Redundancy Whammy - Any Advice Welcome
Im after some advice from those of you who do MB for other family members / friends, who are not living at your address.
My Brother has been told he was going to be made redundant by January, and just in last week his wife has found out she is also being made redundant by the end of the month! Just what you need at Christmas, huh.
Although its years since I did the main bookie SUBs, im hoping its still easy (ish) to make a few K in relatively short amount of time. So I really want to try to help them out by making some $$$$ so they can at least pay the morgage.
So for me to MB for my bro, im thinking I will need a new Email account, Moneybookers and I have got an old sim/phone spare for phone contact details.
Not sure about computer setup. My ISP uses static IP's, so I was going to use my laptop, but use a dongle for logging on with my brother’s account. I don't believe bookies look at the PC identifier, just the IP? I would prefer not to have to pay £40 + for dongle, does anyone use proxy to hide IP's. I remember using them some years back in early days of torrents but don't think they are secure, web based ones anyway? Do i need to worry about iesnare? I think i set my cookies up to block iesnare requests, but need to double check. I will also use separate profile on laptop so I don't forget im logging on to Bro's accounts.
If anyone has advice on computer setup or what they would do if starting afresh pls do post i.e. when doing 365 should I jump straight into 4/1 to clear sub or finish sub first, RAF betfair to my bro's account, but should I risk this at other bookies, best way to finish paddy sub without getting limited, etc, etc.
Really appreciate your thoughts. Its all for a good cause, my bro's and his wife are the nicest, most generous people you could hope to meet, so this double redundancy whammy really is a kick in the teeth they really don't deserve,
Muchas Gracias, Amigos
Maybe look at a 2nd hand laptop on ebay just to be safe and crack on with as many of the easy SUB's as you can. Can always resell for little loss. Maybe use your BF account for laying initially & do the matching in their presence so they can pick up after a few weeks?
Sorry to hear BTW - my Dad was made redundant a ocuple of years back shortly after I got my first job post grad and it was a real stinger
Why not mask your IP, rather than use a new connectio?
Or B, if you are limited at a bunch of bookies, start of there for your brother.
Also you could just dutch as well between offers to bust them faster, you wont get as high a return, but it should be quick and easy.
Using a proxy isn't difficult.
My housemates also MB and we're on a static ip through our router so I usually sign up through a proxy.
I use a program in chrome called Proxy Switchy which allows you to quickly switch to a different proxy. I've never had a problem so far.
Proxy's are dangerous as they aren't secure. Remember you are passing sensitive financial information over the net when you deposit money anywhere.
I never RAF anyone who has the same surname as me, too dangerous in terms of linking accounts. I did RAF my Sisters Boyfriend and then used his account to RAF my mum (All different addresses).
I can't help with the IP address as I can change mine by simply unplugging my router. I have had 2 accounts that were linked despite clearing cookies and resetting router before signing up. When I asked the books in question what evidence they had to back up their allegation I was met with stony silence. I can only assume that they were using my MAC address as this was the only common factor I can think of. Both accounts were different names, addresses, tel no, IP address but set up from same PC
Remember you don't have a limited float to begin with this time so get on with the Big SUB's first just in case the offers go. Leave the main UK horse racing ones as it's only 3 1/2 months until Cheltenham. With the offers that are currently available at Laddies, WH etc it's unlikely they're going to get worse. This year I took a week off for Cheltenham and made over £2.5k in the week combining SUB's with existing customer offers
Sorry to hear about the redundancy. I work for a small company, we had literally two employees and the other guy was my best mate. We were told one of us was going and it turned out to be him. I've never felt so guilty to be lucky
You just need to ask yourself one question, do you feel lucky punk?....... Well do ya?
Depending on your router, a lot of them can clone your PC's address, so as such you can change this as well.
Originally Posted by Stevesharpe
Actually just had another thought.
Your brother I assume has a pc, rather than spending £40 a month, or whatever a 3g dongle is, remote into his pc, and place bets from there. That could also sort out your IP issue, but i would test this first for screen lag.
Screen lag won't be an issue if you just set up a proxy on his PC, and then just set it as the proxy in your browser. (As well as clearing cookies, etc.)
I have used a 3 mobile broadband dongle on the OHs account for the last year with a separate netbook she has a different address to me,
the 1gb allowance for £7.50 per month on a 18month contract is plenty never been close to using the 1gb in any month even though i use it for betfair and loading casino offers
also it has a 7.2mbps transfer rate most others at that price are 3.6mbps so less lag.
I'm fairly sure its impossible for a site to get your MAC address unless you downloaded something?
Originally Posted by Stevesharpe
Also I'm not sure you should be talking about this on the public part of the forum, you have good intentions but placing bets under someone else's name is against probably every bookies T&Cs (not sure about the legal issues). Maybe get a mod to move it over?