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    I'm always amazed at the reach this small forum has to finding information . Just amazed . You guys are clearly very good at the internet's 😁

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    Update:

    Turns out I once knew Brian Voytek... sort of.

    In the summer of 2009, I was watching an internet video show of a former LA-area radio host I liked, and a guy named "Floppy Bob" came into the chat room. He claimed to be a pro poker player. I hadn't heard of him before, but he seemed nice enough, and we talked there about poker. This show had nothing to do with poker or gambling, so it was cool to have another poker player come in the chat. I remember he added me on Skype and we talked occasionally. We never met in person.

    One day later that year he tried to ask me for a stake. I told him I don't stake anyone, and that was the last we talked. So I figured the dude was one of those low-stakes poker pros who couldn't quite make it, and was looking around for stakes. Whatever. There were tons of people like him in the late 2000s, so I didn't think anything of it.

    He briefly had an internet radio or video show called "The Floppy Bob Show", but I never heard it. Here he was in February 2009 promoting it:



    Even 10 years later, the video only has 34 views, so presumably almost nobody watched or listened to The Floppy Bob Show, hence its quick disappearance.

    I never knew the guy's real name. I just knew him as "Floppy Bob", and in fact had assumed his name was Bob. (People assume my name is "Dan" for the same reason!)

    Anyway, apparently the guy has been scamming for the past few years, all involving ACR transfers. Apparently his M/O is to create new Twitter accounts and say he has ACR for trade. Recently he returned to an old account he had in 2013 (@420Deepstack), but he deleted it this morning a few hours after I called him out as being a scammer. He actually pre-blocked @ToddWitteles and @Pokerfraudalert before I even interacted with him, presumably hoping I wouldn't see the account.

    Here's a 2+2 thread about him from October 2018: https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...oytek-1725752/

    Last I heard, he lives in Perris, CA, but I haven't looked too much into it.

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    I am currently in a private conversation with ACR owner Phil Nagy (first time I've talked to him, actually) regarding these ACR scams.

    He wants to come up with a way to make trading easier and scam-free, and I'm giving him suggestions.

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    Update: Kyrylo claims he's going to send $500 to me shortly, for me to forward on to Kevin, which of course I will do so quickly in whichever manner he wants.

    I hope he comes through.

    Brian Voytek is a career scammer and I'm sure I won't be hearing from him. He blocked me on all social media, including all of the Twitter accounts he uses for scamming.

     
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    Yeah, apparently Kyrylo is going to be a bit too late.

    Pretty fucked up.

    Here's his final letter to the community:

    http://mysarcomacancerstory.com/140-2/

    He sent out his final tweets a few hours ago, and today will be ending his life via medically assisted suicide.

    RIP


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    Man, i knew i be reading this..I am honored Kev felt like this and know have learned some dignity and class from Kev..RIP my brother. Thank you for sharing. Druff Thank you for what you do here. Please let me know how i send something to you here.Thank you. NY Mk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Update:

    Turns out I once knew Brian Voytek... sort of.

    In the summer of 2009, I was watching an internet video show of a former LA-area radio host I liked, and a guy named "Floppy Bob" came into the chat room. He claimed to be a pro poker player. I hadn't heard of him before, but he seemed nice enough, and we talked there about poker. This show had nothing to do with poker or gambling, so it was cool to have another poker player come in the chat. I remember he added me on Skype and we talked occasionally. We never met in person.

    One day later that year he tried to ask me for a stake. I told him I don't stake anyone, and that was the last we talked. So I figured the dude was one of those low-stakes poker pros who couldn't quite make it, and was looking around for stakes. Whatever. There were tons of people like him in the late 2000s, so I didn't think anything of it.

    He briefly had an internet radio or video show called "The Floppy Bob Show", but I never heard it. Here he was in February 2009 promoting it:



    Even 10 years later, the video only has 34 views, so presumably almost nobody watched or listened to The Floppy Bob Show, hence its quick disappearance.

    I never knew the guy's real name. I just knew him as "Floppy Bob", and in fact had assumed his name was Bob. (People assume my name is "Dan" for the same reason!)

    Anyway, apparently the guy has been scamming for the past few years, all involving ACR transfers. Apparently his M/O is to create new Twitter accounts and say he has ACR for trade. Recently he returned to an old account he had in 2013 (@420Deepstack), but he deleted it this morning a few hours after I called him out as being a scammer. He actually pre-blocked @ToddWitteles and @Pokerfraudalert before I even interacted with him, presumably hoping I wouldn't see the account.

    Here's a 2+2 thread about him from October 2018: https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...oytek-1725752/

    Last I heard, he lives in Perris, CA, but I haven't looked too much into it.

    The story makes a lot more sense now.

    I've had a guy harassing me on twitch for years that lead to twitter. He would create several accounts on twitch that I'd continue to ban which lead to him following me on twitter.

    One of the names was mrfloppybob (both twitter and twitch) but he followed me under other names on twitter too.

    After a while of doing this twitch harassment which can be common on that platform but not to the extreme this guy takes it one day he contacted me on twitter trying to get personal information and making some threats before calming down saying he would stop harassing me everywhere he's had his fun and was done with that.

    This was very short lived as he was back and I knew who he was watching me over on twitch but instead of just banning him right away since he wasn't harassing me I let it go even though he came close to crossing the line a few times. Later on I come to find out the guy under the name that threatened/trolled me was trying to sell ACR for paypal all over the place and people weren't getting paid. A regular in my stream who he couldn't stand he started to harass after they came at him so I banned him.

    It didn't stand well with this guy and he started making false claims on my name tweeting at paypal, acr, and other big poker players that he sent me money for ACR (a site I rarely ever play on this guy was well aware of that too) and I didn't pay him. As someone who don't really have a following I take this personally because I respect my name and how people think of me in poker not that I'm going to be buying or selling but just in general I wouldn't want to be seen in a wrongful way. I'm never going to sell to some random person even if I had the money on which I don't really play much on ACR.

    After reporting him to twitter and a few others did the same this particular account got shut down but he gets on one of his others to make these same harassing claims so I report the rest of them to twitter.

    He would come on other accounts of his posting in those tweets trying this deflection tactic trying to make it seem like he was telling the truth and I was a liar. This is a standard thing scammers to do placing blame elsewhere when really they are the culprit.

    It got so out of line wasting a few days of my time that after blocking several accounts I made my twitter private. I was seeking legal advice on the subject at the time for slander/defamation and my representation (friend of family lawyer) said if I pursued it legally twitter would most likely cooperate providing ip addresses which can be traced back to the isp so if he's vpning it could potentially be traced back to his true ip. A vpn service knows what they are selling but if it comes down to a legal matter they aren't going to protect someone like people might think.

    After giving it some thought for a few weeks all I really wanted was the guy to get a life and go away so I decided to keep logs of future harassment proof in case I decided to pursue it later on.

    A few weeks after the twitter shenanigans mrfloppybob was still following me and since he was around twitch under that name not doing anything shady for the time being that I can recall I thought nothing of it at the time as to who he really is until I started seeing him begging hard to buy acr funds and not paying people who sent him the money. I instantly blocked his ass after dealing with the previous harassment situation and moved on.

    Sometimes the extreme troll guy would come back when I was on twitch acting normal for a while but it becomes obvious very early who he is and I would let it go on to see when he would blow up and other times he would simply create a terrible screen name usually slandering or being racist that he would get the insta ban.

    I'm quite confident it all goes back to the same person whom I'm sure is getting people to always send first whether it be on acr to play or to sell his alleged acr funds and run off with the money. Depending how the money is sent on paypal chargebacks are possible but it's likely he has them send as "gift" that you can't reverse or if you try to what are you going to say it was for a poker transaction? That won't go well with paypal.

    The guy I've dealt with I can't say for 100% but probably 98% to be this mrfloppybob (it all just adds up) has tried to follow me under various names after my twitter was made private. One night a few months back he kept doing the follow then unfollow 20 times in a row that I went into my twitter settings to turn my follow alerts off permanently so I don't hear my phone beeping every few seconds.

    I'm not the only one this weirdo has harassed on twitch it's been several people over the years with several angles not just to steal money but just to annoy poker players.

    Who knows why Brian Voytek has been a career poker scammer but my guess is too many people in poker can be easily taken advantage of and he's continued to make money on that. You would think winning poker players wouldn't fall for this stuff but that isn't always the case and can many times be far from it.

    If someone is desperate to play poker on a Sunday and can't deposit any other way they will seek out a transfer, or if they don't want to wait for a check because they aren't into bitcoin they will be willing to sell funds.

    Take that extra step of getting bitcoin or waiting for that dreaded check instead of being rolled by a stranger whose befriended you online.

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