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    Be diligent. Be skeptical. Avoid fraud

    Hey guys.

    Just a warning recently posted by random.org

    https://giveaways.random.org/warning


    When breaking with people online be warned that the randomizer is not fool proof. Anything out there can and has been spoofed.


    This link gives some detail on how it's perpetrated and what to look for.


    Please stay safe.



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    It is truly pathetic the lengths some scumbags will go to rip people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    It is truly pathetic the lengths some scumbags will go to rip people off.
    True story

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    That's terrible, but not surprising. I like how random.org came out and explained it in layman's terms and came up with a solution to fix it with generating the code at the end to be able to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    It is truly pathetic the lengths some scumbags will go to rip people off.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by swish54_99 View Post
    That's terrible, but not surprising. I like how random.org came out and explained it in layman's terms and came up with a solution to fix it with generating the code at the end to be able to verify.
    +1

    I've definitely been suspicious at times in certain rooms, but without a code to verify it was the legit random.org, there seems to be no real way of knowing.

    A lot of breakers are just greedy a-holes. There are good ones out there, but a lot of shady characters also...and they come in all shapes and sizes.

    Thanks for the head's up, cgilmo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmp1971 View Post
    +1



    +1

    I've definitely been suspicious at times in certain rooms, but without a code to verify it was the legit random.org, there seems to be no real way of knowing.

    A lot of breakers are just greedy a-holes. There are good ones out there, but a lot of shady characters also...and they come in all shapes and sizes.

    Thanks for the head's up, cgilmo.
    I have a very short list of breakers that I personally trust. That does not mean that the others are shady but my experiences are with All In Cards, Danny George and Mojo Breaks. They are the only ones I don't need the verification from.


    This primarily applies to "razzes" and I detest those anyway.
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    This makes things interesting if you are into group breaking. How will you know before you enter a group break that a groupbreaker is using the Giveaway randomizer service? If you buy in and get the code and it turns out to be fake (not the giveaway you participated in), what recourse do you have since you'd already paid your money?

    Sounds like the best thing is to buy the team you want instead of participating in "randomized" team group breaks.

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    Editing the hosts file. Slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pharis View Post
    Editing the hosts file. Slick.
    low tech is best tech

    random.org = 127.0.0.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pharis View Post
    Editing the hosts file. Slick.
    That's how I ensure I can never visit Blowout, even by accident. Hosts file baby!
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    Amazing, thanks for sharing.
    I stick to the more popular breakers, but crazy stuff!!!

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    Are you suggesting that me getting the Marlins/Athletics group slots 20 times in a row (and the host getting Yanks/Sox) has been a scam?!

    Just kidding, but I bet that would be the worst 2 team combo for value in nearly every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    Are you suggesting that me getting the Marlins/Athletics group slots 20 times in a row (and the host getting Yanks/Sox) has been a scam?!

    Just kidding, but I bet that would be the worst 2 team combo for value in nearly every year.
    As an A's fan, I can safely say that players values skyrocket if you hold 'em til we give them away to Contenders!

    And Padres gotta be in the conversation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    As an A's fan, I can safely say that players values skyrocket if you hold 'em til we give them away to Contenders!

    And Padres gotta be in the conversation...
    ah right, I completely forgot that the Padres existed for a moment there... which is probably why they're the worst.

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