Gamblers in Australia have been warned about scammers who send SMS and emails offering bonuses and credits. But by clicking on the link, the recipient enters a virus on the device and its data gets to the cybercriminals.
According to a representative of the regulator, the number of such cases has increased dramatically. The messages offer free spins for slots or free credits to the account. Over the past year, they have recorded over 6,000 such messages. The most persistent were Roo Casino, Pokie Spins, Bonza Spins and Syndicate Casino.
Players were also reminded that only online sports betting is allowed in the country. It turns out that all online casinos are illegal. Moreover, bookmakers are prohibited from opening credits to players.
Having received suspicious messages, the regulator recommends immediately deleting them without clicking on any links. The representative also noted that fraudsters take advantage of the misunderstanding of users that too attractive offers are often fraudulent.