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Email fraudsters are increasingly targeting customers of online casinos with phishing attacks. A wave of assaults against punters betting in casinos run from Antigua and the Dutch Antilles shows that attackers are extending their range beyond targets such as online banks and eBay. The trend was picked up by security firm …

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  1. amanfromMars Silver badge
    Alien

    Spring Cleaning.....

    Which all sounds like a Valuable Service Generating Cash Flow ....... a little something the Banks are Failing at. And all it took was a Beta Imagination.

    I wonder where you can Buy IT? Or is IT Sold?

  2. Simon

    Phishing yes, money laundering no

    Online gambling sites are a horrible way to launder money - the sites take a rake plus have sophisticated logging and anti-fraud tools, so it's expensive and there's a risk of having your entire deposit confiscated for good.

  3. Barry

    @ Simon

    Money laundering costs money no matter what way they do it.

    One of the key signs front line staff are taught to look for in money launderers is a willingness to have lots of expensive transactions (layering). Money launderers are often believed to settle for 50% "clean" money as opposed to 100% unusable "dirty" money.

    Can't comment on the logging and anti-fraud tools used by the sites, but as a step in a complicated layering project I don't think they would worry too much. After all, the banks have logging and anti-fraud measures galore but they are heavily (albeit unwillingly) involved in a lot of money laundering.

  4. amanfromMars Silver badge
    Pirate

    Spin Us a Yarn ....... but make IT Kosher to be Believed.

    "After all, the banks have logging and anti-fraud measures galore but they are heavily (albeit unwillingly) involved in a lot of money laundering." ..... By Barry

    Posted Thursday 28th February 2008 17:46 GMT

    Barry,

    Banks know that they are involved in all money laundering. Albeit unwillingly but not unwittingly and it may very well be accepted that it is necessary/absolutely vital for stability.

    And if that be the case, then they could probably tailor their services better to help/mainstream/edutain customers/shareholders/note holders ...... or do they just tend to ignore or prefer to be perceived to ignore its Revenue Streams/Sources.

  5. Curtis W. Rendon
    Flame

    Yet another reason online gambling is silly

    Might as well be banned. Can't trust the game, can't trust the bank.

  6. Waldo
    Coat

    Phishers clean up at online casinos

    Well to me gambling IS throwing your money at some nameless phisher ( casino) anyway.. So the difference is the money leaves the country earlier LOL

    Oh don't tell me the odds in a Casino are in favour of the gambler - my mistake!

    Casino = phish pharm = no difference

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Why bother?

    Just use one of the "Bot clients (that) are programmed to win..."

    AC 'cos it's Monday and I can't be @rsed

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