There’s many reasons why people end up looking for a tipster. You would think that most of those looking for such services are punters, but it might just not bet the case. Why? Simply because punters focus on getting more money, not paying more. Which are the industries main clients then? Investors, businessmen or whatever else you’d like to call them. Why them? Because they are aware of the fundamentals of any business: investment and return. Punter’s don’t go on that road. The word investment tends to miss from their vocabulary.
How it’s performed
Tipsters have many clients that don’t control this area of expertise very well. This is what makes it easy for them to pull off different types of scams. Probably one of the most efficient tipster scams in the world is the Split Email List Scam. Let me show you how it works:
1. The hustler buys a 10,000 gambling targeted email list;
2. He then chooses a fixture and a two way betting type; let’s say Barcelona v. Real Madrid and Under/Over 2,5 goals for example. He will now start the first split: 5000 people will receive an email with a free pick inside saying the game will end up with 3 or more goals. The other 5000 will be told the opposite – a low scoring game with under 2,5 goals.
3. After the fixture, the hustler will have 5000 winning emails sent. This will get split again. Let’s say 2500 people get an second email saying that Federer will beat Djokovic. The other half is told the opposite.
4. The hustler has now got 2500 contacts which already got 2 correct picks in a row, but he will attempt a third. He can use any sport as long as he uses a two way betting method. After splitting again, 1250 people will get a 3rd winning result.
5. Now, he will start charging for the 4th tip. He might as well continue splitting the email list with every further tip given.
Why is it so efficient?
Of the 1250 contact who received 3 winning tips in a row, some will bite the bate. Let’s say 20%. That means he can cash in from 250 victims. If he splits it again a few more times, he will end up with a lot of cold hard cash.
Another aspect of this type of scam is that it’s very easy to pull off. Anyone can do it, and it’s not costing you more than an email list and an email platform.
Hustlers will most likely mention that they are match fixers. They might use lower league events to make it look more like it.
How to avoid being scammed
- never trust emails you haven’t subscribed for;
- don’t trust someone after receiving just a few winning picks;
- ignore anyone who mentions fixed matches;
- never send money to a ghost.
Hustlers are having a tough life after the latest internet security updates. Not all of them go to jail, but most of them end up having their accounts blocked and eventually losing all the collected money. But this is no reason for you to hand out your money to strangers. Be cautious, stay safe!