re: Poker & Are Bodog WU transfers shady or is it me?
Originally Posted by da nutz
A few weeks ago I made a western union transfer to bodog to a random person in the Philippines that they provided information for. Recently I made a cash out using western union and they sent me another random person from the Philippines info. It seems a little risky to me to continue receiving transfers from these people I don't know. How do I know the names they are choosing aren't drug dealers or money launderers? I'm not doing huge transfers, I cashed out 700 which is nice for me but is Uncle Sam raising his eyebrows at my transactions? When I went to receive the money they asked for my license and entered my drivers license number. Online poker is fun but not worth being investigated by the FBI or police to me. Am I just being paranoid? Could a lot of western union transfers direct attention to me?
Yep, that sounds pretty shady to me. Hardly seems credible, but I did a google search and Ultimate Bet are doing the same thing. It isn't beyond the realms of possibility that some people can get caught up in something nasty, especially when you consider some of the spurious arrest of bookmaker executives. Consider myself very lucky to be British sometimes