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Online Poker Cheater Reported To The Police - By His Parents!

Tags: china police, fraud, online poker cheater.
Posted on 01 April 2014 by "T".

A 12-year-old boy was caught red handed cheating at online poker last week when police officers raided his home in Tianjin, China. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was reported to the authorities over a month ago by his own parents who had started to get suspicious when their son booked a trip for the whole family to Las Vegas. It didn't take long before they found out that he had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars at online poker by using a homebuilt device to cheat against other players.

Police investigators didn't take the case seriously at first, but fuel was added to the fire when several poker sites contacted them about a mysterious poker player from Tianjin who suddenly had started to win huge amounts against the top pros. The police's IT-experts started to look into the case two weeks ago and last week they finally managed to track down the IP-addresses from where the boy had been playing poker from.

Ying Sung, the head of investigations at Tianjin's police station, said in a statement, "We are happy to finally put this case to rest. We have confiscated 3,079,240 CNY (about $500,000) and the victims of this young man are soon to be repaid in full by each individual poker site. Luckily for this boy, he is too young for a prison sentence nor will he or his family receive a fine."

Ying Sung described the cheating device used by 12-year-old boy as something taken from a science-fiction movie...

"He had built a USB-based device from old computer spares and a Game Boy that allowed him to pick up different frequencies corresponding his opponents hole cards. I have never seen anything like it before. It was like something taken from a science-fiction movie. From now on, I hope that this young, bright boy will dedicate his electronics and computer skills to statutory purposes only."

 


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16 comments on "Online Poker Cheater Reported To The Police - By His Parents!"


 doubletop77701/04/2014 10:05:29 GMT
I am very dubious about this story {it is April 1st after all}. If it is true then they should think about making a film about this because it sounds amazing.Still have my doubts but i hope its true
 lukasb01/04/2014 10:43:36 GMT
Yes it is true and how can i know?
I am that Chinese boy
 bowie198401/04/2014 10:56:19 GMT
Its aprils fools of course.
Still I had wished for a minute that next he'll build a time machine with spare parts of iphones from the foxconn factories.
There is nothing more romantic than ruling spacetime from your garage.
 ddblt197001/04/2014 12:03:28 GMT
Seems very realistic.
Big Smile Big Smile


 Heskor01/04/2014 14:50:49 GMT
lol those Chinese people are weird, they should have let their son continue to play the poker games maybe he would have been the next Stu lol. Anyway nice piece of news and we can see how strict education is in China and parents too. Anyway that kid gonna be a legend and thank god he is minor or he will be arrested hope he uses his skills in a good way!
 highyeah01/04/2014 15:55:01 GMT
It's truly weird to hear about an underage chinese who is cheating in poker and what makes me looling is that his parents told the police about his cheating after he booked a trip for them to Las Vegas !
This guy is a genious ! keep going kid but don't sit at the same table as me Tongue
 xxxpokerxxx101/04/2014 16:17:50 GMT
even if its not true,I almost never sit at a table with a player from china,just never know,I will actually watch there play before I play at that table.
 noonlion01/04/2014 20:55:08 GMT
Fuckin April fools shit EVERYWHERE.
Although it would not surprise me if this were real. Surely someone somehwere has to be doing this sort of stuff. The trick is not getting caught and greedy - nearly impossible for any human.
 damosk02/04/2014 07:09:26 GMT
I don't get it! What isso foolishr remarkable about people cheating at online poker? Yeh I get the twist with it being a kid wo treated his parents to a Vegas trip, but what is really so surprising about people cheating at online poker?
 ddblt197002/04/2014 18:57:45 GMT
Dude, it was aprils fools day.

 riksarider02/04/2014 19:56:11 GMT
Shit fuck, there are people here who actually believed that one Big Smile
 demodawggy03/04/2014 03:13:28 GMT
Hey,....it's a plausible story...!

Fraudsters seeing hole cards,...done before...

Youngsters hacking secure sites and networks like the Pentagon and the White house... Been done...

I Googled a few key words,...and the ONLY place with this story... BankrollMob....

Good one....! Big Smile <hahaaa.... Thumbs Up
 Fakiry03/04/2014 10:50:20 GMT
Parents only got "suspicious" by having the 12 year old son booking trip for all the family to Vegas? Wow, i don't know what i should write about this. If i consider it too much for a 12 year old kid, some of you may call me antique, if i criticize his parents others can say they just act acording to the law. That just happened in my country when we had a dictator rulling... but i don't know if we already have 12 year old kids with enough capabilities to get enough money online to pay a trip for 3 or 4 to Vegas. We have the technology, but i don't know about the brains...
 bowie198403/04/2014 12:44:01 GMT
Posted by Fakiry:
Parents only got "suspicious" by having the 12 year old son booking trip for all the family to Vegas? Wow, i don't know what i should write about this. If i consider it too much for a 12 year old kid, some of you may call me antique, if i criticize his parents others can say they just act acording to the law. That just happened in my country when we had a dictator rulling... but i don't know if we already have 12 year old kids with enough capabilities to get enough money online to pay a trip for 3 or 4 to Vegas. We have the technology, but i don't know about the brains...

Dude chill out, read the previous posts.
This was a work of fiction, it appeared on 1st of April.

Btw in real life no chinese authority would struck down on this kid, they would simply confiscate his device, made a million copy of it and putting all of them up on ebay for 5 bucks. They would ship right out from Hongkong with surface mail.
 Macubaas04/04/2014 19:54:33 GMT
I do not think the news is true, i mean not that the parents decided to turn him in but i do not think that from some old parts you can create such a device...

You need to have acces to the site servers to see hole cards or to have a spybot in your opponent pc!
 ddblt197004/04/2014 19:55:56 GMT
Actually, for a few minutes I was thinking about the device

and how it could be working...

And then I have realized that was 1st of April. Big Smile Big Smile

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