His latest blog calls out Erotica 1, a well known scammer and all round EvE bad person. I say 'EvE bad person' because out of game I am sure he is a normal guy, just like out of game I don't go around shouting 'Yarr' and holding people ransom.
The reason for this post is all about a 'Bonus Room' scam where he selects someone from Jita local and doubles there ISK, then already having them on the hook he invites them to teamspeak and tells them to give over all their in EvE possessions and a full API so he can check all assets have been moved.. He then spends time getting them to do stupid tasks like reading things on Wikipedia, singing children's songs and just generally anything they can get him to do on the promise that they will quintuple his EvE assets if he continues.
Now Ripard likens this to torture. Torture is a strong word but lets look at definition:
the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something where they have no chance to resist.
"the torture of political prisoners"
inflict severe pain on.
"most of the victims had been brutally tortured"
synonyms: inflict pain on, inflict suffering on;
The main thing I want to point out is 'where they have no chance to resist'
There is a funny thing in teamspeak, it's called the disconnect button, here is a picture just so we all understand each other.
Now I do not condone what Erotica 1 did but I have to chalk this one up more to greed than to his evilness. Everyone knows that if something is too good to be true then it probably is, especially in this playground we call EvE Online.
If someone told you to give you all your real life earnings so that they could give you back double with no work... would you? If so please send me a message as I have a great opportunity for you!
The Rules of EvE are simple:
- Never trust anyone in EvE Online
- Jita Local is Scam Central
- Never give a full API or your password to ANYONE.
Like I said, simple.
If people decide to ignore these very simple rules then, in my opinion they deserve what they get. If they don't leave EvE straight away after breaking these rules and getting scammed then they are probably better for it and will have learnt a valuable lesson. If they do leave then I will say 'goodbye sir, this is probably not your game'.
Fly dangerous o/