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GrandGouda 08-31-2005 01:18 PM

Bottom 10 Scamdicappers
 
I found this writeup on another site and thought I'd share. These are not the opinions of the Gouda, nor have I researched them.

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the Bottom 10 Scamdicappers in the Business

The 2005 FOOTBALL SEASON Kicks Off this Thursday and this is a MUST READ for ALL GAMBLERS!

Everyone loves Top 10 lists. David Letterman's Top 10 List, The Top 10 teams in college football, the Top 10 in the NFL, even the Top 10 football handicappers.

But Today We Have --- THE BOTTOM 10 --- SO STAY AWAY FROM THESE SCAMDICAPPERS & their high pressure salesmen.

So who are the Bottom 10 scamdicappers in the business?




MIKE WARREN SPORTS, BALTIMORE, MD. --- Look up "scamdicapper" in the
dictionary and you'll find Mike Warren's picture. He's the badest of the
bad, the most disrespected and disreputable sports handicapper of them all.
He also couldn't pick a winner if his life depended on it.
He recently scammed an elderly Korean War veteran in Buffalo out of big
bucks by making bogus claims about his touting ability. Before that, Warren
was fined by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs for deceptive
advertising practices, according to the New York Post.
Warren also bilked people when he ran the now-bankrupt "Psychic Hotline," a telephone service that charged callers to speak to fortune tellers.
Mike Warren isn't even honest about his real name, which is actually
Michael Warren Lasky.




AGAINST THE SPREAD (ATS) CONSULTANTS, BALTIMORE, MD. --- This outfit is
the second-worst tout service in America, almost as bad as Mike Warren
Sports. And guess who runs ATS? Robert Lasky, nephew of Mike (Warren) Lasky.
The complaints about ATS have been numerous, including allegations of credit card fraud, sneaky telemarketing scams and
phone pager bait-and-switch scams and the bilking of a set of Iowa twins out
of nearly $200,000.



JIM HURLEY'S NETWORK, JERICHO, N.Y. --- The third worst tout service out
there. And, to no one's surprise, it's also run by a Lasky, in this case
Brian Lasky, brother of Mike (Warren) Lasky. "Jim Hurley" is Brian's alias
and it's no wonder he uses one.
The "Network" is a typical Lasky con operation that's more interested in
(and talented at) ripping off customers than picking winners. But then again, scamdicapping is the family business if you're the Lasky family.
Brian also employs some of the rudest clerks in the business.



STU FEINER(Your Source), FARMINGDALE, N.Y. --- After the Lasky Boys, Stu Feiner is the biggest scamdicapper around. Sometimes called Mr. Lisp because of his Speech problems. He too has been fined by the New York City
Department of Consumer Affairs for deceptive advertising practices,
according to the New York Post.
He also has the distinction of having run the most annoying scamdicapper
commercials ever seen on television: his shouting about his touting made one
want to shoot the TV screen. HBO did I special last year on how STU FEINER ripped a guy off for $60,000 thru credit cards and Western Union.



KEVIN DUFFY(aka THE LIVING LEGEND), FARMINGDALE, N.Y. --- What is it about the scamdicapping
business that makes it run in families? Kevin has earned the nickname COFFEE CAKES because of his terrible ACNE problem, but what is Worse than his looks are his outrageous claims to HIT 85% of his picks.
But just like Stu, Kevin makes outrageous claims about what little handicapping success he has.
That's why Duffy has also been fined by the New York City Department of
Consumer Affairs for deceptive advertising practices, according to the New
York Post. What specifically did Duffy do to earn the fines? The same thing
Mike Warren and Stu Feiner did: he ran newspaper ads which contained phony claims about his success in picking winners.



JACK PRICE, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. --- Next on our list of the Bottom 10 is
> Jack Price. This guy looks like a Walking GORILLA. A former Price employee told the RGT Wager Watchdog that Price's
picks are often made by flipping a coin.
Price, whose real name is Mark Meghrouni, also used to run Paradise
Casino, an offshore sports book in Curacao that went out of business.
Last year, Price pled guilty in Federal Court to money laundering and tax
evasion charges, paid millions of dollars in fines and back taxes and had a
house and car confiscated, according to the Associated Press. In addition,
Price was sued by former NFL players John Brodie and Deacon Jones for
fraudulent use of the football players' names in connection with a Price tout
service.




DAN PASTORINI, HOUSTON, TEX.--Yes, it's the former Houston Oilers
quarterback, running his own tout service. Last fall, Pastorini had to run
an apology in USA Today, saying he does not use "inside" sources from the
NFL to make picks for his tout service. The NFL had sued Pastorini after he
made such claims in an earlier USA Today ad.



ED HOROWITZ, NEW YORK, N.Y. --- This guy calls himself "The Professor."
According to a story in Sports Illustrated, he is a former cocaine addict
who was once arrested in New York on gambling charges. That's certainly
someone you'd want to trust with your money, no?



****** DEMARCO, ATLANTA, GA. --- The real name of this scamdicapper is
John L. Edens. According to a story in Sports Illustrated, he told people
who called his free 800 line to call his for-a-charge 900 line for picks,
and if the picks lose, there is no charge. That's a lie, however, because
once a 900 number is called, the charge is automatic.
He once claimed to have gotten inside info from a college basketball
coach, but the coach denied speaking to him. He also claimed his tout
service was top-rated by a monitoring service, but declined to reveal he was
associated with the monitoring service.



OTHER Scammerable Mentions:
NSAWINS,, Sonny La Fouchi
Boxer Sports,carlstadt New Jersey
AAA SPORTS AKA GREG SHURDEN, Missi
M & K SPORTS
Sportbookguru,Texas
Jim Feist the Heist
Kelso Sturgeon
JOE WIZ from NY
The DUKE from Baltimore MD
Dr Ron Bash
Jimmy the Fixer
Mike Wynn's
Jonny D.e.t.r.o.i.t.

JunkyardDog47 08-31-2005 02:25 PM

Excellent article. Notice how many of these touts are now forced to join forces in one group or anyther because they can not afford to go it alone anymore. I have one publication where the pre-season top 25 is done by Phil Steele, the angles and trends by Mark Lawrence, and the team write by Arne Lang.

GatorMike 08-31-2005 02:27 PM

Good stuff Gouda....hate these guys...

Keith 08-31-2005 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BigdaddyQH
Excellent article. Notice how many of these touts are now forced to join forces in one group or anyther because they can not afford to go it alone anymore. I have one publication where the pre-season top 25 is done by Phil Steele, the angles and trends by Mark Lawrence, and the team write by Arne Lang.

Bigdaddy--doesn't you buying this publication put $$ in the pockets of the scamdicappers which you dislike so much ? I am not asking that in order to be argumentative, just to suggest that if you believe these people are thieves (and we know you feel that way about Phil Steele), maybe there are other pre-season publications that are more deserving of your $$$.


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