Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Posted by helen4321: YES FOR SURE THIS S**T IS ALLLLL RIGGED,ALL THE SITES ARE RIGGED,FOR THE PLAYERS THAT UNDERSTAND POKER NO THAT THERE ARE SOOOO MANY BAD BEATS,THAT IS BECAUSE IT CAUSES MORE MONEY IN THE POT THAT MAKES MORE OF A RAKE FOR THE HOUSE,,IF YOU SONT THINK ITS RIGGED THEN YOUR BRAIN WASHED AND HOOKED BIG TIME TO ON LINE POKER
Well, usually I just laugh and abuse people who write such drible. But your decision to type in NOTHING BUT CAPS HAS COMPELLED ME TO THINK OTHERWISE - WHAT AN EXCELLENT IDEA. WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE TYPE EVERYTHING IN CAPS ITS SO EASY AND FUN TO READ.
ahem, sorry, I shouldn't try to derail any more than dozn01 already has.
OP: That really sucks man - but next time - don't play with the money. Obviously this will lead to trouble. And it makes you look guilty.
Posted by JazzyJeff:
Interesting story Cuon, but i would like to know how is it possible to owe pokerstars money? You never withdrew, and one can't take a loan at stars, so how is it possible to be in the negative??? And if i were you i would drive the 3 hours and pay the guy/girl a visit. Keep us posted and please explain the -1200$. Gl with this mess
My understanding is that this can happen with credit card fraud, I don't know the exact details of how it works, but my understanding is the poker rooms in effect "float" the account when a valid credit card is used - however, if it later turns out to be fraudulent, then the the poker room never actually receives the money and in affect has credited an account with a 'loan'.
------------ Also - out of curiosity - how much of the $900 did you lose ?
Edited by jessthehuman (28 April 2011 @ 23:45 GMT)
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 50 (M)
Ok thx for the explanation Jess, now i get it, was wondering. It doesen't seem really smart for pokerrooms to credit accounts with money before they received money from the CC-company, even if it is a valid card. They are probably to eager to get the depositing player at the tables and open up a window of oppertunity for fraudeurs.
Joined: Feb '10
Age: 38 (M)
Posted by magatt966:
Posted by herrman: I played on Absolute poker 50 dollars freeroll and I won 1 $. With that 1$ I played some tournament with guarantee prize and finished second and won aboute 35$. After that on every tournament I played there were cards 10-2,3-7,6-2,9-2,10-3 etc.. And ofcourse I lost all the money.
yesterday was a beautiful day here and I had a walk, then went to a pub for some beers. But unfortunately I got drunk and spent all my money.
------------ I sent PokerStars another email asking what was going on with my account about 8 hours ago...they said they forwarded it to the security department for revision and action. Lets see how messy this is going to get
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 33 (M)
Now thats a really weird situation. I actually think that your account hasn't been hacked by that guy in Ontario. What would you hack the account of a person, deposit 900 dollars and also leave the same password(basically the password you hacked). I personally think this is a internal Pokerstars problem. Somehow the Pokerstars server linked your account to the account of that guy and the money deposited in his account were transferred to your account. It was also very weird that after you saw the money in your account and you contacted Pokerstars they said it was okay to play with them instead of investigatinf the situation. It smells fishy indeed but i think it's more a technical problem than a security problem. Looking forward to see how you'll solve this problem out but anyways it's always good to get an additional security method than just the password. Good luck and keep us posted!
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
i dont know what really happened there, the sure thing though is that you should never have played with that money. The first thing you had to do was to ask from support to lock down your account till they could reach to the bottom of it. acting likewise you are putting yourself in the middle of it. If you are sure that you are hacked and as you say your email is, you should lock any money accounts you hold over the net. And im not talking about poker only.Cancelling all your credit cards used over the net, and creating new email. Thats what i would do for my own security. Never can be sure about safety over the net. Another thing you need to do is never leaving your email account with messages in, that include registrations, passwords, etc. Cause if they hack your email account and you have all these data lying in there they will not need to hack any further