I am sure you have all seen the ads for the handicappers that have the inside team information and “The 5 Star Lock of the Year.” You can find multiple ads for these services on the sports page of any newspaper.
These services are an easy windfall for a naive public and a quest on prey. Usually, these “experts” boast an incredible and unbelievable winning percentage of something like 80 percent. These unscrupulous remarks are the calling card of a scamdicapper Poker IDN.
Scamdicappers are a cancer among the sports betting public. They are not in the business of offering a wallet fattening picks with their clients. It’s really a simple scam, and since the client base is essentially infinite, it may fatten their wallets forever.
There will always be naive gamblers. Some may have dug themselves into a huge hole, while others have dollar signs in their eyes. Desperate or greedy, gamblers call one of these professional con-artists for a free pick and a big payday. By the time the phone is hungry the gambler has a picks package for wired money that is “guaranteed to win.”
These imposters don’t even play their own picks. Like I said, it’s all a scam and they make money as worthless picks for a service.
The scam is simple. All the scamdicapper has to do is instruct each unsuspecting caller on a different team. This is all done knowing that the callers will accidentally win the call back and buy another more expensive package.
Four people call the same “handicapping service” the day the service is offered by the Patriots / Dolphins and the 49’ers / Seahawks games. After receiving all of the callers’ pertinent information (name, credit card information, phone number, etc.) the service tells the caller 1 the picks today are the Patriots and the 49’ers. Caller 2 is said to be the Dolphins and Seahawks on Wager on teams. The service directs Caller 3 to the Patriots and the Seahawks while telling Caller 4 the Dolphins and the 49ers are playing today.
As you can see, one of the callers will go 2-0. That caller will probably be roped into an expensive pickup package. Two other callers will end up with 1-1 and only having to worry about juice. These two callers may be convinced to give the service another chance. Too sweet to deal and put them in the back of the lottery for a lucky pick and a later picks package, they are also another free pick.
The last caller loses both bets and probably a good deal of money to either a bookie or an online sportsbook.
If you multiply these callers by several hundred or more a week, you can understand how profitable this scam is. If you were the caller that received the winning picks, the odds were that you would continue to receive the winning picks. Eventually, you have the fateful call that you have made before the big hole in the lucky picks and the usual end of the day. With the realization that you were duped, it becomes an easy decision to use this service.
If you have had an experience with a scamdicapper, you know that service calls week in and week out. These follow-up calls offer a second or third chance for a free pick. If the caller succumbs to the harassing calls and purchases a package, they will again win a lottery pick for the batting order. Even if you tell the service that you are no longer interested, or you are ignoring them, they still call you every week or day offering you a new package.
This is when the harassment continues. Scamdicappers are relentless and do not take NO for an answer. They Will Hound You And Leave Messages On The Sun And Moon If You Call You Back. These calls seem to increase in frequency. In a month or so, you will receive calls from people you have never heard of or even called. These professionals often sell their lists to colleagues. By the next season, you have three or four of these bums call you. The only way to find that quiet phone is by getting a new number.
These tactics of I have firsthand knowledge. Years ago I learned about sports investing and fresh out of college with a little money in my pocket, and when I became a statistic I bought a couple of picks. Fortunately I only bought one-week package, and I quickly saw the light. A few months later, I moved and neglected to leave a forwarding phone number. Never again did I call another sports service’s number.
There are, however, legitimate handicapping services out there that offer a service to their clients. These services only offer picks that are thoroughly researched and wagering on their staff and themselves.
If you decide to use a handicapping service, be sure to investigate and thoroughly research the handicapper and / or service. Be sure to ask any.