Raymers account hacked

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mischman

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copied off p5s/2+2, i find this funny someone could guess his password, i wonder what it was.

Yes, my account was hacked. I had been playing earlier in the day, as I had VIP matches at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. I then was playing the weekly TLB match against Shaun Deeb at 2pm. I did play all those matches, failing to cash in all the VIP matches, but managing to win in the TLB match, where I played heads-up limit 5-card draw for the first time ever. I have played some limit 5-card draw before, but not HU.

Anyway, I then went upstairs to watch my buddy Rocco Mediate on TV as he was trying to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament (he finished 2nd to a super-hot Vijay Singh), and I then went to the driving range. While there I got phone calls from my Dad, my wife, and PokerStars security. So, I rushed home and dealt with things.

It appears that this ikeyrson bastard managed to guess my password after making multiple attempts. He then played like an idiot as you are all aware, blatantly dumping chips from my account to his account. Based upon dozens of emails sent to PokerStars security, they jumped in and froze his account. So, all of my money will be returned, and he gets nothing. PS isn't allowed to tell me this guy's real name (if it is his real name, whatever it is he used to create his relatively new account). If anybody out there finds out who it is, feel free to share his name. I'll be more than happy to try and make sure that every online and live poker room in the world bars him permanently.

So, in summary, account hacked, hacker caught and account frozen, all money safe, I really did go only 1-3 this morning/early afternoon in my VIP and TLB matches.

Thanks to all of you who helped me by alerting PS security.

Later, Greg Raymer (FossilMan)

P.S. - lol hackerments
 
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Hmm well lets start with 12345678 K that didn't work... Maybe 11223344... Nope.

I would guess someone close to Mr Raymer. Someone that had some info that might lead to a password. I highly doubt Mr Raymer would use something simple... He's too smart for that.

Glad to hear it worked out for the better:D

I use waterbumper for my password. You know... 2 words together that have no relation to each other.

My account should be safe and secure.....
 
LuckyShark777

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hahah! ur account is very safe lol.......man thats crazy someone gussed his PW...what are the chances...why didnt he get someone to get on his account on another computer and he gets on raymers name they sit down at a heads up cash game and he gets the money that way...maybe the other way was obvious i think he wanted it that way
 
beardyian

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No one bothered to try Chris Moneymakers then lol :D
 
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I would have guessed "BigMacandFries" and probably nailed it, too :-D
 
dhizzle2

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wow thats pretty scary fossilman getting robbed
 
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Im glad the site contacted you.most sites prolly wouldnt bother..w2g
 
Wonka22

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Im glad the site contacted you.most sites prolly wouldnt bother..w2g


They would contact you if you were one of their pros, who could ultimately put a serious black mark on your name. If YOU came here and said PS sucks, my acct got hacked and they did nothing, they might lose one or five members.....I'm relatively certain Raymer could get a few more than that to cancel.
 
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its like the game break the bank unbelievable
 
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wow he got a phone call, so that does mean they have phone support, but only for the few elite. what a joke. if the company has any real class about them, they would at least offer phone support to customers who do get thier account breached, common they are supposed to be one of the biggest but yet no phone support, bodog has phone support and so do alot of other sites that are not as big as poker stars. This is a classic example of why poker stars is joke, I went with bodog, thier phone support is best out there as far as USA players go.
 
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I have no idea what half of these replies are about. Anyway.

I saw some of the hand histories from when his account was hacked, and it was beyond obvious what was going on. $1k SnG where Raymer would raise to 1480 in the first hand, and then fold on the flop. If you're going to steal someone's money, at least make it just a wee bit less obvious, heh.
 
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I have no idea what half of these replies are about. Anyway.

I saw some of the hand histories from when his account was hacked, and it was beyond obvious what was going on. $1k SnG where Raymer would raise to 1480 in the first hand, and then fold on the flop. If you're going to steal someone's money, at least make it just a wee bit less obvious, heh.

I'm thinking that it was either a complete moron or someone that wanted it to be obvious. A good deal of hackers only do it to brag about it. You can get a lot of braging out of "I hacked into the wsop Champions poker acct". I'm just curious of how much money he keeps in there.
 
F Paulsson

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I think he had "lost" $25k or so by the time they blocked his account. I'm sure he keeps a healthy bankroll on Stars.

And I'm leaning towards "moron." It would have to be a pretty rich hacker to willingly give up that kind of cash just to reserve bragging rights.
 
DeadoneD1

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FP...the original post said "wonder what his password was?"

not trying to be disrespectful... I was just being comical

I was guessing
 
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FP...the original post said "wonder what his password was?"

not trying to be disrespectful... I was just being comical

I was guessing
Uh. What? My "I have no idea what half of these replies are about" wasn't directed at your post, if that's what you're referring to. :)
 
DeadoneD1

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I misunderstood...Im glad we cool FP

your a bad ass playa, and the last thing I want to do is piss you off

cheers mate!!!
 
aliengenius

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wow he got a phone call, so that does mean they have phone support, but only for the few elite. what a joke. if the company has any real class about them, they would at least offer phone support to customers who do get thier account breached, common they are supposed to be one of the biggest but yet no phone support, bodog has phone support and so do alot of other sites that are not as big as poker stars. This is a classic example of why poker stars is joke, I went with bodog, thier phone support is best out there as far as USA players go.


I don't play there a lot, but my understanding is that PS support is excellent.

I believe you can actually e-mail them during the final table of a tournament and they will pause the play for any discussions of deals/chops. That's fast fast fast.

That being said, I think the only thing worth playing there are the deepstack tournaments.
 
chapeltuno

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I can imagine watching these bogus games online an wondering ..this guys a donkey... lol...I'm am go glad they stopped this idiot before he actually had a real plan to take this money.
 
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