Need advice. Multiple Full Tilts accounts from my computer...
Maybe. Not sure they were all
created on my computer, but let's assume half to all were. Probably makes no difference. Anyway.... This is hard for me to write. If I leave out details, it's probably because I am embarassed more than hiding anything. I only ask that you try, just try
to refrain from comments like 'What were you doing with this jerk to begin with?' I've suffered enough. Just looking for advice as to what to do now, if anything. Here we go...
I started seeing someone, 2 & 1/2 years ago who played poker online - I never had or even thought about it. I honestly don't remember if he already had an account or created it at my home. But he turned me on to it, and encouraged me to create an account at Full Tilt, and I deposited $50. I knew nothing of rakebacks or any promotions or bonus codes, was not in it for that, just for fun. Hell, I was just playing freerolls
, 10 cent tourneys and very small buy-ins in Railbird tourneys (before I ever found CC ). He had no credit cards, so he'd give me cash, and I'd transfer him the money.
He lived almost 2 hours from me. He could never hold a job for long, and in between jobs, he wanted to be with me all the time, and half-heartedly looked for jobs close to me, which would last a month before he'd screw up. He ran out of money frequently.
In a long stretch between jobs, in May 2007, he took my credit card, opened up another 5 Full Tilt accounts (totally unbeknowst to me), and within 1 one month, charged over $2k (claimed he kept trying to win the losses back ). Wound up repaying me just $500. But anyway, I don't know if he created the accounts here or at his ex-'s house on his son's computer (w/my credit card #). But I only discovered all these accts looking at the FT hand histories (which I never even knew existed on my computer until last summer). So he obviously played some of these $20 & even $50 SNGs from my computer while I was asleep. Tell you the truth, and I know
this sounds strange and unbelievable, but I never even noticed
the hand history folders for the newer
multiple accts until a couple weeks ago.
To make a long story shorter, he's been in prison since last July, so he's not been using these accounts since. I am no longer in touch with him, but suspect he'll be out in July. I seriously doubt he'll even remember all the accounts he created except for 1 or 2 that he used a lot. A couple of the accounts have only a handful or less hand histories, at least on my
computer. I have no idea what info he used to create these accounts. I assume that in a couple new accounts, where he deposited money using my credit card, that the account is in my name
, or they would not accept the deposit, right?
I did a 'request', 'find a player' at Full Tilt, and it says 'player not currently sitting at any tables', which means the accounts still exist. FWIW, I have never opened a 2nd account at FT or anywhere else. I have quite a bit of money now in my divebich acct. I've never tried to cash out even once. After reading that thread by 'sirjigglesworth' yesterday, it got me thinking that I will have a problem. So....what should I do?
Should I contact FT and tell them everything, giving them all the screen names he fraudulantly created?
Or let sleeping dogs lie?
Can they tell if an account was created on my computer?
Will they likely say 'we don't believe you or even care', (as some here will no doubt say too) and close my account too, seizing my money?
I'm a little surprised that FT didn't catch it long ago. And wondering why not. But for now, I need some advice. Any questions, please ask, and I'll do my best to answer all. Thanks.