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Email Scam Alert

Posted on:  December 07, 2022


The Gambling Commission was notified there’s been a payment redirect fraud incident related to billing requests sent from the Gambling Commission to outside entities. In this incident, the email account requesting payment was disguised to look as if it were from a Gambling Commission employee’s state agency email account.

We would like to remind our licensees and partners to remain vigilant and follow these suggestions:

  • Review the domain name the email address is coming from (the part after the @ symbol in an email address) to ensure it is from
  • Reach out to the agency individual sending the email if you have any questions or concerns about the email.
  • Do not reply to the original email – start a new email chain if the form was received via email.

If this sounds familiar, or if you have any questions, please contact us.


Telephone: 360-486-3440 (toll free 800-345-2529) option 8, then option 1

Media Contact: 

Public Information Officer
Washington State Gambling Commission