..

Gambler Jailed for Threatening Owners of Lost Dogs

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Aug/02/2017

A British gambling degenerate has been thrown behind bars after he was found to have blackmailed vulnerable dog owners by threatening to kill their lost pets if they did not pay up.

Mohammed Miah, 25, would look for “lost pet” signs plastered around town as well as online messages then contact the distraught owners.

He told some of the owners that if they did not pay sums of hundreds of pounds into his account, he would kill the dogs.

"If you are a dog lover, losing it is bad enough but to hear it will be killed if you don't pay up means you would be signing its death warrant," prosecutor Gareth Walters said.

Miah also contacted people who had posted over the Net requesting information about their stolen cars. 

The scams netted a total of £5,250 over eight months.  He would often demand a payment of £5,000 then drop the price down to £300.   Should the pet owner refuse to pay up, a text would be sent asking “where do you want the bodies?”.

Miah never had the individuals pets or automobiles.  He was eventually tracked down via his own phone and bank account.

Miah pleaded guilty to 15 charges of fraud and four of blackmail.

Andrew Baker, defending, said Miah was a gambling addict who had conceived the scam after getting into debt.

"It is a nasty and unpleasant offence," he said. "Perhaps it shows the dangers of advertising rewards online. You could be prey to this type of person."

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

5 Exciting Card Games from Around the World

Card games are exciting and entertaining. So, it only makes sense for card lovers worldwide to want to explore other options out there. Luckily, there are dozens of card games worldwide, most of which we will discuss in this article. 

Sports Betting Has Been Big Business for States

Sports Betting Has Been Big Business for States

The numbers don't lie.  Since a handful of states legalized sports betting over the past two years, the take has been staggering.

"Tony Meatballs" and Others Indicted for Sports Betting, Heroin Distribution, More

"Tony Meatballs" and Others Indicted for Sports Betting, Heroin Distribution, More

More than a dozen alleged mobsters have been charged as part of a sweeping federal indictment unsealed on Monday including one 72-year-old named Anthony “Tony Meatballs’’ Gifoli.

Atlantic City Casino Earnings Fall 37% Amid Pandemic Limits

Atlantic City Casino Earnings Fall 37% Amid Pandemic Limits

Atlantic City’s casinos saw their collective profits fall by more than 37% in the third quarter of this year as they reopened with capacity limits and costly measures designed to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rise of Virtual Esports Betting in 2020

The Rise of Virtual Esports Betting in 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the sports betting industry found itself in a position they’ve never experienced before. Out of a sudden, all sports events were cancelled, without any predicatble future insight.

Syndicate