The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned the public to be wary of suspicious messages pretending to be from online gambling websites and not to disclose personal information to potential scammers offering credit or free spins.
ACMA spokeswoman Fiona Cameron says people should delete the emails if they receive any, and do not respond or click on any links.
“There’s no such thing as free money. Don’t let yourself be conned into believing you have any credit or bonuses with these casinos – you don’t,” she said.
“This is just a phishing expedition to steal your identity or infect your computer with malicious malware. Remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is,” she added.
More than 6000 online gambling scams have been reported since the start of the year. The most common websites the scams claim to be from are Roo Casino, Pokie Spins, Bonza Spins and Syndicate Casino.