How anyx, patrice, themarkymark and yabapmatt collude to steal some vote buyers' money.
He is able to redirect some of the bots' funds to accounts of his liking.
Anyx is responsible for steemcleaners and cheetah.
Patrice is responsible for mack-bot, mack-botjr, prowler and spaminator.
Themarkymark is responsible for badcontent, ipromote, buildawhale, upmyvote and buildawhale's blacklist.
He is mostly responsible for steemflagrewards as well, and this was already explained in one of my previous threads.
Yabapmatt blacklisted people by way of remote control over bidbots which use his API.
Instead of refunding these people with a message of his liking, their funds are automatically transfered to steemcleaners, which owner anyx intentionally ignores reports about spam and excluded himself from dealing with spam.
Yabapmatt chose to embrace either patrice's or themarkymark's blacklist, or both's and commit this automatic theft.
The mutual witness votes between these people are at least a part for the motivation for this collusion.
Anyx receives the stolen money directly to his steemcleaners account and ignores comments on his automated reports.
Anyx also ignores reports about this institutionalized theft, and by now, he is already aware of it for months.
His cheetah bot also whitelisted zer0hedge for fear of being retaliated by its owner, whom is either a preminer or simply a big former buyer of STEEM, and my guess would be a preminer, but this is a digression.
I wonder if danielsaori's dustsweeper is in this scam as well, but I will not try to verify it with my own money.
Even if the current answer to it is a no, his current witness votes are evidence for his personality, and my recommendation is to not deal with him, unless you are a conformist submissive slave, and intend to maintain good relations with the up and coming, even worse than the old guard, crop of witnesses. In this case you may feel more secure about dealing with him, even if his personality is still what it is.
The only two bidbots that I know about that still do not collude with this up and coming crop of witnesses are proffit and steemdiffuser.
Even luckyvotes, my former most favorite bidbot is used as a proxy to steal customer's money, and uncharacteristically, its owner repeatedly ignored comments about it.
I hope that the reason for it is merely a miss, but there was more than one comment about it already, and more than 18 hours had already passed since the last of these comments that I am aware of.