Most Internet users are aware of the dangers of entering banking information online. Many of these users need security help and some don’t even know.
More than just banking, people use sites that charge money, offer sports betting and more, and all of this requires some minimal online banking. A user who shops or buys without protective software is opening up their banking information to be stolen.
There are several ways a gamer can be protected while procuring online funds with minimal banking.
- First of all, everyone needs an anti-virus program and there are several that are free and easy to use; one of them is AVG 2011. It is a very popular, useful and effective tool that many experts recommend.
- Next is password safety. Have a different password for each casino or website that asks for it. Using the same password for all sites is an easy way to have a password that’s unforgettable to the user, but it’s an invitation to criminal hackers into all the sites. Make it at least 7 characters and mix up numbers, letters and punctuation.
- E-wallets are a very easy, safe way to play at most casinos and sites for sports betting. The user deposits funds into the e-wallet once and plays with that money so the bank information is only accessed one time.
- Scammers and phishers will call on the telephone and say they are from the online sports betting sites or banks, and they’ll require personal information and account numbers and/or passwords. Never trust them! Any reputable gaming site or bank would never ask for passwords or account numbers, so be aware.
Use common sense and stay safe.