Avoiding Spam Email from Online Sportsbook Impostors

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In today's day and age, being extra cautious online is imperative.

With hackers looking to steal credit card information and other sensitive data that can be used to wreak havoc on your credit report and personal finances, players need to be extra careful when actioning e-mail that contains sportsbook bonus offers.

Prior to the beginning of the American football season, fly-by night sportsbooks are not the only element players should be fearful of. Impostors pretending to be sportsbook promising big bonuses for minimal deposits look to scam players out of their hard-earned funds.

Beware of purported sportbooks phishing for information that should already on file; for instance, an online sportsbook would never ask you to confirm via e-mail your log-in details or account information. The only instance a sportsbook may do so is via their own live chat or phone service through their own website.

Players should exercise extreme caution before accepting any bonus offer sent via e-mail.

Often hackers and scammers will use an e-mail address that is cleverly one letter off from what you would expect, and hard to notice.

If in doubt of any particular offer, players are advised to contact the sportsbook customer service directly to confirm the validity of the promotion.

SBR urges players to do their homework and avoid online sportsbooks listed on the SBR blacklist.

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