Elite members you may have one bit of action today, I will send it this morning not much liquidity at the moment. Football wise I have nothing else not getting involved in Europa League this early in the competition. If you did bet Chelsea to win to nil last night I imagine you could have layed the 3-0 late on. I think a few of you made a few quid on trading Mark Smiths scoreline etc also. My mind was numb watching Apprentice and flicking over and watching bits of the football and then my eyes popped out when I spotted new Man Utd signing Mark Clattenberg referreeing in Auxerre, did Fergie know!
Newsletter set up is coming along, I will start the sign up process next week and the first newsletter will be delivered on Friday 19th and also available on a special designated website to which each person signing up will have their own unique username and password to monitor security of the newsletter but I am also recording which parts of the newsletter catch peoples attention with some some clever software. By doing this it means I can ignore the bits people browse past, if I feel they are important I can make them bolder and ensure they catch attention etc. The whole exercise is so that you get as a subscriber as much out of it as possible. I maintain that gambling is a great way to earn a living if you have the right nature and make up, and the newsletters only aim will be to get you to a certain mindset and level which will earn you a continued income for life. People have criticised the fact I am going to charge for it so here is what I am going to do, everyone who takes the newsletter for 12 months, reads it and acts on it, (remember I can track the reading of it) and shows proof that they are making money punting will be entered into a draw. The name pulled out will receive my gambling income for that month, so assume it is October 2011, you will receive every penny I make gambling from 1st t0 31st October 2011, 50% you can keep, 50% you must give to a charity of your choice. As a guide this October just finished I won in excess of 15k so someone can expect to pick up certainly over 5k personally with 5k going to charity. If I win more the payout will be more, (and vice versa if it is less). Now I know the arseholes will find a comment about that so lets counter it quickly, the newsletter is set up to enable me to reduce email queries about gambling by putting everything in one place, to enable less people to send me mail about crap systems that they get promotional emails about etc. Therefore it will make my life easier allowing me to go into next year focusing on Mentor set up, Elite members and newsletter subscribers in a more organised way. The charge is minimal and covers the time to produce the newsletter and costs involved in making it accessible, but also I am great believer that if something is paid for people respect it more, give it away it appears on forums etc and others websites from numpties who have nothing better to do. The carrot of the prize of winnings will make no difference to my life but will keep people focused, my net gain financially will therefore be negated.
GUEST POST – CHRIS ARNFIELD
Ok rant on that over and more newsletter details next week. Today I am delighted to have a guest post regarding scams. As you know over the last 18 months I have had a pop at many people regarding scams and it does take a lot of time, to get the products, look at them, analyse it properly make a judgement and then write about it. Unfortunately it is a losing battle and one that got me down quite a bit, I also received vitriolic email from many people including people that a lot of you think are in looking in your interests not their own and this caused lots of hassle. Rather than abandon the cause altogether, I am very grateful that many FTS readers have offered to post about scams and to research systems. Today will be the first of these posts and I will set up an area on the blog also that they can be accessed quickly. Todays post comes from Chris Arnfield and relates to John Morrison at Sports Betting Champ. I was sucked into this myself a few years ago but did subsequently blog that all was not right as appears with most of these things. Enjoy reading what Chris has to say and keep it in your thoughts. If you wish to contribute in anyway to the blog with similar posts to Chris’s below please feel free to contact me at the usual email. I would like to thank Chris personally for the time spent on this.
For the first time I will allow comments after the post, so you can post a comment if this is abused I will simply turn the feature off.
SCAMMERS NEVER DIE
I would like to that Ian for letting me write this short article about scams. I am nor a scam expert. There are better people than me exposing these scams and betting cheats. I do, however, have a history of rooting out fraudsters in internet marketing, so I guess I have some kind of link, however tenuous.
I bet mainly on American Sports like NFL and NBA, even though I live here in the UK. When I first started a few years ago, I was as green as it was possible to be and I had to learn the phraseology and `lingo` very quickly. Fortunately, the internet offers this opportunity, so I now feel that I can safely say that I understand the principles behind these sports, and moreover, the betting methods.
Needless to say, just like Ian, I guess, I have had to learn the hard way when it comes to systems and `experts`. Yes, I have fallen for the hype and bought useless systems; ones that do not work etc. However, each time I did learn the lesson.
One name that did seem to come up frequently, usually associated with a scam or sham, was John Morrison.
You will find John Morrison in a Google search as a handicapper. In US sports betting, most of it is handicapped, so the `experts` are called handicappers. It seems that he DID have success in his earlier years as a handicapper. However, he then went on his own and started to produce systems. Either he got lazy, or unlucky, or both, but invariably, they did not work. The more they did not work, the more he made, each time ditching his previous website and therefore its customer service, leaving hundreds of customers out of pocket.
He famously was implicated in the well publicised scandal whereby his latest incarnation was “The Sports Betting Champ”. Basically, when you signed up via his website, an alert was automatically sent to BetUs with whom he was in league. They then gave altered betting prices to those punters! Pretty nasty stuff.
You can find the official expose here:- http://www.covers.com/postingforum/post01/showmessage.aspx?spt=9&sub=100419158&t=0
John’s latest scam is Sports Betting Buffet whereby he tells you that he has signed up to over 500 handicappers throughout the US. He will then correlate their picks into “Platinum Pick” (His terminology), “Best Pick” and “Good Pick”. In other words, if the majority pick Miami Heat to win, that will be his “Platinum Pick”. Pretty basic stuff, but if it was real, it would be useful information. However, I paid the initial fee of $5 for the trial. After many emails I eventually got an email from him with the access address to the information. It looked like my 8 year old grand daughter had written it! It was just a list of names I had never heard of, with a list of NBA teams? No mention of what the bet was or the spread, whether it was over or under. In other words, it was made up! I immediately asked for a refund. I emailed 4 times before going to Clickbank. Because it was a service they could not refund the $5, but they did cancel the cheeky recurring payment of ……wait for it….. $125 a month!
I am sure that John Morrison is not unique, however you have been warned.
I would suggest that you always check sites like FTS before getting involved with betting systems and be thankful that there are honest guys like Ian Erskine who will try to prevent you from being scammed.
Once again, my thanks to Ian for letting me post this article on his blog.
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