Red flags with Twitter and Facebook tipsters.
As I have mentioned in some past articles, I have been searching the holy grail of betting tipsters for a long time already. I have made a lot of mistakes and paid a lot of school money. In fact, I could probably buy myself a new car or a long holiday trip with the money I have wasted. Actually, waste is a wrong word as I have learned a lot and can warn you guys now. A lot of covered warning signs will apply also to any tipster service. As Facebook and Twitter promotion is out of hands in my opinion in recent years, ill focus more on them. So, what are the red flags with Twitter and Facebook tipsters?
- The problem started with bookmakers turning their focus to affiliates and rapid growth of social media. It's easy to get notifications through Twitter and Facebook to your computer, laptop and mobile phone.
Affiliates are individuals and businesses who promote the bookmakers and send customers to them through affiliate links.
This kind of advertising has become very popular as the online marketing from bookmakers is heavily regulated and expensive. With affiliates, the bookies have to pay out from the money they already have earned thanks to affiliates.
- The biggest problem there is the payment rules. Affiliates are promoting the bookmaker with their unique affiliate ID. Every customer joining through the link is automatically attached as affiliates client. The status stays there for months. Due to cookies, you are still attached, even if you start using the account after 2 months. There are mainly 2 different payment rules. Affiliate will get paid around 30% from your gambling losses or a flat fee of between 15-30 euros per sign up. The first one is more popular and this is a big issue! You have to question the tipster's honesty and intention when he gets paid only when you lose! Should I trust Twitter and Facebook tipsters who earn ONLY when I lose? The answer is big fat NO!
How Twitter and Facebook tipsters lure in new clients?
There are some common behaving patterns which piss me off. Twitter and Facebook tipsters from who you should stay away from are doing some certain things:
- Exaggerated introduction - The best ever, new big thing, never loose etc. If you check average 30 tipsters from Twitter and Facebook around 20 of them are the best ones in the world. This means that awfully huge % of them are lying. Believe me, the ones who are really good and worth to follow don't need to remind you how good they are. They let the results to speak. Usually, the word spreads quickly as every punter have friends who like to bet from time to time.
- They offer you bookie bonuses. Why Twitter and Facebook tipsters are offering you bookie bonuses and free bets? To lure you to join through their affiliate links. Every new customer will get bonuses anyway and ill write soon why to avoid the bonuses in most of the bookies!
Also, keep in mind that bookies are cooperating with their biggest affiliates closely. There were some accounts blocked by Twitter and bookies advertised on their official pages to FOLLOW new affiliate accounts for tips. Bookmakers have to change the rules for Twitter and Facebook tipsters rather sooner than later I hope. The pressure is big at the moment and there's also quite hefty fines written to bookies by governments already. Affiliate business is getting regulated in some countries already. For example, a tipster cant pretends to be customer showing his slips on tips he gives out. There's a nice read about affiliates!
Red flags with Twitter and Facebook tipsters.
And now to most interesting part! As mentioned above, exaggeration and offering bookie bonuses are already red flags and ill add some more.
- Affiliate links and bonuses links. Bonuses are available anyway and for existing customers, there's also a lot of free bets as promotions for high calibre games. When there are affiliate links tough, I think you get the point already. Lest check quickly my Twitter feed. From first 15 tweets, I can see 4 accounts offering tips and to join through their affiliate links.
- No record keeping nor independent verifying site following these tips. Can you imagine how easy it is to write twice a week that we have a 15 winning run and profiting 11 months out of 12? Or how easy it is to make a google spreadsheet where only you can add and delete tips? I strongly recommend to write every tip down before you start actually following these tipsters and you can quickly see the truth! There are plenty enough tipping sites where tipsters can only write down real odds and hundreds of pairs of eyes are checking the results added by the tipsters. There's also sites which are resulting the game themselves, so no room for scamming people.
- They are tipping high calibre games without any added words. Of course, there are tipsters who can beat the bookies with these games, but my experience has shown that most of them fail. Bookies prices are too sharp to beat them day in day out in English Premier League games. If it would be so easy, no bookie would offer them anymore with these big limits.
Examples of tipsters to keep away from.
First example link brings me to a 1xbet bookmaker. I have used them and terrible bookmaker with quick limits and slow withdraws. You can deposit quickly without any delay, but the show starts when you want to withdraw your money. Some comments I have found pretty quickly googling the bookie: More than a year waiting for withdrawal and still nothing (passed more than 20 steps) = cheaters. Totally fraud company. If you win Big they will take your money and whatever you ask company customers service will be the same. They're definitely thieves. They stole my money and locked my account. They twist the odds and your bets.
The second example is offering several different bookmakers affiliate links. This account has also a big amount of followers, but to be honest, in a quick check you can spot that there can be a lot of fake accounts.
There is, of course, good free tipsters in Twitter and Facebook, but I strongly suggest to be more careful and not to buy all the hypes. After all, they obviously don't care about your money and there's no intention of earning you some easy bucks. There is, of course, some other red flags, but all of these relentless scammers who's intentions are questionable, have these things in common. Overall, check for these red flags and once again, write down tipsters tips for a month or two and you will see already if he is even close to what he claims to be.