by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
There are several online casino websites in the industry that players should be wary of. With the industry gaining so much popularity over the years, there are dishonest companies that exist solely to swindle people out of their money. This is not something that exists only in management, as there are other online players guilty of cheating in these types of games. That is why it is crucial for internet casino gambling websites to make use of third party fraud prevention. Fraud is not uncommon in the industry by any means and players won’t have to look far to find several counts of such brought to light.
It can be a risky business gambling online, especially when there is so much personal and financial information being transferred through these online casinos. There are countless opportunities for identity theft online and online gambling provides a prime source for fraudsters to do so. Fortunately there are websites and companies dedicated to the prevention of such happenings. Recently 192.com Business Services and 3rd Man joined together to offer online gaming websites unprecedented protection for ecommerce transaction.
Each company specializes in a certain type of anti-fraud protection and with their partnership; users will see a new level of comfort and safety when gaming online. 192.com’s trump card is the prevention of identity fraud and 3rd Man in identity checks with proprietary fraud prevention technology. They make daily searches of financial transactions for patterns of fraud. Each company has been highly rated in the industry. Paul Simms, 3rd Man CEO states, “By combining our fraud prevention technologies we can now offer one integrated solution that will be even more effective in identifying and preventing fraud… Our mutual aim is to make life easier for fraud managers at ecommerce and online gambling sites.”
In addition to these prevention agencies for the casino management, there are also websites that exist to protect the users from ecommerce disasters. eCOGRA, a non-organization designed to protect user safety in the online casino industry, has recently teamed with casinos like 888.com, LuckyAceCasino.com and LuckyAcePoker.com, awarding them with the “Safe and Fair” online gambling seal. Sites that have this Seal are ideal for gamblers as they assure the most safety in gaming. Along with other anti-fraud based websites like CasinoMeister, eCOGRA provides free arbitration for users who suspect that they may be victims of dishonest activity.
With these recent additions to the safety of online gaming, players can rest well knowing that they are in good hands. When accessing gambling websites, it’s important to look for awards, seals or general association with such companies. Anyone may access eCOGRA’s website for an extensive list of approved websites that undergo annual safety testing, as well as blacklisted sites that have been reported on several occasions to be guilty of fraud. Additionally, if you feel you may be a victim of fraudulent activity, and advocate is available to answer any inquiries. There were 783 dispute mediation requests last year alone with a mere 6% found to be invalid. These sites urge users to report any questionable activity, not only to mediate but to prevent further issue.