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Surely No Human Being Can Be This Stupid

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masternerdguy
Doomheim
#1 - 2012-06-20 00:58:33 UTC  |  Edited by: masternerdguy
Widow Ohaya wrote:

My Main makes an easy 3 Billion a day, that's more than enough to keep me going so I think it's time to SHARE THE WEALTH! But, I'm not here to make all of EVE RICH - To receive your ISK all you have to do is play my game RISK = ISK - The more you RISK the more the ISK!


$$$ PICK ONE $$$


1. Send me 10 Million ISK and receive 50 Million in return

2. Send me 50 Million ISK and receive 500 Million in return

3. Send 100 Million ISK and receive 1.5 Billion ISK in return

4. Send 200 Million ISK and receive 3 Billion ISK in return


✔ BONUS! Send 333 Million ISK and receive 5 Billion ISK as your REWARD!


All ISK returned within 3 Min after verifying the following 2 Guidlines:


1. ONCE PER PLAYER! No really! Do NOT Send Again!!!! No ISK will return!!!

2. Your toon must be at least 2 weeks old, this is to prevent 1 day alts from being created for fast ISK. ( The Point IS To SHARE THE WEALTH! ) I WILL BE CHECKING!


Do people fall for this STILL?

Things are only impossible until they are not.

Jonni Favorite
Red Slice Enterprise
#2 - 2012-06-20 00:59:57 UTC
Works in RL why not in a game?
Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#3 - 2012-06-20 01:00:49 UTC
masternerdguy wrote:
Widow Ohaya wrote:

My Main makes an easy 3 Billion a day, that's more than enough to keep me going so I think it's time to SHARE THE WEALTH! But, I'm not here to make all of EVE RICH - To receive your ISK all you have to do is play my game RISK = ISK - The more you RISK the more the ISK!


$$$ PICK ONE $$$


1. Send me 10 Million ISK and receive 50 Million in return

2. Send me 50 Million ISK and receive 500 Million in return

3. Send 100 Million ISK and receive 1.5 Billion ISK in return

4. Send 200 Million ISK and receive 3 Billion ISK in return


✔ BONUS! Send 333 Million ISK and receive 5 Billion ISK as your REWARD!


All ISK returned within 3 Min after verifying the following 2 Guidlines:


1. ONCE PER PLAYER! No really! Do NOT Send Again!!!! No ISK will return!!!

2. Your toon must be at least 2 weeks old, this is to prevent 1 day alts from being created for fast ISK. ( The Point IS To SHARE THE WEALTH! ) I WILL BE CHECKING!


Do people fall for this STILL?


you're still mad about that?
masternerdguy
Doomheim
#4 - 2012-06-20 01:02:33 UTC
Morganta wrote:


you're still mad about that?


Oh goodie, it didnt take general discussion long for someone to assume I personally fell for itBig smile

This thread is going places.

Things are only impossible until they are not.

Pyramid Scheme
Carebear Productions
#5 - 2012-06-20 01:04:55 UTC
better write a check to that nigerian prince
aetherguy881
Grouchy Rediculous Ugly Man Pigs
#6 - 2012-06-20 01:05:23 UTC
I think it's going to be a repost in the near future...
Greyscale Dash
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-06-20 01:06:54 UTC
Pyramid Scheme wrote:
better write a check to that nigerian prince


I feel sorry for that one legitimate nigerian who really does need help.
masternerdguy
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-06-20 01:19:12 UTC
Another gem from Jita local.

P'Tak wrote:

Space-Isk GiveAway!
Send Your Isk Now !!

Completely legit GiveAway.
CHECK MY AGE (2008)

Will you go for the small bit of a sure thing, or chance your luck against 1:3 odds and win a Billion Isk?

Choose:

-Send me 20-30m isk. I send you 40-60m. Once.
it's that simple.

~or~

-Send me 333m isk.
-1:3 odds of winning 1,000,000,000.00 isk.


*Winnings are broadcasted in local & transferred in full instantly
*Only one game per pilot, regardless of outcome. NO alts.


Does the fact so many people do this indicate this scam works?

Things are only impossible until they are not.

Ituhata Saken
Killboard Padding Services
#9 - 2012-06-20 01:30:01 UTC
That's the general logic, it continues to happen because it must have been successful in the past.

Honestly, we are a greedy bunch and it just kills some of us to know its a scam but wonder if this happens to be true! The payoff could be huge!

Or in the immortal words of Peter Grifin
Quote:

A BOAT'S A BOAT, but the mystery box could be anything. IT COULD EVEN BE A BOAT. You know how much we wanted one of those.

So close...

Corina Jarr
en Welle Shipping Inc.
#10 - 2012-06-20 02:00:18 UTC
I love those things, I make more from those "scams" than I do from missions.

And I'm not even the one running them.Smile
Katja Faith
Doomheim
#11 - 2012-06-20 02:02:23 UTC
Nigerian Princes ftw.

Wait, wut?
Werst Dendenahzees
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2012-06-20 02:09:26 UTC
You look like someone who has just discovered the international banking system.
Crunchie Attuxors
Always Another Corporate Venture
#13 - 2012-06-20 02:10:05 UTC
masternerdguy wrote:

Do people fall for this STILL?


You underestimate the power of greed and overestimate the capacity for reason of the average person.

Having indulged in such Market PVP on occasion, I can say the volume is not that great. You better off camping in null in a pet alliance than trying to run this for a living. Still, plenty of customers.
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Ban Bindy
Bindy Brothers Pottery Association
True Reign
#14 - 2012-06-20 02:35:32 UTC
There is no limit to how stupid a human being can be. It's physics.
Simi Kusoni
HelloKittyFanclub
#15 - 2012-06-20 02:37:22 UTC
Jonni Favorite wrote:
Works in RL why not in a game?

If Eve has fostered a single desire in me, it is the desire to walk around town claiming to be a psychology student performing a study on the nature of trust.

[center]"I don't troll, I just give overly blunt responses that annoy people who are wrong but don't want to admit it. It's not my fault that people have sensitive feelings"  -MXZF[/center]

Ziranda Hakuli
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2012-06-20 02:39:15 UTC
Human. fall for this? oh hell yeah!!! its called the nature of greed. we all need it and it goes so quick!
Kuehnelt
Devoid Privateering
#17 - 2012-06-20 02:39:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Kuehnelt
This is how the scam is supposed to work:

correct rules:
1. there is no limit on the number of times you can play.
2. there is no minimum amount of isk that you may send - I will double/triple any amount.

procedure:
1. someone sends me 10 isk; I send the multiplied amount back
2. that same person sends me 10mil isk
3. the end.

I make the initial broadcast in local, then regularly acknowledge in local that I've sent someone his money - whether this has happened or not. It is possible for you to make money off of me, and obviously for me to make money off of you. The best victims of this scam are those who plan to beat me at it.

These "ONLY ONCE", "MINIMUM AMOUNT" scams are degenerate forms of the true scam, plied by people who don't have the capital for the proper form of the scam, or who never understood how the scam was supposed to work, or who are thinking "if people try it must work!" and are otherwise brainlessly imitating some earlier broke/confused fellow. These scams probably mostly work on people who mistake them for the proper scam (see for instance Corina Jarr, above), and send 10mil or whatever expecting a second and possibly third round of the game.
Herr Hammer Draken
#18 - 2012-06-20 02:45:15 UTC
masternerdguy wrote:
Another gem from Jita local.

P'Tak wrote:

Space-Isk GiveAway!
Send Your Isk Now !!

Completely legit GiveAway.
CHECK MY AGE (2008)

Will you go for the small bit of a sure thing, or chance your luck against 1:3 odds and win a Billion Isk?

Choose:

-Send me 20-30m isk. I send you 40-60m. Once.
it's that simple.

~or~

-Send me 333m isk.
-1:3 odds of winning 1,000,000,000.00 isk.


*Winnings are broadcasted in local & transferred in full instantly
*Only one game per pilot, regardless of outcome. NO alts.


Does the fact so many people do this indicate this scam works?


Well I do not know. But I do know who is hanging out in Jita now.

Herr Hammer Draken "The Amarr Prophet"

St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2012-06-20 03:34:14 UTC  |  Edited by: St Mio
Am I the only one who finds it funny who the person asking this question is? Big smile
FeralShadow
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#20 - 2012-06-20 03:36:40 UTC
I make 10bil isk a day. Send me isk, and I will keep it, returning none of it.

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

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