Many poker players’ dream is to be Doyle Brunson. It appears that someone in the US has taken that concept to a new level by stealing the 10 time World Series Champion’s identity.
Doyle became suspicious when he began receiving letters from banks and financial institutions at his Las Vegas home. After some digging, the poker legend discovered he was the victim of identity theft.
Part of Brunson’s plan to derail the thief included hitting twitter:
Attention banks, lending institutions, stores, etc. Some imposter is out there using my name. He has my social# and mycredit card#.#stopit
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) February 5, 2014
Considering Brunson’s fame, in both the poker world and in the mainstream, and the open investigation, the thief’s run at using Brunson’s identity will probably be short lived. Brunson Twitter followers, who number over 400,000, were quick to chime in.
— Lost in Poker (@LostInPoker) February 6, 2014
When twitter followers jokingly asked for more info, @TexDolly good-naturedly replied.
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) February 6, 2014
And just in case anyone was tempted to try to be Brunson for a minute, Visa cards have 16 numbers not 14 (and they don’t start with a 6)