Beware of Account Scams
Scams have been around for a long time, and they continue to evolve as technology advances. Fraudsters use various tactics to cheat people out of their money, and it is essential to be aware of these tactics to avoid falling victim to them. In this article, we will expose some of the most common scams, explain how they work, and offer preventive measures to help you protect yourself It is crucial to stay informed and vigilant to avoid being scammed.
The most recent form of scam has been promises to deposit a huge amount of money into a customer's account (for example, US$11,000), but the customer would have to pay an "activation fee" in turn (for example, US$200). The scammers also go a step further to show the customer a counterfeit "MWOS deposit slip," which is similar to our deposit slips. They then cover the deposit ID (which is fake) to persuade you that the deposit has been made. The client is told to make a deposit of the "activation fee" in a different MWOS account. Once they make the deposit, the customer is then blocked by the scammer.
Also, be careful when you are making withdrawals in the betting shop. Fraudsters stand behind you and then take down your details and claim withdrawal codes.
As you scroll on different social media platforms, you might come across pictures of bet slips with huge winnings and large amounts in their accounts. When you inquire about how they manage to make such winnings, they will ask you to pay them in order for them to give you "sure odds." These tickets are usually photo-shopped to lure you in. Once you pay them, they will either block you or give you fake selections, which you will eventually lose and cost you your money.
HOW TO AVOID GETTING SCAMMED
- Never share your account details with anyone, i.e., your user ID, phone number, and login details. MWOS will never ask you for your account log-in details, i.e., your password and phone number.
- When making your withdrawals in the betting shop, make sure no one is suspiciously standing behind you, and share your details with the teller confidentially.
- Never deposit into anyone else’s account for them. They are likely to be scamming you.
- There is a lot of fake news. Always be careful when people claim to have sure wins or ask for money in exchange for anything betting-related.
- Report any suspicious behavior to our customer service or ask for the manager in any of our branches. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org