News Archive

Search nearly 60,000 unique Daily News articles. For simple searches type a word or a name (example: Cox Plate). For advanced searches separate words by commas (example: Lonhro, Snowden, Rosehill).

Newsletter

Sign up here to receive Feature Files updates from Breeding&Racing.




On-Line Scam Targets UK Site

Friday, 1st July 2005

Meanwhile "just 3 weeks after Betfair clients were targeted by an email scam called 'phishing', UK Totesport customers were targeted in a similar fashion," reported racenews.co.uk. Totesport "reacted quickly, informing clients by email that it never asks for personal information about clients' accounts, such as passwords". Totesport clients were asked in the scam email to click on a link, otherwise their account would be closed; emails such as these "are sent to try & elicit passwords to accounts & therefore allow access for fraud & the stripping from accounts of funds being held in them". Totesport spokesman Damien Walker warned: "Our security department picked up the (scam) email & we immediately sent an email to all our customers informing them that we would never ask for such sensitive information in this way.

« Previous
Return to
1st July 2005 News
Next »