Are Bodog WU transfers shady or is it me?

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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?
 
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only from the irs and they worse thn the fbi hehe:D
 
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lol I was thinking the same thing thats why I am just sticking to free rolls.
 
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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?​
I used to deposit using WU on poker stars...Never cashed out via a WU though.

They send there WU to CostaRica and I have sent them to several different names.
 
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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 :eek:
 
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The WU transfers to the sites are totally legit...but for payout get them to send a check...under 3000 so not to raise eyebrows.

Have been doing this for years on PS and BLODOG....no one has come to get me..lol

Best thing to do tho..is find a friend that is accounted..and have them transfer u money..avoid the fees...IMHO:icon_sant
 
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as guy above says always use small check cashouts to be sure no bother for unpaid taxes whatnot
 
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How long do bodog check cash outs usually take? I have heard horror stories of courier checks taking months? Anyone here have experience?
 
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The reason they process WU transactions this way is because using funds from WU to fund gambling accounts is against their terms and conditions. By sending it to a random named person somewhere in Antigua, or St. John's Bay is a way to manuer through the loophole. That's why I don't use it. :)
 
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i am british but thnk 5k is figure but dont tke tht as law
 
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Under 10K US to deposit w/o red flag...maybe even less considering the bank, but keeping it under 2K will even get by without a 10 day hold on it for clearance, per the 3 banks i use.
 
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What about Depositing and withdrawing on Bodog using EWallet? I just signed up for EWallet but haven't used them yet. I have used the WU and sending my money to a different person each time feels a bit strange to me too.
 
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I have made deposits with Ewalletexpress and have had no problems. I like them more than epassporte.
 
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thanks for the reply. why aren't people using EWallet instead of WU?
 
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bet this is soon deleted
 
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