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YouPlayWePlay.com

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  1. This is an atrocious company.
    I bought, for fun, a voucher from Wowcher for half price lottery tickets and on this site paid £1 raffle and agreed to that.
    Unknown to me – yeah read the small print – I’d agreed to membership. I’ve now had £28 taken out of my bank account and have had to cancel my bank card to ensure no further payments are made.
    Beware as they might try doing in under a different name if you block them with your bank. I’m not saying they will, but they are so deviant, I’m covering myself as I don’t trust them.
    Whoever wrote reviews on Trustpilot must be in cahoots with them.
    I’m surprised Wowcher is associated with them.

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  2. Absolutely atrocious, they replaced the numbers after the draw was pulled, when I’ve questioned that they banned my account, I’ve contacted the police and will be taking legal action, they just run off with my money

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  3. I too bought a Wowcher deal. Had no intention of paying once that deal had expired. But now I find that they have debited my credit card every month since January for £28!! Very difficult to navigate website. I will be phoning tomorrow!!

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  4. Still no reply to my emails regarding Euromillions raffle on Tuesday 26th of May.

    50 people should now be £20k richer after our syndicate drawing the winning Euromillions raffle.

    Please let us all know why we haven’t received this or an explanation.

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  5. I won the millionaire raffle tonight by matching the raffle ticket. Since I checked via EuroMillions site it was confirmed. I went back to check and the raffle number I matched has now disappeared. Does anyone know what to do? I did screenshot it for proof.
    3 days later still no response.

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  6. Suddenly my password “does not match anymore”, they do not email me new password after attempt to reset it as per their instructions! No reply to my emails to them!

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  7. Bought a living social deal of one time ticket a month later and without my permission or knowledge “you play we play” started to take money out of my account!
    In all my years online this is the first time I feel I have been scammed! I don’t know how they are getting such good reviews on trust pilot? Google “you play we play” and look at “lotto exposed” for similar experiences to mine.

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  8. Do not send any money to this scam they are hiding behind wowcher it’s all a scam wowcher knew this was a scam do not trust wowcher also it’s a big scam you have been warned to no send money to this lot or wowcher

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  9. I brought a one of ticket on wowcher and though I would have a go. I did not want to renew my subscription with them and cancelled it I still have the email to proove I cancelled it well in time and they have still charged me £30 for it. I have contacted them and they have been extremely rude with me and said no you can’t have a refund even though it’s obviously a problem their end and that I cant have my money back nor can I even have the winning from the tickets I got! Don’t use them.

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  10. Scam, I agree as above. Closed my account cannot get a refund.

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  11. Sorry but this company is using wowcher to carry out their scam I have tried to contact them but the email keeps bouncing back imagine every £9:50 they have scammed apparently no telephone to contact them and they supposedly base in Hall Green Birmingham I suppose that is fake also never again

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  12. Same as reviews previously they freeze you out for several months so you can’t choose to buy into any syndicates or use ‘the winnings’ or any action and then without warning after more than five months they suddenly take £28 without the slightest warning. When you complain they say they’ve removed you from the syndicates but they don’t refund the money. If it’s not a scam I’d be amazed.
    It gets 1 star because you can’t do zero stars

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  13. Just taken 28 quid from my account.. signed up with living social offer in JANUARY to play ONCE. it’s now September.. pure thieves

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  14. I enjoyed playing for a while, then they disabled my account for, “chargebacks” or “reversals”
    I have spoken to my bank twice, and head office, both who confirmed there has been no such faults.
    I sent a copy of my statement to prove this since then I have been ignored. They won’t reply to tweets, emails or complaints/issues, FYI, it’s ticket 787346. I’ve raised the issue with resolver and hoping to get a response from them soon.
    It seems bizarre that you can simply close my account, stop any withdrawals and just expect me to be ok with it. I’ve even screen shot the entire thread because I suspect it may vanish.

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  15. The site as at April 2019 seems to be frozen up and no substantial statement/explanation as to say why they are no longer taking entries… If they are finished or closing down they should stop messing around as though they are in operation. Cannot find any publicity to help understand what they are up to all I know from own experience I cannot place any games on my account which has been with them a fair while.

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  16. They are scammers. They have taken over 30 pounds from my account without my consent and I was on a voucher. They submitted entries on my behalf and took my money. I am taking action against them. Please avoid them like the plague.

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  17. I can’t even get on the website! What a complete scam, I always stayed away from this type of thing as the old saying goes when something looks too good to be true it usually is and this proves it! Living Social/Wowcher should stop advertising this!

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  18. Scammers. I purchased a Wowcher credit from these people and now all of a sudden I’m signed up with a subscription, which I never asked for. When I asked for a refund was told I was not going to get one. In total I won not more than a £5.00

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  19. SCAM ALERT & VERY BAD BUSINESS PRACTICE. I purchased a wowcher to enter the syndicate with youplayweplay.com. The format of the website is so complex, not even Einstein would make head nor tail of it. This raised red flags for me, so we raised ticket after ticket with this company to speak to someone to understand how it operates. The responses you get with the tickets are text book garbage, despite their statement they will telephone you, they don’t and won’t. Their responses to tickets are meaningless and they do not and will not answer your questions. This raised further alarm bells. “youplayweplay.com” is a company is operating a SCAM.

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  20. Website is an absolute shambles, looks like it was put together by a 12 year old.
    Too much going on and I can’t make head nor tail of it.
    Only joined up due to a special offer but there’s no chance I’ll be using it once that’s done.
    Much better, clearer and more handiest companies out there to use.
    Big thumbs down from me.

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  21. Small trickle of wins from the full house 50 syndicates but as previous post you really need to get in early not leave to last minute. Have found to my cost like this week I’m four bets out of 9 bets in new syndicate….duh. They pay out ok regularly the accumulated small wins by cheques. Used them for over year Euromills and can say they always sort out quickly any questions you email. Leave on trust they check the Euromills raffle numbers never seen any wins being shared to date. Will now be trying your useful recommendations.

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  22. Youplayweplay.com is 7 years in business, but I haven’t seen any big winning until now. What I could see on their website is maximum 3 number matched and without any raffle number winning. Their site is horrible not easy to use.

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  23. I couldn’t resist popping into their site and having my own look. The first thing that put me off is the pictures and info that scrolls by. I mean slow it down folks. I spent way to much time trying to figure out where to go to play. It’s just too noisy for my tastes! Not sure why I wasted my time and I should have just stuck with the Lotto Exposed team’s review.

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  24. Hello Nick,

    You put a lot of time to expose lotteries online and fake syndicates.

    your self, what you have created as syndicate or lotto site! Do you have any website you own or you prefer to play?

    Thank You

    SALAS

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  25. Hi

    I play in EuroMillions which seems to be the most popular, I’m guessing due to the larger jackpots! I also play Lotto on an occasional basis too.
    Wins are small in size but steady in volume. With wins and commission for ‘refer a friend’ I am normally about break even.

    Maybe something for you to look in to I noticed today they are launching a new lottery on 1st of July and its exclusive to them…..

    Hope this information helps in your reviews 🙂

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    • LottoMad,

      Thanks for that. I will get our team to look into it. I’m always a little suspicious of exclusive lottery games by a private company versus access to the big games. Glad to hear that at least you are breaking even! Let us know if you get ‘the big one’ as well any feedback or info on this new lottery and/or others. Sounds like you are a smart player – let us know how it goes. Nick

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  26. I think you need to play with this company before you make these comments! I’ve played for over 12 months and am always in full syndicates. Tonight I have 6 separate entries, in 6 separate and full syndicates! They’re obviously covering themselves with that comment and definitely get the thumbs UP from me.

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    • LottoMad,

      Thanks for the comments. Our team plays a lot besides the investigations they run. This kind of information is very helpful. I am curious how your winnings have been? Steady? And which lotteries are you in? Thanks for any additional info you can share! Nick

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  27. Completely agree with “Seven Years and They Still Can’t Do This”.
    Absolute and utter rubbish. Thumbs definitely down.

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    • John,

      Have you tried to play with them? What’s been your experience? I did find it interesting that our team found so many complaints regarding their syndicates. See the comment re LottoMad. I am hoping that he/she will send additional information as it is not what our team discovered. Thanks, Nick

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  28. Buy your entries early! These guys are much busier now and if you buy early it’s pretty rare not to end up playing in a full group.

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    • Sorry – we will stick with our thumbs down! Nick

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Youplayweplay Exposed — Seven Years and They Still Can’t Do This!

Youplayweplay Review

Youplayweplay.com is an online lottery provider who puts together syndicates. With their tagline “You Play, We Play”, I’m not sure what their play has to do with players’ participation in their syndicates. They say that they take no part of the winnings. It’s time to look at what these guys offer!

Syndicates versus Single Tickets at Youplayweplay.com

I totally agree with Youplayweplay.com when they say that one of the only ways of maximizing your chances to win the lottery is by purchasing more tickets or joining a syndicate. A syndicate is a group of people that might or might not know each other, who pool money together to buy more lottery tickets. By doing so they theoretically increase the odds of winning without spending more than they would normally. I say theoretically as there are enough single lottery winners to ensure even though Youplayweplay.com claims 1 in 4 jackpots are won by syndicates, the numbers don’t jive.

What Does  Youplayweplay.com Offer

Youplayweplay.com sells lottery tickets and puts together syndicates of 50 players for three different draws (EuroMillions, UK Lotto, and Thunderball) that are held several times a week.

The Numbers  at Youplayweplay.com

A ticket costs £2 for the UK Lotto and Thunderball and £3 for the EuroMillions which is roughly £1 more than their shelf or retail cost. These guys claim that the extra fee is meant to cover operational costs and their unswerving effort of matching you with another 49 players. Let’s look at the one thing that Youplayweplay.com is most proud of – the assembly of syndicates.

Syndicates at Youplayweplay.com

I’d expect that at the very least they would get this right. But, Youplayweplay.com can’t even do that. They say that they will ‘try’ and make sure any syndicate has the full complement of 50 members. They will ‘do their best’. It doesn’t always happen!

Winning at Youplayweplay.com

The same principles apply as with any other lottery. To win you need to match all the numbers to scoop the jackpot or less for lower-tier prizes. What is more important is how will the funds be divided among the winners.

Prizes that don’t exceed £500 are credited into the players’ account directly, while the higher ones need to be paid by the National Lottery. This brings us to the deposit and withdrawal methods which are wire transfer and Alertpay for both, and Skrill for deposits and withdrawals that are below £500.

Youplayweplay.com complaints

If there are any complaints to eventually surface about Youplayweplay, then they have to be about the fact that their syndicate system is broken. If you can’t guarantee players that they will be a part of a syndicate that has a healthy number of players, the very idea behind joining a syndicate is defeated. Three large syndicates are not enough for a website that has been around for 7 years and has its business revolving around this concept. This is the only thing we could find to complain about. There was nothing else online anywhere which could be an indication of the lack of participation in their syndicates much less any single lottery ticket players are using this site.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I like to start with the ugly this time and those who have stumbled upon their website are probably in complete accord with me when I say that Youplayweplay.com’s site is awful. All the information is crammed in the central part of the monitor and unless you have eagle eyes you need to zoom in to read anything. It is almost like they want to discourage people from doing a lot of research and rather take their word for it.

The good is the fact they have actually been around for seven years. The bad – they have been around for seven years and still can’t seem to be confident they can assemble syndicate and actually apologize for that fact that ‘they try’.

Would you mind rating YouPlayWePlay.com?

The Bottom Line at Youplayweplay.com

It’s hard to feel confident when an online syndicate site doesn’t feel confident it can put the basic numbers together. This is supposed to be what they are good at!

Pros:

Offers Syndicates

No Percentage Ownership, Only Fees

Cons:

Can’t Guarantee Minimum Numbers in Syndicates

Seven Years and They Still Can’t Do This

Only Three Lotteries Offered

These guys get a thumbs down. The fact they claim their strong point is putting syndicates together but aren’t confident they can do it is a problem. But first, you have to get by their atrocious website just to find that out!