Negative Balance at Bodog
Can anyone confirm having experienced a threat from a poker site
to send your "negative balance" to a third-party collection agency in the United States, and if so, what happened?
My story goes like this: I deposited $500 using a credit card (illegal on their end to begin with after July 2006 as I understand), made roughly 1200 in the course of the evening and then moved to withdraw. I was told that someone else had attempted to use my information and that the account was frozen. As part of the freezing, they refunded my initial deposit to the credit card for "security" purposes. They then declined to pay the $1200, stating i didn't actually deposit money, so i can't collect. Finally, they sent me an email a few weeks later informing me of my "negative balance" of $500, stemming from the refund (the $1200 has disappeared at this point) and threatening to refer the balance to third party collection agency.
Long-story short: what exactly can they do to me here in the States, specifically, to my credit?