|Posted: December 23, 2013, 7:05 pm - IP Logged|
Response to good info from mrcraft in JWBlue's double-post in other thread:
... there are many layers of checks and balances to ensure integrity of its scratchers, and in order to perpetuate fraud (e.g., sending your friends to buy entire rolls of tickets at specific retailers to win top prizes) you need at least 6 people from the gaming company and lottery office participating in the conspiracy to pull it off.
And yeah, that famous incident of inside job Scratch fraud you mentioned here:
That's what I was referring to also. (don't know where to dig it up from just now)
The thing with these official statements from lottery officials, about how secure everything is, and how many layers of security they have, yada, yada. Is that's just the basic "front door attack" that they are quoting.
Kind of reminds you of so many of those heist/theft movies like Oceans 11/12/13 or Die Hard or the recent Now You See Me. What appears to be the multitude of hindrances to the theft is not how the theft is actually performed. They invariably find a way to circumvent and bypass some of those protections so they never even have to deal with them in the first place.
Regarding the famous scratch fraud incident, I only remember hearing about the 1 lottery security guy inside, and his stupid friend/accomplice outside. There weren't 5 other inside accomplices. Just him. Maybe someone else has more info on it.