Safe Depositing – What To Look For

One of the most important issues when dealing with casinos on the internet (besides withdrawals, of course) is making sure that your money gets to your account safely and securely. You don’t want to money to get lost or stolen on the way or your account information to be compromised. While mistakes can happen, they are usually very minor accidents that can be resolved with a quick phone call or email. However, how do you avoid the terrible circumstance when money is lost or stolen?

Common Deposit Issues

Transaction Errors: Rarely, numbers can get mixed up when being transferred. When you expected to transfer $100, only $10 makes it into your account. Normally, this is a mistake on the part of the sender (forgetting a zero). Very rarely does money simply vanish during transit. If this happens, check your payment account and your online gambling account to verify where the money went.

Fraud: You may find that the reputable gambling site into which your money went was actually a scam meant to rob you of your hard earned cash. On many occasions, there is no way to get your money back. However, depending on your payment method, you can sometimes file a complaint against the company and receive restitution.

Transfer Delays: If it is taking an unusual amount of time for your money to show up in your account, don’t panic. Delays can occur when money is passed through multiple security checks. If your money is still not available after an hour, you might need to begin investigating with the recipient and your payment company to see why the money has not yet arrived.

Identity Theft: With the ease of the internet came the criminals out to take as much as they can. Most reputable casinos employ a variety of encryption methods to prevent this from happening. While this problem usually has nothing to do with the practices of any particular casino, most casinos can help you to regain your money (and your identity) before any serious harm is done.

Depositing Money Safely

There are several things that you can do to prevent any of the common deposit problems from occurring. By employing this method, you will be very unlikely to suffer monetary loss after a deposit.

1. Research your casino. If they are blacklisted anywhere on the internet, you may want to look elsewhere. Look for licenses and auditor guarantees when choosing a website. If a website seems shady or gives vague information on their homepage or FAQ, steer clear.

2. Make a small initial deposit. You may not want to make a $2,000 deposit to any casino on your first run. Some (but certainly not all) casinos offer enormous first deposit bonuses to convince you to make enormous introductory deposits. Unfortunately, they may have no intention of ever letting you receive the bonus, let alone see your money again. Modest bonuses are easier to cash out. If it looks too good to be true, it very likely is.

3. Direct credit card deposits. The best and safest way to make deposits to casinos online is by using a company that deals with such deposits like Neteller, Moneybooker, etc. These companies can resolve disputes for you quickly. Your credit card company may not be as cooperative.

4. Set up a separate account. One of the safest ways to deposit money online is to filter it through a separate account meant only for that purpose. That way, if you do get robbed, the criminal cannot tap into your other resources. If you have an account that you use to fund other aspects of your life (beyond gambling on the internet), do not use that account to make deposits. You may find yourself losing more than your deposit in the event of theft.

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