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    Online Poker Fraud Exposed

    The lesson here: Book a flight to Vegas and lose your money honestly.

    Aussie exposes online poker rip-off - The Sydney Morning Herald

    In two separate cases, Michael Josem, from Chatswood, analysed detailed hand history data from Absolute Poker and UltimateBet and uncovered that certain player accounts won money at a rate too fast to be legitimate.

    His findings led to an internal investigation by the parent company that owns both sites. It found rogue employees had defrauded players over three years via a security hole that allowed the cheats to see other player's secret (or hole) cards.
    via Slashdot

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    I can't believe people are stupid enough to go to those sites in the first place. To me they're in the same category as porn and every other dodgy site you can name.

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    Really doesn't suprise me that something like this has happened.

    Especially in this day and age, it doesn't matter how many checks are in place to try to stamp out this sort of activity, the criminals will always find a whole in the design and exploit it.

    But i do wonder just how much longer they could of succesfully done what they were doing if people didn't spot there activity's, and they didn't win as often..?

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    sure....blame it on contractors and techs. You cant prove it

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    sure....blame it on contractors and techs. You cant prove it
    The only people who seem to be trying to do that are the shady characters behind the sites?
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    Play poker online? For money?? Uh, how do you know the guys running
    the server arent.....? Oh never mind! Morons.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    Poker at my house next Wednesday. We'll sit at my dining room table. You'll see my money and I'll see yours. I won't ask you for a login or a password or a CC#. I will, however, ask you to BYOB. Fair enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post
    Poker at my house next Wednesday. We'll sit at my dining room table. You'll see my money and I'll see yours. I won't ask you for a login or a password or a CC#. I will, however, ask you to BYOB. Fair enough?

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    Book my ticket too

    On topic; There is no guarantee when using 3rd party servers that any of your information is protected, or any guarantee that what you see going on with your money is true or actual.

    For instance - It would be simple to put up a "Online Poker Site" which only emulates a legitamate poker site and as opposed to you playing against real people, it could all be automated as a sleight-of-hand gesture to steal your cc# or other details.

    92% of australian youths aged 16-24 put too much personal information on social networking sites like facebook and myspace - which ultimately leads to identity theft. If they steal your identity, they can move your funds, get credit in your name etc and basically **** your whole life up.

    Jumping onto these poker sites and any other **** site with the same motivations just takes the work out of it for them.... They dont have to steal anything! Your just handing your details over and saying "have fun, bring her back in once piece would ya" ........


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    Quote Originally Posted by CybertecOne View Post
    Book my ticket too

    On topic; There is no guarantee when using 3rd party servers that any of your information is protected, or any guarantee that what you see going on with your money is true or actual.

    For instance - It would be simple to put up a "Online Poker Site" which only emulates a legitamate poker site and as opposed to you playing against real people, it could all be automated as a sleight-of-hand gesture to steal your cc# or other details.

    92% of australian youths aged 16-24 put too much personal information on social networking sites like facebook and myspace - which ultimately leads to identity theft. If they steal your identity, they can move your funds, get credit in your name etc and basically **** your whole life up.

    Jumping onto these poker sites and any other **** site with the same motivations just takes the work out of it for them.... They dont have to steal anything! Your just handing your details over and saying "have fun, bring her back in once piece would ya" ........


    CTO
    Great point. That is why I always use stolen credit cards when I sign up for these.

    Seriously though, I am with Ouroboros. Poker to me isn't something that would be very fun sitting at a computer. I would rather sit around a table with good friends, smoke a couple of cigars, drink a few beers, and have a good evening. I hardly even play for real money, and when I do it is usually < $5.
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