With the rise of online convenience, you do not even need to physically leave your house to go to a casino. There are a lot of online offerings out there. Today, TCGOP will be looking into online casino scams you should avoid.
Everyone loves the convenience of computers and the internet. Things that we needed to physically do before like depositing checks, paying bills, or even gambling can now be achieved at the press of a mouse of a tap of a finger.
Gambling online has enjoyed enough success through the years that there is now a thriving community of hackers and criminals that try their best to scam people online. Here are some of the scams that we have spotted through the years:
Extra tips and bonuses
If an online site promises you instant bonuses or bigger earnings in exchange for a fee, there is a pretty big chance that you are on a scam website. Licensed gambling websites often do not have fees or will only have a membership fee. Beyond that, it will never try to sell you an edge over the competition.
Not only is it unethical but it is also completely illegal.
Payouts in legitimate websites usually occur instantly. In the cases where online gambling has stricter measurers, the payout will be delayed for a few days. It will, however, never take weeks to complete or transfer.
The scam is making you win big, delay the payout, and have you call customer service. From there they will take you through some ‘legal loopholes’ that will require a bit of a processing fee. While the processing fee may seem miniscule compared to the amount that you are expecting to receive, it is still something that is coming out of your pocket.
The scam works by letting you play for a few days or weeks and even giving you a bit of winnings. Once you have hit a target amount or so, you will receive a notification that your account has been blocked pending an investigation.
As the investigation requires funds, it will try to get you pay a bit of a processing fee.
As You Can See…
There are quite a few scams out there. The ones we have mentioned above does not even cover the tip of the iceberg. With your personal information being the main target, it is doubly crucial that you be careful of the sites that you go to—especially if it has anything to do with gambling.
Processing fees are often the favorite weapon of scam casinos. With this in mind, now you can cruise your online gambling life with an idea of what to look out for.