I'm making this thread to warn other affiliates about a scammer named Knut
Mid June 2010
He made a request post in the rakeback thread and I emailed him. He claimed to be a high volume mid stakes limit player.
At first he seemed like a really polite guy chatting a bit about random stuff. After a while he asked if he could lend some money through buddy transfer so he could start playing directly instead of waiting for cashout. (Warning bells go off)
End June 2010
To make sure I'm not being scammed I ask him for his facebook which I got. Then I asked for his cell phone number, which was correct according to facebook and kvasir.no (norweigan service for finding peoples telephonenumber/adress etc.)
I also asked for a webcam session so I could see him to make sure it was him at the pictures at Facebook, which it was.
He also sent me an SMS.
Naive as I am I thought this should be enough. I transferred like €800 and went ahead to rail him playing 5/10 limit while chatting at the same time. He seemed liek a solid player, if not a winner, at least breakeven from what I could tell. He also referred to old account where he had won rake races before.
Some hours passed by and he had some pretty sick suckouts actually and he begged for more money. So, still naive, I transferred some more.
The next day I saw that he had raked ~€500 which was great for me as an affiliate, everything looked great. Two days later it was time for him to transfer the money back according to our agreement. His excuse was ofc that he had not recieved his cashout yet. So I contacted support to see if he had cashed out, which he had. Now I knew he had scammed me.
I posted on his Facebook that he had stolen money from me, 10min later he had deleted his FB account.
I called the police and they directed me to swedish department of http://www.intrum.co.uk/
which handles cash flow between clients and company. Since I have my own company they thought it would be a good idea to send Knut a bill of the exact amount he owed me (~€4k). He got seven days to pay until it goes further to inkasso. (in summary inkasso comes to your house and sell your stuff so you can pay your bills)
This is pretty much where it stands now. I have not seen my money and I highly doubt he will pay it back. However I know he has deposited over €6k at 24h poker casino. So it seems like he is a huge casino fish.
He used the adress email@example.com
for msn when we chat. I assume he has a lot of accounts.
These I know of is:
I would appreciate if MOD could allow me to edit this post as soon as I collect more info.