Online Sportsbook safekeeping: Tips to Protect your account

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Sportsbook Review receives thousands of complaints from year from players. Slow pays, bonus disputes, outright scams from companies, and even sometimes scams perpetrated by the players themselves.

SBR has seen impostors alter their e-mail address conning websites and mediated many disputes where there was the suggestion that sportsbook accounts or sensitive data had been compromised.

The below suggestions are some sure-fire ways to make sure that as a player you are doing everything you can to protect your online sportsbook account.

Assuming you already did your due diligence or made use of the best sportsbooks list to find a betting site that is secure on their end, the below tips are what you can do to make sure your sportsbook bankroll

Never log in at a public access spot
While it might be the furthest thing from your mind when enjoying a cup of Joe, using free public Wifi at a cafe might lead to problems. In the absolute worst case scenario, traffic you send through your mobile device can be intercepted allowing a hacker to steal your details and proceed to log-in to your account. With so many sportsbooks offering poker these days, transferring your funds to a third party account allows for an unfortunately easy way to dispose of your bankroll.

Securing your home router adequately
Amazingly devices that can be incredibly secure often come with a standard set of passwords that a savvy hacker next door might be able to penetrate. While it may not necessarily happen to you (then again in gambling, doesn't this always?) it is still an easily avoidable situation and therefore players should randomize their router settings.

Using a password that cannot be guessed
Once you're certain you've got the above steps licked, it is time to do what you can at the user level to secure your sportsbook account. First, do not make your password your name, pet's name, mom's name, or a combination of your first name and your birthday. That shakes off anyone who might know enough about you to guess those combinations, but it doesn't win the whole battle. Next, players will want to further randomize their password taking into account the outer layer attacker who might know zero about you personally, but who has access to a dictionary based password cracker that will run for hours trying to crack the Da Vinci code that is your sportsbook password. A good password should be completely made up, with capital letters and special characters to boot.

Do not use the same credentials at multiple sportsbooks
The same goes for posting forums, e-mail, online banking, your sportsbook account at book Xyz should be totally unique to that company. This protects you on several layers: For instance, say your sportsbook account was already secured like Fort Knox, but you didn't take care to apply the same level of cautiousness with your Yahoo or Gmail account. If that account is connected to your sportsbook account or contains anything sensitive: saved documents like your passport or credit card information e-mailed to a sportsbook to satisfy their Know Your Customer guidelines, or your sportsbook credentials, a troublemaker already has his hands full of data that can wreak havoc on your bankroll.

The reality is that there is something fundamentally rooted into the nature of gambling that makes sports bettors claims that their accounts have been hacked awfully hard to swallow for online sportsbooks. Do not put yourself into a position where you can become the next victim of a no-good hacker. Take the suggestions above seriously, and you will only have to worry about which bank option to use when requesting payment from your online sportsbook.

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