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Old 10-31-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

Here are twoarticles in 2 non poker related media about a poker scam (the medias are the Austrian Broadcast Company (ORF), "Der Standard" - one of the most important daily newspaper in Austria

http://noe.orf.at/news/stories/2507522/
Mod edit, Google translation:
http://translate.google.com/translat...s%2F2507522%2F


http://derstandard.at/1319181650052/...-Kriminalisten

mod edit, translation: http://translate.google.com/translat...-Kriminalisten

Short recap:

Apparently a German player resident in the UK has installed a Trojan on the Pcs of a Swiss and Austrian player and stole them 400k, seeing their holecards.

They confronted him with that at the Poker EM in Baden in Austria

The office of the district attorney is investigating

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

Max Ashkar,originally from Munic,living in London,scammed his "friend" Ronny Kaiser and a lot more high stake players for 7 digit amount.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

greaaaat! more good news.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

I wonder why this is not a huge thing on 2p2 yet, because it is certainly the biggest scam pulled of by a player (not an operator of a site) in the history of online poker.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

Sounds similar to what happened to Johnny Lodden - was that ever proven?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

mods should change thread title perhaps
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #7
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

That throwing ever new poker fraud is not exactly positive light on the industry, a current hot story shows derstandard.at According to a report by a Swiss and a Viennese have refunded on display last Thursday:

The reason: A German player had cheated them by a pre-installed Trojans to an enormous sum of money at online poker. This made it possible for him to see the hole cards of his "friends" and to beat them a huge profit.

The Swiss had lost in recent weeks by U.S. $ 350,000 ( 247 175), the Wiener $ 40,000 (28 249 ) to the Germans living in England. As luck would have it, all three parties concerned in the Poker EM in Baden were present. Like the city police announced the alleged victims made ​​their way into the hotel room of the Germans "and put him there under pressure to confess." Allegedly gave the German players to his deeds also, however, recanted his statements before the officials on the grounds of the other two players to be coerced.

The Casinos Austria responded immediately and proclaimed a nationwide ban on casino the alleged fraudster. Currently, the cell phones and computers under investigation by the state office of criminal investigations and initiated on suspicion of Internet fraud against the Germans and the coercion and deprivation of liberty against the Vienna and the Swiss. Hochgepokert.com currently trying to contact persons on site to bring light into darkness.


This is the translation from this http://www.hochgepokert.com/2011/10/...aft-ermittelt/ site. May be not complete right translation, but i think its understandable.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

another site wrote it was $500k and $350k.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:58 PM   #9
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

one of the victims?

http://www.pokertableratings.com/sta...arch/1-ronnyr3
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:59 PM   #10
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

How is this not getting more attention?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #11
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

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How is this not getting more attention?
Because the article just came out today?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:09 PM   #12
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He is the highest playing swiss poker player. So it is very likely its him
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #13
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

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He is the highest playing swiss poker player. So it is very likely its him
He (Ronny K) was mentioned in the pre-edited OP, so aye it's him.

Also is this https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/19...ng-ftp-773642/ a completely unrelated high-stakes PLO trojan scam or some connection?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:22 PM   #14
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

Great, more good news for poker...
How many scams is it this year ? 100 ?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:30 PM   #15
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

he scammed our house for 100k+ alone, all together he made at least 2millions probably a lot more
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:31 PM   #16
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

who is ur house
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:38 PM   #17
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

how did he "install" the trojans? and how the hell did they [the victims] not notice it sooner? did he just "hey bro, let me deactivate ur fw/av real quick so I can surf some shady ass porn here for a while on ur pc, and u know, I have to fap so u probably shouldn't be here"?
yes, way too lazy to read google translate articles.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:40 PM   #18
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

with an usb stick, done in seconds
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #19
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

What screen names did he use?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #20
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this is exactly what the poker world needs right now.. sweet...
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #21
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

so ur one of the victims? I guess u mean "grind house" when u say "our house"? no av or fw?

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:07 PM   #22
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

I didnt loose a lot since I play cap games only and seeing my hole cards issnt that much of an advantage there ^^
my roommates didnt have that luck and lost a lot more and av/fw dont help much vs custom trojans installed locally...
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:17 PM   #23
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

creepy.
so u know this retard irl? where are you from?
and afaik the av still helps but since I don't know what he installed I can't say for sure. I'd be freaking out tho. hell, I'm almost freaking out right now and deleting all my n00ds (teehe). sorry this happened to you :<
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:20 PM   #24
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re: Max Ashkar fugitive from law after scamming huge sums from online poker world via trojan.

What accounts did the cheating?
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