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What? You mean it was a scam?

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Published on: August 13, 2011

One of the largest EVE scams finally closed it’s doors netting the perpetrators over a trillion in ISK which is valued about about $50,000 it you translate that into plex/game time. I remember seeing somebody pimping the Phaser Inc ponzi scheme some time ago in Jita and dropped a little math on him but apparently even nerds playing internet spaceships can be suckered by the siren call of a deal that is just way too good to be true.

I have to hand it to the two guys who ran it (Eddie and Mordor), this scam was unbelievably successful and far more clever than the standard hot, lonely teenage girl scams or even the manipulation of buy orders and contracts via Margin Trading.

The Phaser Inc website is closed with this message:

Today is the day many expected to come.

Today, the 12th of August 2011, is the day where it all comes together.
Phaser Inc. is done, over, finished.
After a stunning period of eight months, we decided it’s enough. 

No more new accounts. 
No more mails.
No more payout days.
No more ISK.

No more Phaser Inc.

Most likely, this will cause a lot of questions.
The most important question will be answered right here, right now.
The ISK is gone; you will not see it ever again.
You’ve invested it, got a chance on some profit, but it turned out to be not the best choice you’ve ever made. That’s how investing works. At least, that’s how it went for the most of you.

Epic way to part a host of fools from their money guys. P.T. Barnum is applying to your corp from beyond the grave. Well played.

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