Scams that involve gambling are a particularly insidious type of scam since they prey upon the human desire to obtain money without a lot of effort. Whether someone is well-off and has a healthy income, or whether someone is poor and is looking to gambling to make money to survive, a gambling scam can happen to anyone. The internet is a breeding ground for illegal gambling websites and groups of scammers netting millions off of unsuspecting gamblers.
The most common way that a gambling website will scam an individual is through the promising of a bet with a reputable gambling source. Unfortunately, the bets promised by the company are never made, and the gambler is simply out of the money that they placed down to bet. These scams are often incredibly hard to prosecute because the websites are operated offshore somewhere that domestic law enforcement can't reach without an incredible hassle or cost. The best way to stay away from potential gambling scams is to not gamble online. If you feel you've been a victim of a gambling scam, visit ScamGuard.com to report your experience or to find out ways to get help.