List of scamdicappers
As a lot of you may know, this industry is mostly made up of con men and thieves.There are over 2800 handicapping services in the US, with only a handful of them being hard working, sophisticated, honest services that are not out to make a quick buck off you.It seems like every day there is some new handicapping service that pops up on the Internet, TV, or radio.Ninety-nine percent of them are run by Scamdicappers.
There are many different ways that Scamdicappers operate.We do not have time to list every deceitful way these guys use to rip you off, but we will look at a couple of the more recognized ways they go about their business.Let us start with handicapping services that take out ads in the newspapers, TV, and the local sports talk radio station.
These are the guys who give this industry a black eye.If you dont know who I am talking about, they are the clowns who may offer you a free pick on their 800 line.These are the guys that claim to have an inside information network of trainers, coaches, scouts, and even players.In reality it is an operation of about 6-12 salesmen in a boiler room setting who have no more of a clue about who is going to win tonight than your Aunt Ruth.You unaware of the consequences call the toll free 800 number looking for your complimentary pick and a way to make yourself some extra cash this weekend.Some guy who knows nothing about sports betting and more about high pressure selling informs you that today is your lucky day.
He says: today IS THE DAY that WE have OUR 50 star lock OF THE year, with this pick YOU CAN WIN back ALL THE money YOU have lost UP until this point.Now, lets be honest: Most of the people that call the 800 numbers looking for free picks have had some sort of losing stretch and are looking to recoup their losses.I know that, and so do the salesmen.If you were doing fine on your own, you wouldnt be calling these guys for picks in the first place.Most likely the salesmen you are talking to will be shouting in a loud manner and be very pushy.At this point they will ask you for your credit card information, and after a tiresome pitch you bite.