A. Great Results! This scam is everywhere, and even more so on the internet than anywhere. You will get an email or come across a website that has been advertised somewhere and the results will be absolutely amazing. Boasting of profits they say, come join us and make boat loads of money! Let us tell you now, no genuine handicapper would ever portray themselves like that. Whenever you see exceptional results and big flashy words stating "Profits, Profits and more Profits" while claiming an unrealistic winning % be careful, 99 times out of 100, they will be gone in no time at all. Sometimes they will come back with a different name. Honest and reliable services do not hide, they will have archives of all their plays available.
B. Betting System scams! Gambling (usually chase) systems have been around for as long as gambling has. No system has ever worked over the long haul. From an inside source, we know that system handicappers go from selling one kind of system to another. It is a dirty business by which they steal ideas from each other, and are always attempting to rehash old systems as something new. System handicappers usually promise ridiculous advantages, records or winning percentage. The truth is that anyone who falls for this scam and uses the so called winning system will end up losing their bankroll. We've all seen the NBA advertisements before boasting a 94 - 1 system record. These are chase systems that inevitably fail. Do you really think the sportsbooks and line makers aren't aware of these systems? Please. Sportsbooks love these system sellers because they bring them boat load of cash by sending gullible sports bettors. There are many system scammers like the NBA chase fellow who's name will remain nameless on the internet--be it casino systems, horse systems or sports betting system--it will not win you money in the long run. Majority of these systems use some sort of progression similar to martingale which will never succeed.
C. Everyone's a winner! This is a classic scam from decades ago, usually a smooth talking scamdicapper will get you on the phone to convince you that you are going to be part of a "MONDAY NIGHT 5 STAR LOCK". The scamdicapper will convince you and that Team A will beat Team B with excellent analysis. Once he has given you about 5 minutes of complete lies and thinks he has you convinced, he'll ask for payment. All this sounds perfectly reasonable so far we suppose. What the unsuspecting bettor doesn't realize is the smooth talking scamdicapper has already called another muck and convinced him to bet team B. Now he is guaranteed a winner! Now the winners he called will most likely go back to the scamdicapper for more while the scamdicapper continues the same strategy of releasing both sides. There aren't many of these con men left, but beware of these people, they are smooth talking roaches with no conscience at all.
D. Messages on Betting Forums. This is another popular one and we are shocked how many people still fall for this all the time. What you need to look out for, is a new member on Betting or Sports Forums. The new member will post up a message saying something like: Subject: "Look at these great results!" Message: Hi guys, my first time on this board, but I just wanted to share this handicapper I recently came across as his results are superb and he has earned me about $3000 in under a month! Here is the website, check out the results! Now, this again, all sounds quite genuine. If you found a good handicapper, you would naturally tell anyone you thought might be interested, but, this is not a normal member, this is 99% likely to be the handicapper himself trying to fool people. The next post on that same thread will probably come from the handicapper himself (under a different username), saying thank you to the previous poster for mentioning him as a quality and genuine tipster. The one thing to beware of with this kind of scam, is this, if it is a new member, i.e. has only a couple posts post to his name, whereas others have hundreds and can be trusted, then be very wary.