Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dead-tree spam

Received the following letter in the mail today:




Dear

The CD You Have Just Received is Loaded With
500€ in REAL CASINO CREDIT.

What would you do if you walked past a casino and were handed 500€ in real currency to spend at the tables? Would you throw the money away or would you go in and see what you could turn that into?

Well that is exactly what we are giving you with the enclosed CD. It is loaded with 500€ in real casino credit and you have 1 hour to make as much money as you can from the comfort of your own home and you get to keep what you win!

The offer is risk free so get ready to experience the 200+ games we have available at Captain C(r)ooks Casino. You wouldn't believe the graphics and sounds, not to mention the Million Dollar Jackpots that are just itching to be hit!

Here is how it works:

Pop the CD into your computer. The CD will load the casino software onto your computer and the timer will start when you click on 'Start Free Play'.

You will then be credited 500€ and have 1 hour to make as much money as you can after which you can enjoy your winnings. It's our money so you can't lose! And, you get to keep what you win!

And remember, if you don't win you can still claim the matching welcome bonus of up to 50€ with your first purchase of 50€ or more.

Good luck at the tables - kick start your bankroll today!

Best wishes,

Steven C(r)ooke
Casino Host

The envelope was unmarked, but it appears like it was sent from Germany. The casino in question is Captain C(r)ooks Casino.

Here's the whois-info on their website:


Registrant:
John and Kernick (In Trust)
165 West Street
Sandton, Gauteng 2146
ZA

Domain Name: CAPTAINC(r)OOKSCASINO.COM

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Administrative Contact:
Administrator, DNS Duncan dns-tech@bowman.co.za
Bowman Gilfillan
PO Box 785812
Sandton, Gauteng 2146
ZA
+27 11 669 9000 fax: + 27 11 669 9001

Technical Contact:
John & Kernick, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. dns-tech@BOWMAN.CO.ZA
Kernick House, Howick Close
Midrand, Gauteng 1685
ZA
+27 11 695 3500 fax: +27 11 315 7444

Record expires on 10-Mar-2009.
Record created on 10-Mar-1999.
Database last updated on 2-Jan-2008 12:43:46 EST.

Domain servers in listed order:

DNS1.CURACAOHOSTING.COM
DNS.CURACAOHOSTING.COM 63.245.50.57
DNS.CURACAOHOSTING.NET 196.37.200.108


They are hosted on 207.219.111.20, and the whois on that is:


OrgName: TELUS Communications Inc.
OrgID: TACE
Address: #2600 4720 Kingsway Avenue
City: Burnaby
StateProv: BC
PostalCode: V5N-4N2
Country: CA

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.telus.net:4321

NetRange: 207.219.0.0 - 207.219.255.255
CIDR: 207.219.0.0/16
NetName: TELUS-207-219-0-0
NetHandle: NET-207-219-0-0-1
Parent: NET-207-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: PRI3.DNS.CA.TELUS.COM
NameServer: PRI4.DNS.CA.TELUS.COM
Comment:
RegDate:
Updated: 2002-08-12

RTechHandle: PSINET-CA-ARIN
RTechName: TELUS IP Address Administration
RTechPhone: +1-604-444-5791
RTechEmail: IPAdmin@telus.com

OrgAbuseHandle: AAT-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse at TELUS
OrgAbusePhone: +1-877-310-8324
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@telus.com

OrgTechHandle: TBOTP-ARIN
OrgTechName: TELUS BC ORG TECH POC
OrgTechPhone: +1-877-310-8324
OrgTechEmail: IPadmin@telus.com

# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-01-01 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.


Found a referral to rwhois.telus.net:4321.

%rwhois V-1.5:003ab7:00 rwhois.telus.net (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-1.5.7.3)
network:Class-Name:network
network:ID:1047.207.219.0.0/16
network:Auth-Area:207.219.0.0/16
network:Network-Name:TELUS
network:IP-Network:207.219.111.0/24
network:Org-Name:TELUS
network:Street-Address:3777 Kingsway
network:City:Burnaby
network:State-Province:BC
network:Country-Code:CA
network:Postal-Code:V5N-4N2
network:Updated:2005-08-31 (20:55:48)
network:Created:2005-03-10 (21:18:51)
network:Admin-Contact:hostmaster@telus.com
network:Abuse-Contact:abuse@telus.com (1-604-444-5791)
network:Tech-Contact:swip@swip.ca.telus.com


If just someone did a drive-by on these people...

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