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    Serial ACR scammer Brian Voytek ripping people off again

    Various players across poker groups are alleging that a player named "Chris Polker" ran low level scams, basically asking for money trades and then not sending on his end.

    However, it turns out that there is no person in the US named Chris Polker, and the culprit is career scammer Brian Voytek. The picture he was using was of an uninvolved east coast poker player.

    Voytek, who is 45 years old, is best known recently for ripping off terminal cancer patient Kevin "Racks" Roster.

    Many have since come forward with stories of Voytek ripping them off the same way. Apparently he has been doing the same thing on Global Poker, as well.

    Voytek, posing as this "Chris Polker" character, was also arrogantly taunting the victims on social media, telling them things like, "Never trust a poker payer" and "Teach valuable lessons in life".

    What a complete asshole. Screen shots below.

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    His most recent screen names:
    ACR: BOSTONPOKER
    Cash App: $texans2020

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    A PayPal account he's been using lately was thisisplanetme@gmail.com

    Here is Voytek's general M/O:

    1) Appears on social media offering a trade for ACR or Global Poker funds, sometimes for better than 100% value. He uses a fake name (not Brian Voytek).

    2) Amount of money is usually less than $100, but occasionally higher. However, it never seems to exceed $150.

    3) He almost always asks for Cash App or Paypal -- more often Cash App. He asks you to send first, then vanishes once you send him the money.

    4) When you protest, he blocks you on all social media, sometimes briefly taunting you before disppearing.


    In order to protect yourself, never do ACR/Global trades with unknown people. Additionally, never send first unless the other party is known and trusted.

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    so "Chris Polker" is actually Brian Voytek?

    Chris Polker sent me a FB message about a month ago trying to get me to sign up at Crypto Poker Club under him as my affiliate. I tried to explain to him that place was shady as hell, so I guess that's why he didn't care? LOL
    What a dolt 🙄

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    Voytek will never stop until he gets in legal trouble or dies. He has cheated people for more than $150 at once but perhaps not under this "Chris Polker" name. He has created hundreds, if not thousands of names over the past few years on twitter, twitch, and other platforms.

    He pulls various angles and has harassed plenty of people including me who out him for his shady shit. One of his methods is the deflection tactic making false claims that another person who he don't like or has outted him is the scammer that has cheated people out of money, made bad backing deals,etc... This is a common practice scammers do to not look bad or gain trust so they can keep their little operation going.

    I've been pre blocked on some of his accounts too but I have my twitter private and have had it that way for a while mainly because he kept harassing me with brand new twitter accounts all having random fake profile pictures taken from sites like pintrest,etc...

    It wasn't worth my time but I saved a lot of his harassment messages/tweets. I was seeking legal advice about defamation and things like that which I won't get into that as it could still be a case one day.

    Since he's likely vpning everywhere Twitter can't do much about it but they could force their hand if they can connect the dots and his vpn provider might give up the information since he's using it for malicious practices.

    The best advice is don't deal with randoms on the internet to fund your poker account. Nobody deserves to get scammed but it is insane how many naive people who are desperate to get into the game and don't want to fund their accounts the way they should be which is crypto so they put their trust in some random person.

    The people someone like Brian gets want to purchase poker funds with paypal or cashapp because usually they have no credit card or their credit card gets declined.

    Voytek has plenty of twitter accounts that might tweet between one another vouching for successful trades,etc... Most of these accounts are brand new and go away fast after a few bad dealings. What he does is follows a ton of random people hoping to get follows back or appear to be active on twitter but you can always tell when an account was created.

    People who get scammed on cashapp should all report the name asap.

    Cashapp is not shy to ban accounts real quick because their are a lot of scams that happen on it.

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    How did Voytek find you in the first place?

    He has had me pre-blocked on Twitter since before I was aware of his scams, which means he knew I would eventually find out and wanted to delay that, but he also hasn't made contact with me since calling him out. He just acts like I don't exist.

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    Here's Voytek in April 2009, when he referred to himself as "Floppy Bob":



    This "show" never gained any traction. This was around the time when I knew him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Here's Voytek in April 2009, when he referred to himself as "Floppy Bob":



    This "show" never gained any traction. This was around the time when I knew him.
    Edit: Video with his kids is fucked up.

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    Evicted from his place in Orange County in 2017:

    https://unicourt.com/case/ca-ora-ana...-voytek-854673

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    Here's a thread on Twitter from May 2018 about Voytek scamming small amounts of money from various players, including Tim Reilly. Ryan Enriquezzo was about to "do business" with him, too.

    https://twitter.com/TimReillyPoker/s...44811025006593

    Apparently he loves scamming for amounts under $150 (often less than $100) on ACR. That's his big thing. He might be scamming smaller amounts so as to avoid felony charges, but I have to think they could pin a felony on him at this point given all he's done.

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    Speaking of scammers that Jeffrey Latka of New Lenox Illinois was a scumbag thief.

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    Borovitz and him would make a good tandem

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANKRIZZO View Post
    Borovitz and him would make a good tandem
    Believe it or not, Borovetz is a much better dude than this Voytek guy, despite all of his issues.

    Borovetz is a sick gambler who doesn't enjoy ripping people off, but feels compelled to do so anyway in order to stay in action. Not making excuses for him, and he does belong in prison after doing it so many times, but at least he knows he's a piece of shit for this, and seems to feel bad about it.

    Voytek gets some sort of perverse pleasure out of doing this, and mocks his victims when they complain. That's what irritates me the most about him.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    How did Voytek find you in the first place?

    He has had me pre-blocked on Twitter since before I was aware of his scams, which means he knew I would eventually find out and wanted to delay that, but he also hasn't made contact with me since calling him out. He just acts like I don't exist.
    It started off with his harassment towards me on Twitch.

    He's been coming around to smaller streamers usually with 50 average viewers or under for years.

    One thing he craves is attention so he can get more noticed in these streams versus large ones with chat scrolling by super fast.

    The guy can come off normal on a new account then all the sudden turn as if he's bi polar but he's likely just waiting for a moment to be an asshole, or to play up that he could be nice in order to get people on his side to believe him.

    As I said he likes to do the deflection tactic making claims all of these smaller streamers have scammed other people, etc...

    It's a very old unoriginal gimmick where most people who've been around twitch poker streams have seen him do this at least on one account in someones stream so it's not nearly as potentially harmful to ones character as it once was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerAndPoker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    How did Voytek find you in the first place?

    He has had me pre-blocked on Twitter since before I was aware of his scams, which means he knew I would eventually find out and wanted to delay that, but he also hasn't made contact with me since calling him out. He just acts like I don't exist.
    It started off with his harassment towards me on Twitch.

    He's been coming around to smaller streamers usually with 50 average viewers or under for years.

    One thing he craves is attention so he can get more noticed in these streams versus large ones with chat scrolling by super fast.

    The guy can come off normal on a new account then all the sudden turn as if he's bi polar but he's likely just waiting for a moment to be an asshole, or to play up that he could be nice in order to get people on his side to believe him.

    As I said he likes to do the deflection tactic making claims all of these smaller streamers have scammed other people, etc...

    It's a very old unoriginal gimmick where most people who've been around twitch poker streams have seen him do this at least on one account in someones stream so it's not nearly as potentially harmful to ones character as it once was.
    The only way to go after a guy like him is to go after his family

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