SCAM Alert: 3 Tactics of SCAM Sportsbooks

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3. Outright SCAM Sportsbooks - usually open up right around football season. This type of scam operation is know asrepparttar 127543 deposit-only sportsbook because they do whatever it takes to get you to deposit your money with no intention of ever making pay-outs.

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Remember: In this completely unregulated industry, you have to do extra research because there are no safety nets and you arerepparttar 127545 only one responsible for your funds.

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How to Avoid Telemarketing Scams

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You’ve won a free prize or trip, all you need to do is take care ofrepparttar “postage and handling,” or other miscellaneous charges

How to avoid a telemarketing scam
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Do not give out your credit card, social security number, checking account number or other personal information to unfamiliar companies. You would be surprised how little information scam artists need to make unauthorized charges or alter your financial identity.

Do put your name onrepparttar 127548 “do not call” list to prevent a telemarketer from calling you again. Go to this link to add your number torepparttar 127549 National do not call list.

Do keep a list of a company’s name andrepparttar 127550 date you requested to be put on its “do not call” list. Keep a list of those names and report telemarketers that continue to call you.

Do exercise your right to end a conversation with an individual representing an unfamiliar company or using pushy tactics to sell you a service or product.

Who to call for help:
If an offer sounds suspicious, or if you have been victimized by a fraudulent telemarketer, there are resources available to help you.

National Fraud Information Center 1-800-876-7060 (toll free)

Federal Communications Commission 1-888-225-5322 (toll free)

Federal Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357 (toll free)

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