and OZmium general feedback
Sent: Sunday, 23 July 2006 6:58 AM
Subject: World's Greatest Gambling Scams
I used to be a member of your tennis betting forum
a couple of years back. While watching TV here in
the UK you popped up talking about Andrew Scott.
I just wanted to say I really enjoyed my time with
the group. I feel like Tony and yourself taught me
a lot about gambling and it is very applicable to
my day to day work as a commodities trader. I felt
a little sad for Tony that it seemed to end badly
for him and he was a little disillusioned. It was
a good lesson in being a victim of your own success.
Do you know how Tony is doing now?
I still plan to return to the world of sports betting
in the future and believe now liquidity is increasing
with Betfair it will be potentially easier in the
future. What do you think are best opportunities at
Best regards, Nick
Sent: Friday, 12 May 2006 3:04 PM
Yes, I am gullible also.
I was pressured into buying a share in the ElGordo
(VIA ELG). I refused to give them my CC details as
I told them I haven't had a valid CC for some time
(although they did have my old CC details from 3 years
ago, it was no longer valid) I also looked at the
site called NET SCAM and lo and behold I find one
Gabriel d'Angelo, a scam artist, and another named
Edmond de Valles.
God I don't how much money I have thrown away over
the years to mediums and clairvoyants. In future I
will be returning them right back to the post office.
Thank you for having this great web site for the gullible
ones like me. *Smiles*
Sent: Monday, 31 January 2005 12:57 PM
Subject: RE: Raceplays Joining Form
From my perspective, the world is full of people
on the take and I'm sure that your industry has its
fair share. I have certainly chosen your services
because of the perception that there is some integrity
I appreciate your intervention on this occasion and
prefer to waste a little time than a lot of money
indeed. Although I have the interest, I don't have
the time to learn enough to be a "Smart Gambler" at
this stage. That's why I appreciate services such
as your AFL or NBA selections.
If I understood it correctly, it appeared that Raceplays
were offering a 'managed fund' for laying horses.
Once again, I enjoy having some involvement in the
process, particularly with AFL, but I am very keen
to take part in the type of service that Raceplays
offered. If your company were to establish a similar
program, I would be keen to get on board.
Thanks again, Alister.
Sent: Saturday, 15 January 2005 12:48 PM
Subject: Share Market
Dear Sir/ madam,
I have just recently taken an interest in learning
more about trading on the Australian stock market.
Through my brokerage firm Bridges I have been indirectly
involved for 10 years. However, it all looked like
it was done with mirrors so I left it alone to be
managed by the experts.
I have been reading everything I can get my hands
on re the stock market and this is how I stumbled
across you web site. I have just finished reading
through your comments on getting actively involved
in trading and enjoyed your presentation immensely.
There are not many sites out there that will give
you both sides of the story. I thank you for that
and will take it like the warning on the side of a
cigarette packet, addictive and it could kill you!
Well done, I will be happy to recommend this site
Best regards, Ron.
PS, I am currently doing one of the ASX courses
on line. If you have any further recommendations they
would be gratefully received, as I really feel like
a babe in the woods.
Sent: Wednesday, 7 July 2004 1:30 PM
Cheers. Nice to hear from you. Just last nite, I
have a long look thru' your netsite for the first
time is ages, and it has lots more info on it these
days. It was great stuff!!!
Have not been betting with Tony's info this year.
A buddy of mine has been viewing the emails on my
behalf, but he doesn't bet at all; he is a man of
faith and under the thumb from the wife; he just likes
tweaking with maths and statistics! He is away with
the family this week, so just by pot luck I have been
looking at Nick's emails, and strangely enough, I
am led to believe this is Nick's first week. All rather
falls into place. I like Nick's style very much.
I have a few matters to discuss with you about a
few of your services, especially rugby union and soccer.
All completely positive though. Itching to get a few
things off my desk here, so I can correspond and talk
some theory directly with Ray in California.
Like I said before, a great nite's reading overnite,
your netsite. Betting wise, I have been doing (locally)
AFL, and having as good a year as I have had this
decade. As usual, my hands are tied with baseball
and hockey. The latter may in fact be on strike this
year, come October. About a 80% chance of a lockout.
Pity, as the best ice hockey season this decade was
had, if not the last decade also. There was a strike
in the mid-90's and the season was halved; that was
my best season ever, so what will be will be.
My baseball is going as well as ever. Your handicappers
are as good as anybody. Mike Rabe is one smart guy!
I am keen, actually, to do some investing with NIck's
info, I think. As I said, I like what I see. Wonder
if he actually prices all of the games, like Tony
did??? That is where I really like to get amongst
the numbers, when time permits. To keep things in
order, what would be the cost for the balance of 2004
ATP, both local and abroad fee? Seeing I'd like to
chance my arm with Nick. Let me know asap and I will
make payment accordingly, so as to receive today's
Nice to correspond with you. Like I said, I was about
a day away from reopening the lines of communication
with you and Ray, anyway. Things do work in mysterious
ways, do they not? I await your reply. Take care.
Sent: Friday, 11 June 2004 12:59 PM
Subject: Your web site
Just thought you might like to know that I found
you web site of great help and very entertaining.
Thank you, Dawn.
Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2004 6:21 PM
Subject: europen lottery guild
have received similar scam letter in uk... we were
asked to pay £5 to enter the lottery which we did
not... we checked on the internet first and found
out that it's a scam... thank you for your informative
Sent: Friday, 12 March 2004 5:30 PM
Subject: RE: ice hockey
thinks I was right not to use them, though he admitted
they may be okay cappers. He thinks their business
practices and after sales service are suspect.
you have doubts best to stay away.
also like to offer NHL, but the first priority is
to find good handicappers with a high level of integrity
as well as a good record of profitability...not as
easy as you might think!
I know it's not easy. If it was, all punters would
be rich from following handicappers!! In a way there
being so many scams and duds out there is good for
us (and by 'us' I mean bettors who do their research
and don't just dive right in).
said, I'll keep an eye out and if I see anyone that
might be suitable I'll pass it on to you. I really
appreciate OZmium's efforts. There wouldn't be many
companies that are as genuine in providing an advantage
for their members. Very good business sense.
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2004 5:11 PM
Subject: European Lottery Guild To Whom It May Concern:
This is Ms. Saiym Frances Lim from the Philippines,
I just want to inform you that I felt so relieved
when I got to your website. Why? Because I just received
a registered mail today from Mr. Paul Christiansen
of European Lottery Guild indicating the Lottery Notification
with my complete home address as well as the audited
entry report and the bonus prize draw validation certificate
that I will submit my International Fee of US $15
as my entry for British Lotto 6/49 Syndicate.
Is it possible to win a lottery without even indicating
what numbers I will choose? Thank God that I logged
into your website or else I would be wasting my US$15.
Thank you again. Ms. Saiym Frances M. Lim
Sent: Tuesday, 27 January 2004 5:24 AM
Subject: Weltlotto Scam
I too, received an email claiming that I won 1.5
million dollars from Weltlotto. My husband immediately
checked your Smartgambler website (before sending
any information to the scam artists) and found reference
to the scam on your site.
Thank you so much for including such information
for everyone. Is there any reporting agency that I
can forward the email to?
Thank you, Angela Povolish-Boudet.
Sent: Saturday, 20 December 2003 12:52 AM
My name is Mark. I live in the UK and I have just
received an unsolicited letter from the European Lottery
Guild. They are asking for £10 to enter into the three
government licensed European lotteries (French, Spanish,
Being suspicious I looked for them on the net, but
luckily found your site first, and the e-mail sent
in by David on August 9th 2002.
Thanks for the warning, hope others are as lucky
as me and don't give out card details before checking
Sent: Friday, 31 October 2003 11:50 AM
Subject: RE: information
I'm sorry for the belated response to your response
- I have been quite busy but meant to get on to you
sooner. Mostly, I am writing to thank you for your
allowing us at Gambler's Help to refer to your website
as a resource to our clients.
I agree that your website does align itself with
our service philosophy, which is one of harm minimisation.
(In other words, we don't say that gambling is 'bad'
per se, but rather we are concerned with when it is
out of control, and certainly promote people using
caution, which is where the facts on your site fit
Therefore it is likely that we will recommend a perusal
of your site to some of our clients and will certainly
acknowledge you in any written material we use. Given
that I have written to you from only one of the regional
Gambler's Help services, I will pass on your offer
to have information about our service on your site
to the statewide body of Gambler's Help who may contact
you to organise something (nb. they have a website
for Gambler's Help for the entire state of Victoria).
In the interim, at Gambler's Help Eastern, we produce
a quarterly newsletter, and I have undertaken to write
a short blurb about your site in the newsletter. If
you would like to have a hard copy when the newsletter
comes out, please let me know where you would like
me to send it to. I will continue to remain in touch
should we produce anything from your site, just for
your information and will obviously source it to the
site each time.
Thank you once again, Naomi Goldenberg.
Sent: Friday, 24 October 2003 3:40 PM
Subject: European Lottery Guild
This is from the Philippines. You guys are just great
for making available and publishing all the incidences
regarding SCAMS. Just today, October 24, 2003, we
received an unsolicited letter from EUROPEAN LOTTERY
GUILD, asking us to return their form with an International
entry fee of US $15.
My husband and I are retired employees....with no
earnings except from our small business for our daily
substinence and this letter from an unknown resources
really interest us. We started thinking of how we
could raise the money.
Thank God I thought of the internet surfing. And
thanks to Smartgambler, likewise to David's experience
which I read. Thank God and to all of you guys out
Mr. and Mrs. Lopez.
Sent: Wednesday, 8 October 2003 8:52 AM
My name is Naomi Goldenberg, and I work as a counsellor
for Gambler's Help Eastern. In addition to counselling,
we run information and education sessions and put
out regular newsletters.
I have just stumbled across your site and have found
the information to be easy to comprehend and incredibly
informative and useful. At Gambler's Help we would
love the opportunity to reproduce some of this information
for the purposes of educating our clients about their
We would only do this with your permission and would
obviously refer to your site on any material we reproduced
so that our clients might refer to it in greater depth
in their own time. Please let me know if this suits
Sent: Tuesday, 10 June 2003 2:21 AM
Thanks a lot for your e-mail.
No, I didn't play on this Lottery.They said it was
a Bill Gates Promotions Lottery for Microsoft Products,
which happens every year in a different country and
they pick out the winners by e-mail addresses.
As long as I think about it, that's stupid to believe.
They probably count on, "Money makes blind."
I really do agree with you to call the police if
they keep on going. Good that I didn't give them my
credit card number or bank number.
So I'm really glad I saw your site and got another
meaning. Great thanx to you and all the honest people.
Greetings from Germany.
Sent: Monday, 19 May 2003 7:05 PM
Subject: Thank you!
I have just come across your website (first class
advice) and just read the advice you give and do I
feel a mug, yes, not half. It's brought me down to
I have been trying to make a living gambling for
six months now and have come across all the scams
you mention. I know it's all common sense really but
it's surprising how one's logic flies out of the window
when there's the thought of making easy money. By
the way I'm in the UK.
Great site, please keep up the good work. It angers
me that there are so many unscrupulous people out
there, ready to rip off the public.
If I come across any scams you have not mentioned
I will contact you.
Thanks again, Mike.
Sent: Friday, 16 May 2003 5:57 PM
Subject: betting exchanges
Hi. I just discovered your web site. Excellent job.
I have been betting with Betfair for a while and
signed up with 2flys. I hope 2flys' interface will
be updated as I find it a bit awkward and slow.
I hope the bettingexchanges are here to stay, finally
a fair bet where the odds are not changing after you
put your bet on like on the TAB, or the poor odds
the bookies are offering.
I would not mind if a percentage of the turnover
goes to racing and not into consolidated revenue like
the tax we pay for our bets with the TAB.
Regards and thanks for the info on your site.
Sent: Thursday, 15 May 2003 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: European lottery guild
I'm taking further action with this and I can't thank
you enough, you've probably saved me thousands of
dollars as they really suckered me in.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 10:07 PM
Subject: betting exchanges
Top article re the exchanges , racing is a tiny part
of the gambling dollar, thanks to generations of the
Sport of Kings hiding their product for royalty only.
Hope the exchanges can continue to erode the absurd
% the likes of the TAB and bookmakers expect punters
Sent: Thursday, 10 April 2003 4:10 PM
Subject: FW: Hello mohan!
Many thanks for your website. I just received this
mail and cross checked with your site. You guys are
doing a great job. Keep it up. Is there anyway this
could be stopped?
Thanks. You have saved me precious time and money
From: Weltlotto-Firma-Administrator [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 5:43 AM
Subject: Hello mohan !
Dear mohan ,
41132, NL-1007 DB AMSTERDAM,
FROM: THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS, INTERNATIONAL
ATTENTION ENTRANT: AWARD NOTIFICATION; FINAL NOTICE
We are pleased to inform you of the announcement
today,(10 April), 2003, of winners of the WELTLOTTO-FIRMA
WORLDLOTTO/INTERNATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES PROGRAMS held
on 4TH APRIL, 2003.
Your company, attached to ticket number 013-2316-2002-477,
number A025-09 drew the lucky numbers 37-13-34-85-56-42,
and consequently won in category C.
You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay
out of US$1,500,000.00 in cash credited to file REF
This is from a total prize money of US$22,500,000.00
shared among the
fifteen international winners in the category C.
All participants were selected through a computer
ballot system drawn from
30,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America,
Asia, Europe and North America as part our International
Promotions Program, which is conducted annually.
Your fund is now deposited with a Finance and Security
House insured in your name. Due to the mix up of some
numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award
strictly from public notice until your claim has been
processed and your funds remitted to your account.
This is part of our security protocol to avoid double
claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this
We hope with a part of you prize, you will participate
in our end of year
high-stakes US$1.3 billion International lotto.
To collect your claim, please contact your claims
FOREIGN SERVICE MANAGER,
PYRAMID TRUST SERVICES,
FAX : +31-205-248-285,
TEL : +31-627-262-147, 613-839-767.
For due processing and remittance of your prize money
to a designated
account of your choice.
Remember, you must contact your claims officer and
complete your claim not later than 16th April,2003.
After this date, all funds will be returned as
Unclaimed for the next sweepstakes.
NOTE: In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,
remember to quote your reference number in every one
of your correspondences with your claims officer.
Furthermore,should there be any change of your address,
do inform your claims officer as soon as possible.
NB QUOTE YOUR REFERENCE NUMBER AS THE SUBJECT
OF YOUR MAIL, AND ATTACH THIS EMAIL WHEN YOU MAIL
YOUR CLAIMS AGENT TO EXPEDITE YOUR CLAIM AND AVOID
Congratulations again from all our staff and thank
you for being part of our
THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS,
WELT LOTTO FIRMA BV.
(This scam is documented in our scams section)
Sent: Thursday, 13 February 2003 8:13 AM
To: Guy West
Subject: Discount payment receipt
Attatched are two documents relating to this special
discounted Super 12 Rugby payment.
It is a pleasure to support such a good service.
Sent: Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:28 PM
Subject: arbitrage betting
Thanks for an info packed site.
Would you mind giving me an answer about arbitrage
betting? I know how it works and I'm just about to
buy a spreadsheet program that analyzes odds from
odds comparison sites to find the arbs.
But can you make money at this or are most of the
arbs 5% or less and are profits eaten up by charges
if you have to trade all over the world?
Thanks for your letter.
There are people who have successfully automated
arbitrage robots that hunt down arbitrages on sites
like Betfair and then place the appropriate bets for
you. They have reputedly won hundreds of thousands
of pounds, but I heard they're being clamped down
on a bit now. Where there's a will there's a way,
Professional sports arbitrage betting is certainly
tricky because the arbitrages are usually very small,
5% or less, as you said and don't last long.
Also most sites have pretty low maximum payouts,
so to make a couple of percent arb worth the effort,
the bets often have to be too large to be acceptable
on the sites where the arb can be obtained.
Currency conversion or credit card costs can sometimes
render the arb worthless, though don't forget that
most sites offer bonus incentives like free extra
cash on new accounts (and occasional free cash after
that to bet with), so this can offset the transaction
I have found other problems to be more serious, such
as sites claiming retrospectively that their odds
were a 'clerical error' and voiding the bet. Unfortunately
it's usually in their fine print that they do not
have to honour such mistakes, which is in my opinion
Overall my experience is that arbitrage betting on
the internet is a dangerous and not very profitable
game, but I did not really go about it very professionally
or seriously. If you used technology in an intelligent
way I would not rule it out as being potentially lucrative.
Hope this helps.
Sent: Friday, 17 January 2003 1:39 PM
My name is Bob Hinds, living in Townsville, Nth Qld.
This is the year I will be making a move into the
stock market, but I know nothing and would need some
sort of training.
So my question to you is, do you have a training
program for beginners? I was very impressed with what
I found on your website.
Regards, Bob Hinds.
Sent: Thursday, 31 October 2002 7:57 PM
To: Guy West
Subject: Re: Tony M's Tennis Package
Thank you. Have been enjoying your website for the
past year. Keep up the great work.
Very refreshing to be involved with a group of like
minded individuals, all working to a common cause...
beating the bookies.
I'm sure as the 'word' gets around you'll have a
lot more people hitting the site.
(We're pleased to say that the word is
getting around. Our horse racing site Pro-Punter alone
got over 200,000 hits in October)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 2:00 PM
Subject: Saturday and Monday
What a great holiday weekend it was. Planchet on Saturday
and on Monday I had Ares in the last in Sydney. Not
sure what the official top fluctuation was but I got
$11 pre-post with IAS (rated at $9 by you) which was
a lot better than the NSW TAB ($6.40).
Thanks for your great service.
Sent: Tuesday, 8 October 2002 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Saturday and Monday
Thanks for your kind words. You did well with Ares.
Is it okay if I use this e-mail as a testimonial?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 2:21 PM
Subject: RE: Saturday and Monday
Yes thats fine, I am a great fan of the website.
I subscribed to the AFL package and have recently
subscribed to the tennis package. All I can say is
that I'm glad I stumbled across the smartgambler.com.au
Sent: Monday, 19 August 2002 11:55 AM
Subject: Site Queries
I've spent a lot of time perusing your site, which
is exceptional at conveying important wisdom to laymen.
What are your specific areas of specialty? I have
a few ideas brewing. Who does your racing stuff?
From my dim recollection of BlackJack I strongly
suspect there are some errors.
"If the dealer gets a Blackjack after you've
doubled, casinos with OBBO (original and busted bets
only) will not take the doubled-down wagers you've
placed, essentially saying 'sorry, we got a Blackjack,
we'll only punish you a little'. This is good for
Surely OBBO also applies to splits? And as I recall
Burswood in Perth had some severe rules, probably
by NOT having OBBO or OBO. Despite what your links
claim. (Surely they can't have changed they rules?).
So it's worse than Sydney or QLD and should not be
lumped with them.
Please don't waste your time on this, as these are
merely alarm bells from my ailing memory.
(We did get our blackjack experts to sort this
From: Janko Vanic [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 14 May 2002 9:45 PM
Subject: Lotto chances
Excellent article on gambling! You should mention
formula: n!/(x!*(n-x)!) or nCr function on a calculator!
Best regards, Janko Vanic. (Slovenia.)
Sent: Friday, 13 July 2001 3:18 PM
Subject: WWW Form Submission
Comments: Excellent site, I especially love the fact
that you use mathematically proven arguments and that
you also give links to problem gambling sites. I'm
currently doing a PHD in sports statistics at Swinburne
University, and I was wondering if you could link
to my web site: www.swin.edu.au/sport/footy/footybetting.htm
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