Email Spam from Marriott Rewards?

 

Old Dec 7, 17, 1:33 pm
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Thumbs down Email Spam from Marriott Rewards?

What's going on here? I received 8 IDENTICAL emails from [email protected] with the title "Exclusive offer inside" in the past hour. Is this a bit too much? I feel that this is a PR disaster for Marriott!
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:37 pm
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Ugh, I got 5 so far when my phone just buzzing all the time. Looks like I'll see another 3 coming soon.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:47 pm
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Did you contact Marriott Rewards?
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Old Hickory View Post
Did you contact Marriott Rewards?
No, I did not. In fact, I haven't contacted Marriott in a long time.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:53 pm
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This is getting out of control. I already clicked "unsubscribe", and opted out of all email communications, but five minutes later, I still receive four more identical emails, and three of them came in at exactly 3:49PM! I am getting angry now. I will block Marriott in Gmail temporarily.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 1:55 pm
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Now I'm feeling neglected because I got nothing.

It's obviously a technical error. I don't think they're trying to spam the crap out of you on purpose. Unsubscribe if you really have no interest, but I wouldn't unsubscribe simply because of this error.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:03 pm
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Unsubscribing is usually not instantaneously effective. And yes, about 8-10 emails here so far. Waiting for the apology with 10k points in compensation for the inconvenience
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:13 pm
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What if it's not from Marriott but instead a phishing attempt to steal your now unsecured information? Unsubscribing may just be what it wants you to do.
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Old Hickory View Post
What if it's not from Marriott but instead a phishing attempt to steal your now unsecured information? Unsubscribing may just be what it wants you to do.
I don't think it is phishing, as it is from [email protected]. I hope this is not a phishing email address
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Old Dec 7, 17, 2:31 pm
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A quick Google search and I found this:

Phishing attempt (Important Notice Regarding Your Marriott Account)
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Old Dec 7, 17, 3:32 pm
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Well....


...was the Exclusive Offer legit? Something you can verify / book online?
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Old Dec 7, 17, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by lixiaojuventus View Post
I don't think it is phishing, as it is from [email protected]. I hope this is not a phishing email address
Email address spoofing is relatively trivial.
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