Marc Wright aka dean23price scammed me for 4850€ (6077$/£3898 - xe.com 05/07/2012).
In March/April 2012 I won a seat into EPT Berlin Main Event which I had planned to goto alone.
On 13th April 2012 I got a message from Marc Wright asking if I would be willing to room share. I agreed to this free of charge with the condition that he gets a couple of room service meals/dinners in and we'd both be happy. I'd never met him previously but am a generous guy and thought I would try help out a fellow poker professional.
Marc arrived the night before the tournament and we decided to grind some mtts online. After the session we talked about swapping for EPT Berlin.
He wanted to do a deal where we would give the other person their buyin back if they reached the final table. I didn't really want to do this as I would prefer a FT sweat if either of us got there.
I asked if we could swap 5% instead which he agreed upon.
I busted in the last couple levels of the day. Marc went on to final table the event.
My brother came over to visit so on the day of the final table I railed the first 30 minutes then went to do some sight seeing. As I was on my way back to the rail I read on pokernews that he'd busted. I sent him a few messages saying unlucky etc and asking if he wanted to meet up. No response.
Instantly I'm feeling bad vibes but I hoped he was all good and he just wanted to get home as fast as possible - understandable.
I get home and message Marc, he says we did not swap a full 5%:
He offers to send me the money tomorrow (how much I don't know?) on the 29th April:
Marc then goes on to say he can't send the money in one lump sum and that he has to send in installments, offering only 3000€ instead of the full 4850€ owe:
Marc suggests getting a neutral to 'referee' the situation, surely its black and white?
Marc offers me 2000$ as payment for our swap:
19th June, I ask Marc to pay me, he agrees.
22nd and 25th June, I try to contact Marc again to ask for payment, agrees once more.
There are more instances of Marc offering to make payment, but I thought these were enough screenshots.
As of 10th July 2012 I am still waiting for any funds to be paid to myself, despite Marc making multiple offers to pay less than the full 5%.
It's a shame because the guy is a top bloke, I stupidly trusted him thinking he'd put these scams behind him, but this obviously is not the case.
Please don't deal with this guy.
- I swapped 5% with Marc Wright aka dean23price in the EPT Berlin Main Event.
- Marc goes on to final table which is good for 97,000€
- Marc leaves after busting back for the UK without speaking or messaging me.
- Marc claims he does not have 100% of himself and is therefore unwilling to pay me the full 5% which we agreed to swap.
- I am offered 3000€ instead of the full 4850€ he is owe me.
- Marc repeatedly says he will transfer the money to me and fails to do so.
- Marc offers to make smaller payment (2000$ = 32.9% of what we agreed to swap) multiple times and as yet has still failed to do so.