big-money bonus today!

Visit SP Casino clicking on the link below, and you will automatically qualify for this bonus offer:

Casino Client manager

To receive no further e-mails, please go:

Other items received, presumably from the same people, for various online casino operations:

From: Support <>
<lastfm-specific email address>
You have 24 hours left to TRIPLE your deposits

Hi there

My name is Richard Jones, and I’m the Casino Manager here at Bet2Day.

We have chosen you to be part of our great welcome promotion.

Join me and the team today and you can TRIPLE you first deposits with an astounding 200% Welcome Bonus.

What that means is if you deposit £/$/€50, I’ll give you a free £/$/€100 on top of your £/$/€50 and take your deposits to a total of £/$/€150. How great is that?!

You can use your extra cash to play some of the best games online.

You can play Mega Moolah and possibly win the major multi-million $ jackpot, just like Mr R. did last month.

With the highest quality graphics on our Slots games, you can win using Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins and Trigger Symbols.

Don’t hesitate as I can only keep this offer opened for the next 24 hours, and I don’t want you to miss out on the big bucks.

Richard Jones

Casino Manager


To receive no further e-mails, please go:

From: Support <>
To: <lastfm-specific email address>
Subject:Invitation for the exclusive promotion


As the Casino Manager here at Bet2day, I’d love you to sign-up with us and join our world of winners with a 200% first deposit bonus.

You can win now just like Mr W. did on our fantastic Slots – $ 1,8 million at Major Millions 5 Slot.

Open the account using the link below and you will automatically qualify for the “Triple deposits” offer

Richard Jones

Casino Manager


To receive no further e-mails, please go:

I’d strongly recommend avoiding giving these various sites your credit card details.

Update 27 Aug 2012

Received another item, this time using a variety of my private email aliases leaked from various sites, and referencing this address:

Don’t give these crooks your money.

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