cwik, on Thursday, October 18th, 2007, 7:18 PM, said:
Alright, some pretty crazy shit.I was just talking to a friend of mine who plays heavily at Absolute Poker (he would rather be left nameless) about the recent POTRIPPER scandal. He does not post/read any internet forums, and was unaware of the situation. After linking him to a couple of the summaries, he had some very interesting things to add. When I mentioned that people had linked Scott Tom, the former CEO, to the case, he immediately recognized the name, and said he knew the guy. He had sat at a table roughly 5-6 months ago, where a guy claimed to be Scott Tom, and wanted him to test the new AP 8.0 software. This guy seemed to know a lot about him (email, location, first name, deposit history), and even put $300 in my friends account to prove he was from AP (by credit adjustment, not deposit/transfer). He also emailed him the new software from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Just to make sure my friend contacted AP support to see if this guy was legit. The email re received back might break this case wide open:Thank you for contacting us.We contacted our promotions department and they informed us that steamroller belongs to the Absolute Poker Staff. For this reason, what he offered you is in legit.Good luck at our tables.Thanks for playing at Absolute Poker! If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know. We are here for you!Sincerely,AaronTeam Absolute ~ Customer Support"To Continue to be the Best and Most Trusted"Support@AbsolutePoker.ComWe’re Here To Stay! All Players Welcome!Come and join the action this weekend with our 150k guaranteed on Saturday and 60k on Sunday! With more and bigger guaranteedtournaments, Absolute Poker is your place to play. See you at the tables whenever, wherever!This email directly links the Steamroller account directly to AP and Scott Tom. It leaves little question that the all the accounts that had been suspected to cheat in the cash games are connected. But does not answer how AP could have investigated these accounts and found nothing suspicious.
This means there's no question that it's from AP support.