First of all, does match fixing exist in football and sports in General? Yes of course it does. We have seen games where a team allowed a player to literally walk through their defence and the keeper dived in the exact opposite direction of the ball. There are some that at 90 Minutes the scoreline would 1 – 3 and the home team makes a glorious comeback to 4 – 3 at 90 + 5 minutes. We are sure you must have seen games like this.
But if some dude or a website tells you to pay an amount X for a fixed match, we can guarantee you that it’s not a fixed match. They run a smart scheme to defraud people. Ask yourself, if that match was really fixed, why would they be selling it to me and not bet on it themselves?
The process of fixing a game is very cumbersome. The referee, the two teams and many other officials have to be in the loop. There are also adverse consequences if a team is caught in a match fixing scandal, they stand a chance of being wiped out of the league or relegated to the last division. Why would the match fixers take such a risk to release information about a fixed game?
How the scam is done
The people who post on Nairaland and hideous looking ugly websites telling you they have a fixed game, what they do is a clever pyramid scheme. When you even think about it, the information they give is not what a fixed match looks like. If someone says Bury vs barnsley was fixed… seriously??? Matches in front of a Stadium full of people that are on Television will never be fixed. It’s too risky for all the parties involved. Don’t forget that more than one player has to be bribed to get a fix to land, especially on events like match results and half time / full time.
You may ask, but i have received a fixed game that has landed, we all know one fix that has landed right? It’s very easy. Let’s consider this examples;
The full time result has 3 possible outcomes, HOME WIN, DRAW and AWAY WIN. They usually have a list of people they intend to send the “fixed” match to. They send a set HOME WIN, another set DRAW and the last set AWAY WIN. Every match would definitely have one of this outcomes and if you are lucky enough to receive a DRAW which actually ended in a draw, you would win and then pay him and also tell about 10 other people.
The same goes for Half time / Full time, There are 9 possible combinations;
These different outcomes are sent to a mixed set of people once again. Definitely one set would win and tell loads of people they have met a real fixed provider. This cycle continues over and over and over again. When they run out of people to scam, they change their names and start over again. People would still pay again! Clever isn’t it?
Before you throw away your hard earned money, ask yourself why they are trying to sell you this information and not use it themselves? Real fixed matches are not posted on social media. If a Malaysian betting syndicate has organized a fixed match in Latvia, do you think they would run to Facebook to post it?
Don’t fall a Victim.