A group of unknown persons has bought the domain name fullflushpoker.com of the dead online poker skin, Full Flush Poker, and immediately erected a virtual warning sign on the website.
An unspecified group of peeps has purchased the domain name of fullflushpoker.com for an undisclosed fee via auction, and they want you to know they do NOT have your money, are NOT liable for your debt, and are NOT associated with the prior owners.
Yes, the new owners haven’t just capitalised the word NOT, they have even typed it in bold – the equivalent of shouting in your ear with a megaphone.
Flushdraw’s Haley Hintze broke the news of the deal after it came to her attention that the new owners of the domain name had posted a notice on the front page of the once popular website.
The notice explains that the previous owners are not returning calls, have likely fled the countries in which they operated, and stiffed not only the players who are left $2m in debt, but also marketing affiliates, and the people who worked in the Costa Rican offices.
fullflushpoker.com was the mother ship of the Equity Poker Network (EPN). Launched in 2013, as a non-profit network, the EPN closed down at the same time as Full Flush Poker.
Equity Poker Network founder Clive Archer
Speaking to CalvinAyre at the time of the launch, EPN founder Clive Archer explained that the network didn’t ‘guarantee players funds for any specific operator’, stating that responsibility for player funds laid with the ‘specific operator’ like fullflushpoker.com
Archer left EPN Dec 2015 after a period of ill health prevented him from fulfilling his duties. It’s unclear who was running EPN or Full Flush Poker at the time of their demise. In her article, Hintze points out that a ‘whistleblower on a popular poker forum’ named Jorge Barahona, Victor Bigio, Hugues Marion, Leon Vargas, and Ben Johansen as individuals with a connection to the two sites.
The notice also mentions a ‘pending lawsuit’ to retrieve lost funds stating there is ‘no evidence of this litigation,’ and it may well be a scam. The lawsuit the notice refers to seems to be one rumoured to have begun at the hands of the online gaming consumer protection outfit Game Protect.
A notice on the Game Protect website seeks funding from potential claimants to cover court fees more than $5,000 and wants the money deposited in Bitcoin. An update on Jan 14, 2017, states that Full Flush Poker owe a player called Agirlinoh $152,000, and he has joined their litigation campaign. That same statement asserts they have received claims totalling $248,000.
The statement on the fullflushpoker.com website warns people not to pursue this line of enquiry stating the minds behind Game Protect are unknown and unproven. Instead, they suggest that you contact the new owners of the domain if you want to get your money back because a ‘group of concerned affiliates and poker sites have come together in an attempt to help the victims.’
If you are a victim of the Full Flush Poker atrocities, then check out fullflushpoker.com for yourself and make your own mind up about who is telling porkies.
Go to: CalvinAyre article
Game Protect statement fullflushpoker.com article
- The Equity Poker Network (EPN) and skin Full Flush Poker had the same operator. Hence, Clive Archer as founder of the EPN is very well responsible for the fullflushpoker.com liabilities.
- Pedro Caules Coll with his company Calexico de Capitales INT SL, street Cautivos De Constantinopla 42 2, 07760 (Ciutadella de Menorca) Menorca, Balearic islands, Spain was running EPN and Full Flush Poker at the time of their demise. Therefore, Pedro Caules Coll is fully liable for the fullflushpoker.com debts, beside Jorge Barahonas and other participants!
- Claimants have to send their court fee directly to the law firm’s third party bank account in Curacao.
- The amount of proved claims is totalling $248,000. The amount of claimed claims is over $300,000. Example: Claimant is owed 15,000, but has only proof for $5,000 in form of emails or chatlogs.
UPDATE March 22, 2017
Special agent and participant of the Full Flush Poker scam, Professional Rakeback, is behind the fullflushpoker.com scam statement!
A group of concerned affiliates and online poker sites…
Over “poker sites” is a hidden link to Professional Rakeback.
Jonathan Brown is blatant lying again, claiming he would be not associated with the Full Flush Poker scam! LMAO
There is also no group of concerned “poker sites” and only one concerned affiliate who participated in this scam!