I log into my YouWager account Saturday night, and see a 0 balance.
I call First Fidelity and speak to Nate (and some assistants) who tell me that earlier that day the $7,700 was transferred to another YouWager player named Thomas Kendzlik.
After researching the account with Nate, First Fidelity tells me that the call for the transfer came from a phone #:
(412) 221-7392 – the same phone # as the one on Tomas Kendzlik’s account.
The IP address that this all came from was 126.96.36.199 – also in Pennsylvania and the one that was used by Thomas Kendzlik.
The player gets on a 3 way call and tells me and Nate that I am his agent from BetonStars. I am dumbfounded by the whole situation.
I call BetonStars. They tell me that I stiffed them for $8,000 as an agent, and I have come to learn that the owner of BetonStars referred to me in this forum.
After looking at this further, BetonStars gave me the IP address from which they had dealt with “me” as an agent --
IT MATCHES the account at First Fidelity registered to this person Thomas Kendzlik.
BetonStars then also told me that then told me that when they sent “me” money, they were told to send it ** to the name Thomas Kendzlik in Pennsylvania.
Coincidentally, Bill Dozer has spoken to the person who owns the email address of the First Fidelity account – BadGuy1122. Bill yesterday listened to tapes of the conversations between the person posing as me to BetonStars and BetonStars representatives. Bill confirmed that the person posing as me as an agent for BetonStars was the same person that Bill spoke to, Thomas Kendzlik.
As it stands now I hope to convince First Fidelity that I am a victim and their transfer system facilitated an $8,000 theft from my account.
I should note that although I have no idea how this person knew I had a First Fidelity account and how he gained my account ID there, I do know that my password was the same as my BetonStars password, and therefore unsecure.
I advise all players to use a unique password for each sportsbook account immediately.
As if this story wasn’t strange enough, we just found out that the only Thomas Kendzlic (spelled with a c at the end of the name and not a k) in Pennsylvania is showing as deceased in 1998, which only perpetuates the idea that this individual specializes in ID theft.