Sarah Phillips is a former ESPN columnist who was fired from ESPN in 2012 after Deadspin.com wrote an article claiming that Phillips and a partner may be involved in fraud and extortion. She was a freelance sports gambling columnist who used her connections to the Worldwide Leader to hijack a teenager’s Facebook venture. She developed a following in the message boards at Covers.com, a gambling website. Covers gave her a column, and in August 2011, ESPN’s Page 2 came calling
Here are some tips for avoiding sports gambling scams:
- Do your research. Before you buy any sports gambling picks, make sure to do your research and only deal with reputable sources.
- Be wary of anyone who offers you guaranteed wins. There is no such thing as a guaranteed win in sports gambling, so anyone who claims to be able to guarantee you wins is probably a scammer.
- Don’t pay for picks. There are plenty of free sports gambling picks available online. There is no need to pay for picks, especially from someone who you don’t know or trust.
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