SCAM: Player impersonates SBR looking for handouts
Fraudsters will sometimes try to convince sportsbooks that they are part of Sportsbook Review or actually a specific staff member. Motivation ranges from extra bonuses, leverage on a dispute, to fake marketing contracts. Betting sites should verify all contact with Sportsbook Review directly and beware of slightly misspelled email addresses (SportsbooksRevlew.com).
Here is the full email sent from scammer purporting to be director of SBR using the Yahoo email address of firstname.lastname@example.org:
"I have spent over £94,000 on average over the last 6 years consistently. I am also a Director of SBR (www.sportsbookreview.com). I cannot supply bet bet365 statement for obvious confidentially reasons. I am keen to make a decision on the 1 bookmaker to move forward with no later than today so please let be know your offer. If you wish to win my business - show me.
Sky bet, 888sport and Paddypower plus more have all come back to me offering fantastic no deposit required offers in the hope I select them.
I welcome your thoughts. If I did select you as my new bookmaker j assure you this would be a very lucrative partnership for you."
Sportsbooks who wish to contact SBR to verify the legitimacy of an email or other form of contact should write to email@example.com.
Follow SportsbookReview.com on twitter. SBR has been the leading online sportsbook industry watchdog since 1999. Players in need of assistance should submit a sportsbook complaint form. Players with general questions may also contact SBR by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.