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A Scam in Plain Sight

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Rogue Halo
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#1 - 2016-12-22 21:27:47 UTC
James315 is running a scam in the MarKet Discussions forum.

Here is a link to the scam :- https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=141127&find=unread

I'd like to quote from that thread :-

"*** SPECIAL UPDATE*** We now have our very own blog at MinerBumping.com so we're officially a proper EVE business. Cool*** END SPECIAL UPDATE **

This "proper EVE business" purports to have sold 1 trillion+ shares.

As far as I know the only bodies that have shares in EVE Online are corporations.

James315 belongs to a corporation of which he is the sole member and which has 1000 issues shares

So these 1 trillion+ shares that James315 purports to have sold....What exactly are they shares in?

The fact is there are no shares....James315 is selling 'pretend' shares.

This is obviously a scam but the problem is there doesn't seem to be any mechanism by which the scam can be closed down.

It seems James315 can continue to take 'donations' from EVE players in perpetuity

I'd like to see this scam closed down. Could somebody from CCP suggest how I go about it?
Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#2 - 2016-12-22 21:31:51 UTC
*sigh*

You know that re-creating the very same thread that was just closed or moved is against the forum rules?

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Gadget Helmsdottir
Gadget's Workshop
#3 - 2016-12-22 21:43:17 UTC
How much did ya lose?

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Paranoid Loyd
#4 - 2016-12-22 21:44:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Scams are within the game rules, that being said, this is not a scam, people are getting what they paid for.

Your threads are a perfect example of the return on investment. Blink

Protip: Just because you choose to take words at face value, it doesn't mean that's what they actually mean.

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Vigirr
#5 - 2016-12-22 21:44:52 UTC
Troll or stupid.

Sometimes it's difficult to spot the difference, many times it's just best to assume both at the same time.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#6 - 2016-12-22 21:46:18 UTC
My 10 shares in the New Order is the best ISK I've ever spent.

It is still paying dividends to this day.

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Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#7 - 2016-12-22 21:49:57 UTC
Seems as if he's set his mind on this Lol.

Remove standings and insurance.

ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
ISD Alliance
#8 - 2016-12-22 22:00:31 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Max Trix
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