That was over a year ago. I didn’t write another article about him until his recent embarrassing “poker fraud alert” blunder and subsequent banning from Two Plus Two poker forum.
Todd had published an article under his forum name “Dan Druff” that falsely accused someone of theft. He was forced to “edit” his article. It was the subject of a long thread on 2 + 2 and elsewhere. I mentioned these facts in a brief Todd Witteles update a few weeks ago.
In the past year I’ve written about Greg Raymer, online poker sites, poker forums, Mason Malmuth, Russ Hamilton, Annie Duke, Greg Pierson, Freddy Deeb, Paul Leggett, Daniel Negreanu, Drexel, Chinamaniac, Marco Valerio, Marcel Luske and other members of the poker community.
But one brief update caused Todd to ratchet up his long ongoing campaign of, what definitely feels to me, harassment, cyberstalking and extortion. I just reported the facts about an interesting series of events surrounding a scandal that blew up in and around Witteles’ poker forum, incongruously named Poker Fraud Alert.
The scandal I uncovered was a series of scams and frauds run by John Sepulveda, aka Jasep, aka JohnnySep. Not once did I accuse Todd Witteles of complicity in Jasep’s frauds.
This is important because Todd keeps repeating the lie that I accused him of partaking in Jasep’s frauds. Recently he again spread this falsehood with this post on his forum:
“…(Six Toed Pete) reporting the “truth” about my complicit behavior with scammers.” Dan Druff
What I really said was “I don’t believe Todd knew what … John Sepulveda was doing”.
Todd Witteles can’t point to any article I wrote here where I accused him of scamming people with Jasep. Todd repeats that lie to anyone who will listen but it is not true.
I have repeatedly offered Todd to correct any mistake, any error…anything that is not truthful and accurate in my STP articles about him. I gave him plenty of time and the offer still stands.
Todd even recently published my offer on Poker Fraud Alert. Under the offer he replied that he wasn’t going to read all my “libelous” articles to discover any factual errors.
Think about that. Is he admitting he didn’t even read what I wrote about him? If so, why cyberstalk and harass a man who wrote something about you that you didn’t even completely read?
Todd wants to bargain his cyberstalking hate campaign of slander and libel for my removal of truthful, honest articles about him. That’s extortion and I will never agree to extortion.
What I did cover is the interesting angle surrounding Todd’s astonishing failure to vet or sniff out a convicted felon who was running con games for a long time right under Todd’s nose.
Sure I understand Drexel, Chinamaniac, KevMath, Pikachar and others were duped by Jasep. The difference…and it’s a huge one…is that those guys did not present themselves as “The Chief Of Poker Fraud Police”.
Todd Witteles did. He appointed himself the Poker Fraud Alert Czar. He took the moral high ground as the expert in exposing fraud in the poker community. His credentials for such a lofty title amounted to a fortuitous yet serendipitous appearance on a popular national news program years ago about online poker site scams.
His 15 minutes of “fame” went to his head. That is the angle I ran with when I wrote those articles about Todd Witteles. How could that not be an interesting topic?
I discovered and broke the Jasep scandal. I knew Todd had failed as a poker fraud alert “expert”. That is a good story. Plus more research revealed that the Poker Fraud Alert membership is chock-full of fraudsters, criminals, scams and bottom-feeders of the poker community. More compelling irony that needed to be told.
Remember, as I was researching this hornet’s nest of material, Todd and Jasep were plastering my personal, private, copyright protected information all over their respective poker forums and poker podcasts. My family members information, including private photos and work information appeared on their websites.
What Todd is doing today is not new. He’s been harassing me for over a year. The reason he and Jasep started the hate and harassment campaign had nothing to do with “scam” activities they falsely claimed I was involved in. I was communicating with Jasep and Todd at that time. I know they were communicating with each other.
Jasep knew I was on to something about his activities and his past because I told him. Perhaps he contacted Todd and Todd believed him. I’m not sure what they discussed about me but I know Todd did not believe me.
Todd’s PMs to me at that time were dismissive about my concerns for my privacy. Perhaps he sided with Jasep because Todd had invested so much time with his part time radio guest host. I’m not sure but I know he turned against me right in the middle of my Jasep research. He came up with a ridiculous reason to ban me and then harassed me mercilessly.
Did he think that would stop my research and reporting on the brewing Jasep scandals? I don’t know but it had the opposite effect.
I had the Jasep story but now I also had the Todd Witteles fraud cop failure angle too. It didn’t help that Todd, who had taken the moral high ground, was harassing me with his ever increasing cyberstalking. “Honest” Todd threw out his PFA Terms Of Service when it came to me.
Todd’s cyber bullying, stalking and harassment campaign against me has become a related topic to his failures as a poker fraud expert because he uses these illegal and morally repugnant tactics to silence his critics.
He has a history of this type of shameful behavior. Witteles has done it numerous times to silence others.
Contrary to the defamatory claims by Todd I never made any money in a gifting scheme and not a dime selling a xbox report. In fact after sending one or two small gifts I stopped. I then started an anti-internet fraud website warning others about internet fraud. That was many years ago and that website is still popular. Following the “advice” of one person I made some stupid videos. Big deal, there’s nothing more to that.
I have nothing against affiliate marketing or website advertising when done properly. As Todd mentioned the xbox guide during one of his phone calls I told him I never made a dime with that. However I immediately pointed out his hypocrisy by telling him he offered the same or similar stuff on Poker Fraud Alert.
“I do not!” he replied. But he did and I showed him where. Todd had a display banner for affiliate marketing from Amazon on his poker forum. It’s a simple click to find the exact same type of guide and kits on Amazon. “Oh yeah, you’re right” he said, “I never thought about that”. He promised to remove the dishonest xbox posts and agreed I never scammed anyone with the stuff plastered all over PFA.
Todd did not keep his promise. He broke his word. He still hammers me with dishonest posts about affiliate marketing he is currently involved with. Todd Witteles advertises a company on his poker forum that offers cash gifting, xbox repair and business credit products! What a repugnant hypocrite he is.
Contrary to Todd’s slurs I am not senile. I lead a quiet life and I don’t bother anyone. What I wrote about Todd Witteles was true. I have not done anything to deserve the harassment Todd has heaped upon me.
This is the end of part one of a multi-part report on Todd Witteles’ cyberstalking and harassment campaign against me. Future installments will include:
- Todd’s threats to email, phone, contact my family and friends.
- Actual email content referring to my Mom and Dad in the most vile terms imaginable.
- A comment posted two days ago from Thousand Oaks ,CA that is very similar to the hate emails I received about my parents.
- Why I was genuinely worried about what lies Todd would send to my family.
- Why if you ever used the same PW for your Poker Fraud Alert account and an email account you should immediately change it.
- The series of harassing phone calls Todd made to my family members and what was really said (Todd’s posts about the calls are not true).
- Todd’s harassing texts to my family.
- Todd’s repeated Spoof Card harassing calls to me that show one of my family member’s phone number on the caller ID.
- Anonymous harassing phone calls I receive.
- What Todd’s cyberstalking has done to my health and how angry my family is with his actions.
- A cable company investigation into Todd Witteles.
…and so much more.