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Bingo Phishing Email Scam Alert

Bingo Phishing Email Scam Alert

Several online industry insiders are reporting that there are several casino and bingo hall based email scams going on at the moment. These emails appear to look like communications from actual online gambling venues. They ask the reader to update their online information or request that they update their user name and passwords by accessing a link to another online website that is not the actual casino site. So, here’s what you should do to keep yourself safe.

Tip #1: Be Wary Of Email You Didn’t Subscribe To

Many online bingo halls regularly send out email alerts and newsletters. However, you have to opt in or subscribe to these in order for the online bingo hall or website casino to send them to you. These usually have very recognizable formats, which (unfortunately) makes them easy for criminals to spoof. If you didn’t opt in to a newsletter subscription or if it comes on a day it normally doesn’t – you are probably receiving a scam email and should avoid opening it or clicking through.

Tip #2: You Can Always Check At The Bingo Hall

If you have any doubts that the email came from the bingo hall itself you can always check at the bingo hall by logging in the way you normally do. Typically if you have a request for an update to your personal information online it will appear as an alert in your player tools or account dashboard at the bingo hall. It will not be sent to you in the form of an email request.

Tip #3: You Can Always Contact Customer Service

If you receive a suspicious email that looks like it came from your bingo hall but still seems a bit off to you, you can always inquire with customer service. In fact, they want you to so that they aren’t been misrepresented by these fraudulent email scams to their players. In many cases, customer service may ask you to forward the email communication to them. This is so they can investigate its origin and get the spoof emails to stop.

Tip #4: If It’s Spoof Delete And Block

If an email does turn out to be part of a phishing scam you should delete it without opening it again. You will also want to block the email address that it came from to prevent further emails from that address coming to your inbox.

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