November 16, 2021

How to spot a Euro 2020 betting scam

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session at the Illovszky Rudolf stadium in Budapest on June 11, 2021, ahead of their UEFA EURO 2020 football match against Hungary. Photo: FERENC ISZA / AFP via Getty Images

UEFA Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday after being delayed for a year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is running from 11 June to the final at Wembley in London on 11 July, across 11 different countries. Some of the other host cities include Glasgow, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Munich and Rome.

As with most sporting events, the competition will see a huge amount of sports betting, and although it is a legitimate industry, there will be a number of scammers looking to take advantage of people eager to place a bet.

Here are the top things to look out for:

Fraud and identity theft

Fraud can happen both on and offline, however, online fraudulent activity has been on the rise since the…

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