I hear you're a good poker player

    • Berzerger
      Berzerger
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.03.2008 Posts: 910
      So here's the story. I have two email addresses I regularly use, first one is my formal one with my name in it, usually I enter this one when registering on poker rooms, the other one is more for anonymous stuff, MSN and YouTube, I rarely use it for poker purposes. But today I got an email dropped in the latter inbox:

      Hi xxx,

      I have come across your contact info during one of my live poker sessions, and therefore am wondering if you would be interested in a rakeback deal? I have a couple clients who are ready to pay the right price, to have players playing under their trackers. Just let me know the kind of deal you might be interested in, and I can pick the right affiliate and the deal for you.

      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and ask.

      Kind Regards,

      xxx
      They forgot the last letter of my name, but it's pronounced the same so I imagine they somehow have at least that much of my personal info. The email address I got the email from is inquiries@smartbetmedia.com, so I decided to google the site with the same name. It's a single homepage with a logo image and the same email address mentioned, but no other pages, no links, no legal info.

      So my questions are: has anyone else received the same email, can these guys be trusted (probably not) and how on Earth could they have gotten my (partial) name and contact info?
  • 7 replies
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
      Silver
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      Got the same.

      Deleted right away...
    • farbwenz
      farbwenz
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 359
      it helps not to go to youporn while playing;-)
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
      Silver
      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      he got my mail from twitter
    • Gelsnr
      Gelsnr
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.01.2011 Posts: 15
      Originally posted by farbwenz
      it helps not to go to youporn while playing;-)
      :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:
    • MatejM47
      MatejM47
      Black
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      Originally posted by Gelsnr
      Originally posted by farbwenz
      it helps not to go to youporn while playing;-)
      :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:
      Lesson learned! Using porntube from now on :)
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      I got the same email, but mine specifically mentioned it was looking for moderators, bloggers, poker article writers and another specific type I fail to remember. The mail weirded me out as I very seldom use (but have on maybe a couple of occassions) my name in connection with this or other poker sites.

      I deleted it immediately, but it was definitely more informed spam than normal.

      And I have never used twitter, but do use facebook and have connected to PS.com through that - although, again, there is no connection between fb and my screen names.
    • Bigniux
      Bigniux
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.01.2009 Posts: 2,098
      Found this thread and so decided to check my email too :D

      Here's what i got:

      Poker's Home for the Mental Game

      Late last year I started searching the Internet to see what information I could find on the mental game of poker. To my surprise, I found very little that covered what I think are the most important areas a player needs in order to have a solid mental game.

      To fill that void I want JaredTendlerPoker.com to be the place you turn to for the highest quality instruction on the mental game. Now with the book almost done, I'm writing more articles, blogging more, answering more questions on my forum, and will be coming up with new ways to help you improve your mental game.

      New content will be added every week, so be sure to check back often.


      There were some news shown from the site (like on poker newsletters), tho they didn't have any of my personal details, neither was my screenname mentioned so it might be just the coincidence that i got it same day as others. Haven't checked the site tho, don't like clicking random links in emails :D