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Laser Spine Institute Spam?

A recent survey show that as much as 80% of adult Americans have experienced back problems at some point. If you are one of them you problem know how it can affect your sleep, your working life and all aspects of moving around. It seems spammers are taking advantage of the situation and sending spam for laser spine surgeries.

High on our daily anti spam report today is an offer with the subject field “Receive a complimentary MRI or CT Scan review for your back or neck pain” sent from a company called Laser Spine Institute. The mail was flagged as spam for at least 31.000 SPAMfighters users. The mail is quite simple and holds this nice piece of graphics:

laser spine surgery spam

We googled the company “Laser Spine Institute” and there are some stories and opinions claiming the company’s methods are questionable or even a scam. Read for yourself here and here. We are not claiming it is a scam but could however not check the offering since we landed on a survey offering us a free iPhone or iPad for answering a few questions. It might very well be an iPad scam. So the mail is definately not taking you to anything related to the subject.

So we recommend to stay away from this one. Use a spam filter and if you have back problems then see your doctor!

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4 Comments

  1. Marshall Vagle says:

    Any e-mail from the Laser Spine Institute certainly is not spam. They have 4 outpatient spinal surgery centers throughout the US. They are wonderful. They do spinal procedures that will be standard procedure for hospitals in the not too distant future. I have had a back surgery, and am going to have a neck procedure in the near future, at their facility in Scottsdale. They will give you a free evaluation of an MRI, or CT scan that you send them – I have done that. Go to their website, and see for yourself. They are a wonderful company, and again, any communication from them should certainly not be considered spam. They are for real, and are far ahead of where the current medical system is right now.

  2. Kim Falkner says:

    Hi Marshall,

    Thank you for your comment. We are not questioning their offerings. We do not know anything about spines but a lot about spam. We only link to someone else’s opnion on the Laser Spine company. What do tricker our spam alert here is that the spam mail do not link to the Spine institute but is linket through a lot of dubious sites like caryatides.butwide.com and then iluv.clickbooth.com which seems to be an affiliate network, and then hurons.net and socialsurvey.ilfseeker.com which holds the ipad survey. If Laser Spine Institutehad such a great offering and aquired the mails in the correct way they would to bring me to their website instead.

  3. Matt Jordan says:

    Got the spine mail too and believe it is spam. No clue how they got my email.

  4. Miriam Tow says:

    Think it is spam too. Never signet up for any newsletters regarding spine perations or anything related.

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