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TehRoot
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.08.12 12:28:00 - [1]
 

Well it's finally happened. The ponzi scheme that was phaser inc is finally dead. You can check it out on the website. Over 1 trillion stolen in ISK, very funny.

http://www.phaserinc.com/index.html

minerelite
Posted - 2011.08.12 12:37:00 - [2]
 

well thats 150mil ISK gone.

trance atlas
Posted - 2011.08.12 13:27:00 - [3]
 

protip they did not get 1 trillion isk .


Miss Rabblt
Posted - 2011.08.12 13:33:00 - [4]
 

one more alt for trolling? how much you payd for it?

Nex apparatu5
Posted - 2011.08.12 13:49:00 - [5]
 

I'd say they got a couple billion, but 1 trillion?

I'd need to see screenshots to believe that.



Fulbert
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.12 16:38:00 - [6]
 

5% interest per week and it's been a ponzi since the beginning?
Unbelievable :)

Belanna Jayde
Caldari
Merridion Industries
Posted - 2011.08.12 16:58:00 - [7]
 

This is a tragic loss for the EVE community...

I'm going to start up a new investment firm for the player base so they can go right on investing.

Secure Commodities and Materials (the SCaM) will open its doors as soon as I can "secure" at least 10 Billion ISK for start-up costs - not sure what I should offer as a return on the investment, so I'll just offer 50% per month, sound fair, right?

EVE mail me in game, I'll "promise" to get back to you in a timely manner...


Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2011.08.12 17:30:00 - [8]
 

Big grats to Eddie and his team.

It takes quite some effort to pull this scheme through for that many months.


Well done!

Krixtal Icefluxor
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.08.12 18:16:00 - [9]
 




Details: (no easy linky sorry) http://www.evenews24.com/2011/08/12/one-of-the-biggest-scam-in-eve-history-ponzi-scheme-empties-over-1-trillion-isk-from-players-wallets/


trance atlas
Posted - 2011.08.12 20:01:00 - [10]
 

so im going to make a website that claims i scammed 5 trillion and do **** posting for a couple months and people will believe it (already got **** poasting d0wn)

Borkers
Posted - 2011.08.13 02:47:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Borkers on 13/08/2011 03:26:27
It took them 8 months and 2 accounts to raise 1T ISK? And now their toons are essentially persona au gratin. They would have been better off actually trading, even without investors.

--edit--

Snark withdrawn. One trillion is rather a large number. I misplaced a decimal point... now I understand why that scam works.

Llyandrian
Amarr
Livestock Science Exchange
Posted - 2011.08.13 02:54:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: trance atlas
protip they did not get 1 trillion isk .




this++;

Tygre Sunji
Posted - 2011.08.13 03:15:00 - [13]
 

I invested 100mil, or rather I tried to. I created my account and sent them the 100mil, but my account wasn't created. My ISK was returned on the 11th, the day before they closed shop.Laughing

Anyone want to buy some scorched horseshoes? real cheap, they may not have any luck left in them. Wink

Tekota
The Freighter Factory
Posted - 2011.08.13 03:29:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Borkers
It took them 8 months and 2 accounts to raise 1T ISK? And now their toons are essentially persona au gratin. They would have been better off actually trading, even without investors.


Covered in breadcrumbs?

Think you might mean "persona non grata" there :o)

But as for "better off actually trading" - assuming the 1T is correct, which you seem to be accepting within that statement, I personally certainly can't make 1 trillion in eight months by trading. I'm not sure I know anyone else who can either. That's over 4.1b profit per day every single day for eight months.

I likegirls
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.13 05:59:00 - [15]
 

They could have probably easily scammed billions more just by not making payments for a couple of weeks with some bull **** excuse that they were on vacation or something.

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2011.08.13 06:09:00 - [16]
 

lol

Cyaxares II
Posted - 2011.08.13 08:08:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Cyaxares II on 13/08/2011 08:26:17

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Cyaxares II, Investigator in Chief of the New Eden Antifraud Agency (NEAA). We are currently running an investigation on the "Phaser Inc" default/fraud and came across your name when reviewing part of their internal accounting which we were able to obtain through one of our informants.

It may please you to hear that none of the 1.033.771.534.422,35 ISK embezzled by Mordor Exuel and Eddie Lampert has been transferred out of their accounts as of yet and that we work hard to ensure that these two indviduals will feel the full force of the law.

With your permission we would like to recover as much ISK and assets as possible from the proceeds of this fraud and return the investments to their rightful owners.

For that purpose and to verify your identity, please submit the following items to us as soon as feasible:

(1) Your written and signed authorization to recover lost money from Phaser Inc on your behalf
(2) The account number you were assigned by Phaser Inc
(3) The exact amount of ISK you have invested in Phaser Inc
(4) The dates on which paid money into your Phaser Inc account
(5) The exact amount of money you have collected in dividends and withdrawals from Phaser Inc
(6) Your EVE userid and Full API Key
(7) A security deposit of 500m (FIVE HUNDRED MILLION) ISK

We have reason to believe that Mr. Exuel and Mr. Lampert have used fake identities (alts) to set up proxy accounts. Your API key will be used to verify that you have no connection to these two individuals other than your investment in Phaser Inc.
Your security deposit will be returned to you along with whatever ISK we were able to recover once we could verify that you are indeed a legit investor.

Our insider has informed us that Mr. Exuel and Mr. Lampert have already started with preparations to move the proceeds of their fraud to other accounts and "launder" some of this ISK via lotteries, gambling sites, supercapital sales and other venues to prevent it from being traced.

As it would be unwise to wait for authorization from all 4252 account holders before taking action, we have decided to proceed with the recovery of funds as soon as possible and to return them to their rightful owners on a first come, first served basis.

Time is of essence and the sooner we have your authorization to recover ISK on your behalf, the sooner we can act.

Please let us know about your decision as soon as possible (and make sure to have included items (1)-(7) with your reply)

Yours sincerely,


Cyaxares II

Investigator in Chief
New Eden Antifraud Agency
Caldari Navy Assembly Plant, Jita IV-4

Wyke Mossari
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.13 11:24:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Wyke Mossari on 14/08/2011 18:03:15

Where is the proof?
The proof is just as absent as the investment strategy.

When challenged to provide proof last night in the SCC-lounge, no evidence could be offered, no API, no screen shots, no evidence of any kind. When the matter of proof was vigorously pressed they fled the channel.

Does it pass the sniff test?
Compare it with EBank, which spent a considerable amount of time building reputation, got some of the largest alliances on board as depositors and more than twice as long building its balance sheet.

This entity claims to have raised twice as much deposit in half the time with few is any financial heavy weights and emerged with a larger total despite being called out as a scam whenever it appeared.

So no it doesn't even pass a basic credibility sniff test.

MHO is the whole story is huge troll for epreen not a scam.

Cista2
Hydra Investment Fund
Posted - 2011.08.14 07:16:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Wyke Mossari
HMO is the whole story is huge troll for epreen not a scam.

I was thinking the exact same thing when reading about it on various gaming portals.
In all likelihood they had a good run, earned x billion isk and just decided they would proclaim it to be the largest scam in history, without anyone being able to verify unless CCP makes a statement.

Simon Andedare
Posted - 2011.08.14 08:24:00 - [20]
 

I still do not understand how people can fall for this crap.

Dirk Decibel
Posted - 2011.08.14 15:23:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Simon Andedare
I still do not understand how people can fall for this crap.


Being nave/stupid/uninformed about EVE goes a long way. And then you'll have the ppl who suspect it's a scam but think they can get out in time to still make a profit.

Lee Anderson
Eternal Profiteers
Posted - 2011.08.14 18:37:00 - [22]
 

Another Ebank scam.

egola
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.14 18:39:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Lee Anderson
Another Ebank scam.


sad thing was that it isn't, its like a traditional STATION TRADING BOND! except like.....with more idiots drawn in from local spam.

Lee Anderson
Eternal Profiteers
Posted - 2011.08.14 18:55:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: egola
Originally by: Lee Anderson
Another Ebank scam.


sad thing was that it isn't, its like a traditional STATION TRADING BOND! except like.....with more idiots drawn in from local spam.

LOL you do got a point there LOL

Durzo Mahyisti
Posted - 2011.08.15 18:58:00 - [25]
 

What makes me question the claim of 1 trillion in profits is that means they had to make an average of 250 million profit per ponzi, with over 400 million invested per ponzi if 4000 ponzis invested. It just seems a rather high average amount, especially considering that at least some must have invested relatively small amounts of isk.


 

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