Despite this, it is a common tactic. The revelation of Neteller as the processor means that the "42 links" are probably because of peer to peer money transfers that give the impression that the 42 players are sharing a common bankroll within Neteller. This means that you now have a lead on who these others are, they are those who sent you money via Neteller, or those you have sent money via Neteller. What Neteller can't determine is WHY the money was sent, but the assumption is that no-one would send money for no reason to someone they know nothing about, nor have transacted with. Further, these 42 players all play at online casinos, which is not that surprising since Neteller was created initially as a means to funnel money between players and casinos in the US when banks started making life difficult for the industry. The current multi purpose Neteller is down to expansion after they got kicked out of the US market by the DoJ, and lost their main source of revenue.
Originally Posted by turkishcem
Creating fake details is probably not what happens in these cases, as the player has no way of knowing which account to create with the correct details until after a big hit has been made. This means that all accounts must use identities that can be backed up by documentation as soon as one wins. Often, it is a small group, even an individual, who plays on a large number of identities, either stolen, or used with the permission of the owner in exchange for a "cut" of any proceeds. Similarly, such individuals could use these identities to operate a number of individual Neteller accounts, and move money between them as needed.
This type of fiddle is similar to that employed by "benefit cheats", who often manage to fool the government by "playing" at several different local authorities to make detection much harder.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same group of people using what they have set up to defraud the country of benefit payments to scam online casinos in order to make even more money. It's not really "their" money to start with, so they are more likely to "walk away" from significant sums if pursuing them too vigorously might expose a much larger part of their scheme, leading to the whole thing getting shut down.
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