Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
lol I never get tired of these threads. Seriously, a no deposit bonus forum is a terrible place to try and trade money anonymously on the Internet without being scammed.
If ever you want to conduct business like this, go somewhere like 2+2 where people actually having trading history / reputations and if you're on the level and willing to trade first, you'll probably come through ok.
Sending ~$200 to the first taker on a no deposit forum is asking for trouble.
Also - not saying I think Peter is a thief or that hmidou is a liar or scammer. But in regards to Peter, I've been around this forum long enough to see PLENTY of long-term regulars fucking someone else over and everyone else saying "oh, but he's been around for ages, he would never do anything like that" and then it turns out they did do something exactly like that.
Haha Flangel anyone?? lol - search flangel on this site, you can spend a day reading that story.
Anyway - I could count the people on this forum with I would trust with a trade on one or two fingers to be honest, nothing against the rest of you, but I'm just going by those I know outside of this forum (on the sites) to be decent, winning regs.
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 56 (M)
Posted by XBlindSoul: It seems as though you have transferred the money to peter successfully. I don't play there, can anyone verify that once its posted that it has been transferred to that user?
Yeah that looks right, seems like Peter received the money.
The thing to consider is that just because someone is a forum regular it doesn't necessarily mean that they can be trusted. The amount of cash involved here, though not huge, is still substantial and losing contact with a handful of online acquaintances that you don't really know anyway might not seem like such a high price to pay for that cash.
I honestly hope it works out but it might be best just to consider that cash lost now.
Joined: Dec '12
Age: 44 (M)
Posted by magatt966: I personally suggest to people going to involve into this transactions to be careful. You could receive PS money from a stolen account or from a collluder or cheater account and then you might have your account banned/closed and all your money in it seized.
Not sayint it IS the case but it's a possibility.
So consider your are taking this risk for $40: is it worth it?
Sorry hmidou nothing personal with you: I'm just sharing my opinion with the community.
Here is my report about this situation:
Yes, I thought the same as magatt. I was very scared about if this is a stolen money or something is wrong. That is why I waited the email of PokerStars that the cahout is successful. When I received that the email confirming that the cashout is successful, I realised that this guy actually won his money honestly. But I was suspitious. I wanted proof. I though, if something goes wrong PokerStars can ban my account. Thank God everything is fine.
He sent me $215 yesterday, he told me to play 10 minutes and then cashout $175. I played Zoom (240 hands) for 10 minutes and made $20 profit and made 50 points. Then I cashout $175. I received an email from Pokerstars that they are working on my cashout. Oh God I was really very nervious, because I waited the second PokerStars email confirming that the cashout is successful. That second email, confirming the successful cashout I received 5:00 p.m EET.
OMG, dude I am not a thief! I would never permit to play with someone's else money. It is against my own rules. Now I am waiting the money to arrive to my VISA card and when it comes to my VISA card I will send you the money immediately via Western Union! Yes, it is true I told you I will give you from my own money, but please understand me, I was suspicious. I thought and I was scared to death that I will not be allowed to cashout the money because of breaking the PokerStars T&C. So, I waited the second PokerStars email confirming that everything is fine. I am happy that you allowed me to play 10 minutes before cashout, this was very important, because if I didn't play the cashout would be rejected. So, I made a profit + 50 points and this is important for the successful cashout as well.
Thanks to all your support guys. Thanks to magatt, demo and all others, but I must confess I did a risky operation for $40 because I don't know this guy and I thought that my PokerStars account could be banned if the money are not won by honest way.
Because here at his profile it is shown that he is from Switzerland, but I have to send the money in France. Ok, now he lives in France. Nothing suspicious. But I know the phone code of France is +33 and he gave me a number which is not starting with the french code, so as demo said, one red flag appeared in my head and I wanted to see that money will come in by VISA card and then give it back to him.
The conclusion is that guy seems to be a nice guy, but...... I don't know how to say it. He has addicted problems (he lost a lot of money at the casino) and he really needs some help.
So, hmidou don' worry mate when I get the money in my VISA card I will enter in skype or call you to give you the Western Union code. This could be today or tommorow. I hope saturday and sunday is not a problem for VISA when waiting money?
Now I will take a shower and I will go to the ATM machine to see if the money is in my card, if I receive it, I will send it immediately, via Western Union.
At the end, that guy needs all our support to overcome his addicted habbits, and if we can help one person, we help the whole planet!
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 25 (M)
Not here to back anyone up or something but OHHHH BOYYY THAT SHET escalated quickly ^-^well i just hope everything will turn out right and all of us will be BEEESTTTTTT friends forever again -_- well peace guys and hope you figure your crap out
Joined: Feb '11
Age: 28 (M)
Peter, I think what you did here is pretty idiotic acting, no offence. The person receiving offered a decent fee,of course there is a risk to be taken,but if you don't trust it then just don't agree to trading. Instead you freeroll the $40 fee you've been offerred. In my oppinion yoi should give him the full $215 back because IMO you didn't fullfil your part of the transaction correctly,or at least it didn't help him at all.
Now about hmidou,that transactiin history looks very fishy to me, why multiple small deposits through various methodes? And for the 48h cashout block,you could have asked pokerstars to make an acception,I'm sure they do it, I myself have no cashout block anymore (if I deposit via paysafecard I can immediatly cash out to skrill).
Btw,the cash out having gone through does not prove everything is alright, sometimes pokerstars needs a few days to verify deposits,and if it indeed was a deposit that deserves "red flag" they can credit your balance with a minus,to be balanced with a deposit.