Why you should never use your primary email address with Skrill
A story about Skrill casino related spam
Recently I created an account on Skrill (ex Moneybookers) to receive payments directly to my credit card.
Just a common thing, I thought. How wrong I was...
The next morning after registration I was really surprised.
I saw about 2 thousands delivery-error messages from different SMTP servers. All messages has a "return-path" to my domain email address (email@example.com) and was send from many different servers. What the hell?
Also I saw a lot of spam messages to my email address which I used to register Skrill account (that email was also used a while on cloudflare). Those emails has my first and second names, and my second name was set on Skrill account only.
There are some subjects from that spam messages:
- "Sign up now and you can redeem your £€$1000 FREE immediately!"
- "Casino Classic offers all new real cash players £€$500 and 1 hour to win!"
- "CasinoClassic is offering 500 free with one hour play to all new account holders!"
I googled about that, and found a lot of posts like this. That post dated 2011, so after 5 years Skrill still will sold your email address to spamers.
I dunno what else to say. Besides that Skrill is a piece of sh*t. Good company, especially finance will never give any of your information to spamers.
If you still decide to use Skrill - use public email service, never use your own domain-based email otherwise you may have a real trouble with spam.