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Old 01-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

Name: Brandon Barnes
Screenames: CompleteDonk, TheMatadorCC
Profile: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/members/87807/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CompleteDonk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonBarnes?fref=ts
Pocket 5s: http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/completedonk/
Hendon Mob: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=220629

I started this thread to gather information about where Brandon can be found and who / what he owes people.

Looks like quite a few people from the forum have been had by this guy. I am currently owed $5000 from Brandon, I sent funds on stars around 3 weeks ago and have still not received a bank transfer from him.

Brandon seems to be a reasonably well know poker poker with both online and live success.

I would hope Brandon will appear and pay people back but he seems to of disappeared.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

he owns me 2890$. but guys really? cant you reply on trades earlier? 3 weeks... comon get your ass up - if i didnt post yesterday he would scam more and more... dudes wake up!
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

Hey, sorry to hear. I would of put a post up but I agreed with him to send after the holidays. His payment is only actually a few days late to me (was expecting it on the 6th).

Seems like he owes a lot of people and gave them all the run around.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

always thought kid was a scumbag

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/16...esday-1176518/
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:31 PM   #5
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

I sent him a lot more boa than just those xfers i posted on hsnl going back for a while. So it's possible that 3 weeks ago thing was also sent to me.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

Isn't this the insecure kid who likes to brag and show off such as how much tournament winnings he had live before the age of 19 or something and he was 19 or so? I think this kid looks like hes 12 if im not mistaken?


And creating a thread about how he couldnt attend the wsop this year because of age restrictions? Instead of just saying how he cant play in wsop because he isn't old enough or not even mention it all, he mentioned age restrictions so to make himself look good or something? This kid sounds really insecure. I couldnt stop laughing at that thread of his.
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

I can find him fairly easily.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

After reading the first few posts I feel like this story is relevant so I will share it.

I have staked people for the past 4-5 years, a few years back Brandon asked for a stake for 2/4-10/20 NLHE and high stakes MTTs. We talked a couple times but I ended up declining. I think I have talked to him once or twice since then.

The other day (maybe 1-2 weeks ago) he IMed me, probably for the first time in a year or so, and was acting realllllly weird. He was spelling every other word wrong and typing weird things. It was so odd that I just came out and said "It feels like you've been hacked, I'm not sending you any money so don't waste your time." He responded with "lol I've just been up 30 hours straight is all. I'll send you a message on 2p2 to prove it's me." He did so.

We talked for a little bit, he told me he went on a huge heater about a year ago (which checks out) and has been on a huge downswing since.

The conversation as a whole was pretty strange, probably because he was up for a long time. But he kept giving me freerolls for $100, like "guess what I'm eating right now 3 guesses, $100 freeroll" and "guess my weight +-5 pounds, $100 freeroll", etc. I really felt the whole time like he was going to ask me for something. Eventually, he kind of did. He asked me if I did live staking a couple of times and made mention several times that the 2/5 games around him were super soft and how he wished he had the bankroll to play them. Although he never directly asked me for a stake, it felt like he was asking.

I write this story because like I said it was extremely strange to me at the time and when I read the OP it made more sense. I've never done any business with Brandon so I can't say he is a scammer, or has malicious intent, but given the information in the posts before me and the timing of his conversation with me, I think it's safe to say people should avoid doing business with him until these issues above are sorted out.

GL to those who he owes money to.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:09 PM   #9
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

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I made a deal with him a week ago where I sent him Stars and he was supposed to wire me BoA the next day, and I have yet to see anything. He is not responding to my messages either.
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Obv too late, but dont do business with Brandon. I wish i could expand on this, but yeah. the word seems to be out there now.
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I'll also note that at some point along this chain he tried to get me to send BOA first for his stars and I declined because (thankfully) I believe Marty/Thelipofund (may have been someone else) told me he was not to be trusted. I imagine I would have been scammed otherwise as well.
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brandon barnes escrowed money for a fantasy football league a year ago and still owes money from that.
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also owed money from Brandon Barnes / TheMatadorCC. 5k trade that was to be sent back at the end of a session. 5.5 weeks ago. finally after 3 weeks of stalling and excuses about sickness and his backer not reloading him, he started making payments. he made 2 payments, and is/was 2 payments away from being clear. he's late this week, i guess i know why...
Is there a reason no one spoke up before OP? Does HSNL/MTTc have that Blue Code of Silence thing going on where they don't out their own?
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:14 PM   #10
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

... yep thats one thing right now that makes me angry the most. For me its a very big amount of money in the moment and have to pay rent and bills and have no clue right now how to pay for that stuff. I wouldnt care much at all when this happens a few years ago when i had solid income from poker , but iam currently looking for a new job etc. so in the moment iam totally lost. Iam Angry about myself to make a "trade" with him and very pissed of the guys that had troubles with him before and have never ever mentioned it here. if that happen i wouldnt be scammed and wouldnt have to take another job or something similiar to get something to eat/pay my bills.
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

Yeah I am not sure why nobody made posts before. I only clicked something was up when I looked in the highstakes xfer thread and realised my payment was a couple of days late. I do a bunch of trades and sometimes they take a little longer than planned.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

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Isn't this the insecure kid who likes to brag and show off such as how much tournament winnings he had live before the age of 19 or something and he was 19 or so? I think this kid looks like hes 12 if im not mistaken?


And creating a thread about how he couldnt attend the wsop this year because of age restrictions? Instead of just saying how he cant play in wsop because he isn't old enough or not even mention it all, he mentioned age restrictions so to make himself look good or something? This kid sounds really insecure. I couldnt stop laughing at that thread of his.
Sounds like the same guy...

There is plenty of info about him in his well;

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/61...-well-1006381/
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

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Sounds like the same guy...

There is plenty of info about him in his well;

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/61...-well-1006381/

I can't stop laughing at that first sentence.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #14
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We made a prophet one time on number of entrants a couple days in advance and he paid me
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #15
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Re: Brandon Barnes / CompleteDonk / TheMatadorCC Scammer?

well, i waited bc my choices were to out him and save other people while 100% screwing myself out of $5k, or try and work with him and have a better shot at my $5k. I chose the latter, and it resulted in a $3k recovery. I am sorry that other people got taken by the dude, but I stand by my decision and would do it again. If I don't hear from him by the end of the day, I'll post all of his relevant information that I have here. Email, BBM, AIM, Phone #.

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