How to identify a fraudulent Bingo site

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There are a lot of great online Bingo sites out there. We’re obviously one of them. And we admit that we’re up against some great competition (though, let’s face it, we offer better promotions and customer service than the others).

But just as there are loads of really great Bingo sites, there are fly-by-night sites that exist only to steal your hard-earned money. We’re talking about fraudulent Bingo sites. They look slick, with excellent graphics and appealing promotions. But they fall into one of two categories:

1) They exist to steal your personal information and credit card details.

or

2) They take precautions with your personal info, but they’ll never pay you winnings should you come out on top.

Scary stuff, right? So how do you know which sites are safe and which ones are fraudulent? We’ve got a quick guide, right here.

Slow Customer Service Response Time

Before you play at an online Bingo site, contact customer service with a general question. If they take forever to get back to you, chances are they are fraudulent and don’t really care about their players.

No Norton Safe Web or McAfee Secure rating

There are two big online security companies that check out websites to make sure they don’t contain any malware or sketchy code. Norton is one. McAfee is the other. Both are famous for Internet security products like anti-virus and anti-malware technology that keeps your PC or Mac safe. Look for a rating at the bottom or a logo from either company. If the logo is there, you can trust the site. If it’s not, it could be a sign that the website is fraudulent and has something to hide.

Few Payout Options

If a site only lets you withdraw by bank wire or personal check, something is definitely awry. Look for payment options at the bottom of the page. A reputable online Bingo site should let you withdraw through 3rd party payment processors, like Neteller, MoneyBookers, and P2P transfers.

No Free Play Option

Sites that don’t let you play for free likely have something to hide. Fraudulent bingo sites want you to make a deposit at all costs, so there’s no way they’re going to let you play free games. Stay away from them.

Trust your gut

A site can look great, but something might seem off. Perhaps you can’t put your finger on it, but it just doesn’t feel right. Trust your instincts and play elsewhere. There are plenty of great sites, including ours, so hop online and discover an online Bingo site you can trust.