Online Betting – Don’t Get Scammed!

Online betting is awesome. You get to sit at home, in your comfy slippers, watching TV and relaxing. At the same time, you can have your laptop on your knee, and be online, betting on your favourite sports teams.

Since online betting was made secure thanks to advanced cryptographic techniques, now everyone can enjoy safe betting online. Before, online betting was a bit of a minefield – you couldn’t be sure which websites were secure and which weren’t, so you just had to place your bet and hope no-one managed to sneak a look at your credit card along the way.

So, although online betting is now extremely safe, there are still a few pit-falls than can catch out new or unsuspecting bettors.

Online Betting Scam #1 – Fake sites

Some websites which claim to be official bookmakers are actually little more than a guy sat in his basement, gleefully robbing his “customers” blind. When you enter your credit card information, the website will email it to the attacker who will either use the card online to make fraudulent transactions (maybe even betting online at real websites!), or create a fake credit card, copy the details on and use it to withdraw money.

To avoid fake websites when you’re betting online, do a search on Google or another search engine for the website name. Usually, fakes get spotted straight away. If there’s lots of results with people talking about how fake and scammy the site is, don’t use it!

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