July 19, 2023 Featured Articles, Poker Gossip, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Rampage Scammed Out Of $450,000 By Dustin Aab

Rampage has most likely been scammed out of $450,000 and publically called out “angel investor” Dustin Aab on Twitter for refusing to pay back his loan.

Rampage revealed: “This “deal” occurred early January this year after I won the Wynn $25K. Had too much money in my bank account for my own good and decided on a risky “investment”. Lessons learned, should be a fun process trying to recoup as much funds as possible.”

The Quincy, Massachusetts player almost doubled his lifetime tournament winnings with his $894,240 Wynn score and is hoping a challenge will recoup his dodgy investment that cost him full half of that dream win.

“If you’re reading this from your broke ass phone Dustin, I challenge you to a freeroll to get out of this debt. We bare knuckle box on live stream for 5 rounds regardless if opponent is KO’d. You win, debt is off. I win, everything stays the same.”

Aab, who describes himself on Instagram as a CEO and real estate investor, with the username “DustinDaCloser” and 1.4million followers, doesn’t deny he owes Yau the money.

However, Aab claims that his wife has been threatened since Yau went public with his claims and that Yau is using his influence to incite others…

It appears that Yau is not the only one who Aab tried to sting, Hustler Casino Live player Nik Airball claiming, “He tried to get me for over a million smh.” Airball also tweeted that fellow HCL reg Francisco was also targeted.

Rampage’s predicament was met with varied responses:

  • “Sucks that this happened and that most of Twitter’s response will be to troll when you already recognize it was a reckless decision. GL getting it back, out’ing people is one of the few plays lenders have and it helps protect others from scams. – Tony Dunst
  • “Wtf?!? That’s an insane amount to loan to someone you don’t know named Dustin Da Closer – Melissa Schubert
  • “This guy plays in the 5/5 games at Hwd Park. lol But good lesson about loaning $$. Settle it in court. I assume you have paperwork & contracts, etc.” – Craig Tapscott

With so much money involved, the poker world is always susceptible to a scam –sometimes the player gets stung, sometimes the player is the scammer, and often both are true

In 2021, WPT and WCOOP champ Patrick Serda was Patrik Seda was accused of a $3,000,000 scam by friends and fellow pros.

In 2022, Kevin Jonna – the man behind the Phil Hellmuth-backed cryptocurrency Bitcoin Latinum – was sued after allegations of scurities fraud and misappropriation of funds totalling more than $500,000 emerged.

Just last month, serial poker scamster Fred Khalilian was charged with orchestrating a murder plot to get rid of a filmmaker who was making a movie about his shady exploits.

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