Casino spam poses as foolproof betting system

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Online gambling is a huge industry, with many different casinos fighting hard to grab marketshare from their internet competitors. So, it’s perhaps not a surprise to find that some gambling websites are using some ingenious schemes to try and encourage people to visit them.

Take the following spam email I received, for instance.

It pretends to be a reply to an email which I never sent (my guess is that they’re hoping that I as a recipient will simply think the reply has been accidentally sent to me instead of the correct address).

It contains details of what is claimed to be a betting system that will mean “you can win everytime” at roulette:

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? And if you’re a gullible type you might race off to the gambling website it links to, in order to try out this allegedly foolproof system for breaking the casino at roulette.

Unfortunately, however, the system doesn’t work. A quick spot of Googling revealed to me that the trick seems remarkably…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.