Man who tried to extort MGM Mirage, Harrahs sentenced

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Man who tried to extort MGM Mirage, Harrahs sentenced

By Mary Manning

Thu, Feb 19, 2009 (3:55 p.m.)

A truck driver convicted of attempting to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment in exchange for returning confidential casino customer information was sentenced today to ...

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the part I found most interesting...

he was assigned to transport a load of paper refuse from Las Vegas to a Boise Cascade recycling mill in Jackson, Ala. After unloading the truck at the Alabama mill, Greer claimed to have noticed that some of the papers had been left in the scuff band of his truck trailer.

Greer saw the papers were documents from several casinos, including Harrah's and MGM Mirage, and that they contained sensitive information, such as customer names, casino player information and various other casino and hotel operations records, court documents said.
 

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the cat was wanting a treat...
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Mousey

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so anyway... my point was.... online casinos are not the only gambling establishments are not the only ones we have to worry about leaving players' personal/financial info lying about for any skank to filch.
 

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I can't believe he placed an ebay ad with the info AND CALLED the CASINO to let them know! Wow! Ballsy!:eek2:

Nah, not ballsy...it just sounds like he was a few cards short of a full deck.

First rule of blackmail: keep it between you and the person you're blackmailing...

If he was REALLY smart, he would have kept MGM & Harrah's out of the loop altogether and hit the bricks with (a copy) of the list and went to various casinos to try and sell it, trying to leave out where he actually got this list from...I'm sure he could have found a casino or two that were interested.

Or even better, he could have tried to find an unscrupulous casino host and sold the list to them directly....err, wait, they did that in the TV show "Vegas"...I guess he missed that episode.

:lolup:
 
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