Identifying cheats and accusing other online poker players of cheating are uncontroversial acts that will always, and will surely, get you into trouble.
Online poker cheats are always justified and disguised as just slippery, strategic and acceptable game tactics. But sometimes, it will be very hard to distinguish between tactics and cheating arrangements in online poker games.
Cheating is very rampant within traditional room and casino pokers. The fact can be attributed to the reality that poker is played based on a number and variety of procedures and rules and games are played more quickly.
Several forms of online poker cheats
The following are some of the most rampant and detected online poker cheats. If you are into online poker, or just a beginner, take note of how opportunistic and unscrupulous people commit online poker cheating methods so you will not fall prey to them.
The most common form of hacking activity victimizing online poker players is the one that involves emails. This sub-form of online poker cheats can be easily detected if you are not that gullible. Just like in any email virus, opening a virus-infected email file can expose your personal online poker directory to others.
Online poker cheats are also experts in ‘hex-editing.’ Through this, a hacker can open an online poker client’s profile and personal programs. Hackers have adopted the technique or technology that online operators had formerly used to edit or modify interesting profiles, including banned names or aliases that are not decent enough and often, really funny and disgusting.
Aside from the two hacking techniques by some online poker cheats, hacking is not that rampant throughout the Internet. Most, if not all, of online poker rooms or operators are equipped with software or programs that will halt any attempt by online poker cheats to hack their systems or their clients’ accounts.
Online poker cheats will find that online poker rooms have security measures encrypted on the player’s screen and decrypted on the operating server’s side. Therefore, experts assert, hacking is just a myth in online poker.
Phishing is the most common fraudulent activity over the Internet. The ‘modus operandi’ is very simple and familiar to online users.
Though phishing, scammers send ‘spoofed’ emails that can easily be detected through their funny email headings or subjects. Several of these scammers can be creative enough to try to convince users to click a link to a Web site.
Clicking on a scam Web site or link will try to fool users by convincing them to divulge personal and confidential financial information like account usernames, social security codes, personal identification numbers, credit card numbers, and others.
Online poker cheats also use this tactic to fool and defraud online poker players. Though, this cheating strategy is not that rampant in online poker compared to its counterparts outside the online poker world.
Here is one example of an email letter that you could receive. Be aware and careful cause this will lead you to links that will eventually defraud you.
Subject: URGENT Modify Account Info
This is regarding your cash out. Online Party Poker urgently needs to check and verify your account information because we are currently upgrading our systems. Failure to provide information will prevent you from cash outs. Click here to provide information.
Online Party Poker Technical Support Team
There. You can easily detect that the letter is misleading you. It is obviously composed by online poker cheats. If you have received a similar letter, just ignore it. Cash outs are not usually cancelled due to lack of information.
This is probably the most widely used cheating method by online poker cheats. In traditional poker rooms, the tactic is very simple. Two players will adopt a common and devised sign language. Through this, their chances at beating other players are higher.
Online poker cheats collude with each other through the use of various modern technologies, including fixed and wireless telephones, instant messaging, radio communications, etc.
It can be funny, but really amazing, how online cheats recently developed ‘self-collusion activities.’ How is this collusion process done?
Online poker cheats will set up or enlist a number of computers in one online poker room and run all of them by himself/herself. Through that, the online poker cheat has the advantage and collude with himself, beating the clueless opponents.
Currently, online poker rooms deny and dismiss allegations that this form of online poker cheat exists within their rooms or games. But nobody can really be sure.
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