Fraudulent Australian Gamblers Anonymous Website Promoted Sports Betting Page
Problem gamblers in Australia looking for help were tricked into visiting an online gambling site. Fraudulent Australian Gamblers Anonymous Website Promoted Sports Betting Page
Gambling addicts in Australia searching for web based addiction support were browsing to the very legitimate sounding gamblersanonymous.com.au, but what they saw upon entering the site was very likely more than they bargained for.
Visitors entering the Gamblers Anonymous site were immediately redirected to a sports betting page, with headlines that extolled, “Place a Bet Now!” The page contained banner advertisements for some of Australia’s largest sports betting websites, such as Sportsbet.com.au, Centrebet.com.au and Sportingbet.com.au.
Gamblersanonymous.com.au is now offline. It is owned by bookmaker.com.au, an agency that performs marketing services for online gambling ventures. Bookmaker.com.au would receive payment whenever a visitor to gamblersanonymous.com.au clicked through to one of the sports betting sites advertised.