Fraudsters that sell would-be fixed matches

Dmitry Khlestkin



Selling would-be fixed matches on pre-payment terms is one of the most common methods of fraud in sports betting. This method requires a victim to trust his so-called informants. Thus, a fraudster provides the first “fixed” match for free.

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Another technique that punters fall for requires a fraudster to ask for money only if the bet wins. In any case, this is nothing more than a subjective forecast from the crook or merely a random choice.

Clients’ segmentation

Many fraudsters give their clients different information to guarantee the gain. For example, an impostor that sells would-be fixed matches has 10 clients that wait for the information. He says to bet total goals over 2.5 to five of them; to the rest half the advice is total under 2.5. Thus, at least the half of the punters wins, which makes it easier for the fraudster to deceive them into parting with money.

The more customers a crook has, the more dangerous it can be for them. If, for example, he has several thousand customers, the fraudster would be able to give 5-6 correct bets in a row to a certain group of punters. Not surprisingly, some of the group will place, for example, their apartment as the next bet, unaware that their dealer just tossed a coin to decide which forecast he would give to one or another group of players.

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