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  • JHols1nger

    Read a long set of tweets sent out this morning from a guy named @DAVYTHEGURU on Twitter. Not sure if this sort of thing is even possible and it’s probably just trolling, but if it did actually happen it’s pretty damn funny.

    Had an absolutely soul crushing #DFS experience yesterday. Reeling from it. Gotta get this off my chest (1/17)

    After reading a lot about the advantages of scripting, and though I’m a #DFS GURU and not a computer guru – I decided to try it. (2/17)

    Took an online computer programming course. Wrote a script to select undervalued players and enter my lineups in H2H #DFS contests (3/17)

    Something went wrong. I must have missed a typo or a parentheses somewhere. I ran the script on Sat AM. It was a disaster (4/17)

    Instead of choosing players, creating #DFS lineups, and entering matchups, my script entered the Draftkings ONLINE STORE (5/17)

    The script placed #DraftKings merch items into the Shopping Cart until the cart was filled to capacity- 50 items FYI. (6/17)

    The merch items were ordered to my shipping address and paid for with the account I keep on file on Draftkings(7/17)

    Script kept repeating! Bought from the DraftKings online store all Saturday morning. I couldn’t make it stop. (8/17)

    Hundreds of #DraftKings t-shirts, jerseys, hats, stickers, coffee mugs, coasters, girls’ underwear, etc have now been shipped (9/17)

    After seeing the deluge of rapid fire charges, my bank shut down my checking account for suspected fraud at 2:24 PM ET on Sat (10/17)

    Called DK customer svc this morning, but merch was ordered for overnight shipping. Orders “already out the door” I’m screwed.(11/17)

    Tried to explain my issue to a bank rep on the phone. Rep did NOT get it. Said my situation “doesn’t sound like actual fraud.”(12/17)

    Long story short, I am on the hook for $2,200 in charges for Draft Kings clothing and other merch that I DON’T WANT. (13/17)

    My checking account was overdrafted by more than $1,000. Interest rate on ODs is 27.99%. I can’t afford this right now!(14/17)

    Because of the failed script, I now have no money left to play #DFS this weekend. Guess I’m taking a week off. Sorry fans! (15/17)

  • walkoff9

    • 613

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    I wonder if it was a separate order for each item, if so hes gonna get nailed by his bank for like $30 bucks a pop.

  • johnny

    I read this as he was posting it and it’s funny but I hope it’s not true. It can’t be true.

    Is DK’s security really this horrible? First, no reason any outside scripts should be able to access the DK merchandise store. And second, the sales should easily get blocked or at least not processed and then a DK employee could manually confirm the person wanted to order.

    Does DK really ship that fast and overnight on a Saturday?

    Hopefully DK can deny this happened before this is an other NY Times front page story.

  • Putz

    Just return the items.

  • 1greatbuyz

    • x3

      2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    If I go in to use some of my FDP to pick up some cool gear and they are all out, this is my last straw with scripting. This stuff is probably going to become collectors items and this guy will be sitting on a gold mine!

  • commandercoo1

    this happened.

  • Faucher

    • Blogger of the Month

    If this guy was looking for another follower on twitter, he’s got it

  • Foreman84

    @JHols1nger said...

    Script kept repeating! Bought from the DraftKings online store all Saturday morning. I couldn’t make it stop. (8/17)

    Could have just unplugged the computer..

  • Syko

    Yeah, a misplaced parenthesis caused this. This is basically as bad as the NCIS episode where two people are “hacking” by typing on the keyboard at the same time.

  • JHols1nger

    @Syko said...

    Yeah, a misplaced parenthesis caused this. This is basically as bad as the NCIS episode where two people are “hacking” by typing on the keyboard at the same time.

  • frob2424

    This is impossible.

  • eforsty

    satire

  • crazypaul

    Hopefully he got some hot sauce.

  • einars

    no way this actually happened lol

  • KingRink

    @JHols1nger said...

    Read a long set of tweets sent out this morning from a guy named @DAVYTHEGURU on Twitter. Not sure if this sort of thing is even possible and it’s probably just trolling, but if it did actually happen it’s pretty damn funny.

    Had an absolutely soul crushing #DFS experience yesterday. Reeling from it. Gotta get this off my chest (1/17)

    After reading a lot about the advantages of scripting, and though I’m a #DFS GURU and not a computer guru – I decided to try it. (2/17)

    Took an online computer programming course. Wrote a script to select undervalued players and enter my lineups in H2H #DFS contests (3/17)

    Something went wrong. I must have missed a typo or a parentheses somewhere. I ran the script on Sat AM. It was a disaster (4/17)

    Instead of choosing players, creating #DFS lineups, and entering matchups, my script entered the Draftkings ONLINE STORE (5/17)

    The script placed #DraftKings merch items into the Shopping Cart until the cart was filled to capacity- 50 items FYI. (6/17)

    The merch items were ordered to my shipping address and paid for with the account I keep on file on Draftkings(7/17)

    Script kept repeating! Bought from the DraftKings online store all Saturday morning. I couldn’t make it stop. (8/17)

    Hundreds of #DraftKings t-shirts, jerseys, hats, stickers, coffee mugs, coasters, girls’ underwear, etc have now been shipped (9/17)

    After seeing the deluge of rapid fire charges, my bank shut down my checking account for suspected fraud at 2:24 PM ET on Sat (10/17)

    Called DK customer svc this morning, but merch was ordered for overnight shipping. Orders “already out the door” I’m screwed.(11/17)

    Tried to explain my issue to a bank rep on the phone. Rep did NOT get it. Said my situation “doesn’t sound like actual fraud.”(12/17)

    Long story short, I am on the hook for $2,200 in charges for Draft Kings clothing and other merch that I DON’T WANT. (13/17)

    My checking account was overdrafted by more than $1,000. Interest rate on ODs is 27.99%. I can’t afford this right now!(14/17)

    Because of the failed script, I now have no money left to play #DFS this weekend. Guess I’m taking a week off. Sorry fans! (15/17)

    I’ll take a t shirt and hat haha

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