Archive for the ‘Trust Scams’ Category

Trust Scams in Entropia Universe are scams that involve placing ‘trust’ in another person’s avatar through the ‘lending’ of peds (project entropia dollars), or items that have a ped value or market value in peds (Note that in Entropia Universe the PED is tied to the US Dollar in a 10:1 ratio, so PEDs have real world value) trusting that the other avatar will give you back the peds or item or something equivalent in the future. The scam part of this is when that other avatar does not give you back anything or gives you back something that is worth less, or less desirable than what you ‘trusted’ that they were going to give you. Trust scams exist in Entropia Universe since some participants want to partner with others in game for joint ventures, but there is no valid way for joint ownership of items to exist in game except through special systems such as shared deed system used in Calypso Land Deeds, Arkadia Underground Deeds, etc.

According to Mindark Support Mindark cannot do anything about trust scams since they see all trades in game as valid, even if they are trust scams.


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Below are a few examples of trust scams that have been revealed in community forums and websites over the years:


8/19/2014 0x0f Trust Scam Thread on PCF

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Ernestas/Cherry Lady/Justifier/Monica/Goldy?
I’ve heard it through the grapevine that ErnestJ, Cherry Lady, Justifier, Monica and Goldy may be one in the same individual and that that individual may be performing various scams in Entropia Universe including but not limited to ‘trust scams’??? I myself do not have first hand knowledge of these scams, only second hand knowledge that I’ve heard via PMs, and regularly reading forums and other websites related to Entropia Universe over the years… Below appear to be some of the relevant links to information on this rumor…
http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?196542-A-newbie-story-behind-a-scam&p=2545742&viewfull=1#post2545742
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Parlog’s 9/2/2010 posting on Planetcalypsoforum (PCF) about Monica aka J.J.J. (Justifier)
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http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?234950-Dreadnought-shooting-down-friendly-ship&p=3028397&viewfull=1#post3028397
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In Post #5 of Planetcalypsoforum thread Dreadnought shooting down friendly ship Goldy admits to shooting down the mothersip that the thread is about.
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http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?234950-Dreadnought-shooting-down-friendly-ship&p=3034795&viewfull=1#post3034795
Description/Summary:
In Post #373 of the PCF thread Dreadnought shooting down friendly ship ErnestJ admits to being Goldy by stating:

I did not allow anyone to publish my photos. So I guess it is a violation of forum rules…

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http://web.archive.org/web/20100916040237/http://93.190.89.160/cherry.php
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Internet Archive Copy of the now dead webpage that once existed at http://93.190.89.160/cherry.php that is entitled The whole story about Cherry Lady / Justifier / Monica
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http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?267603-taxi-goblin-goldy&p=3311355&viewfull=1#post3311355
Description/Summary:
“taxi goblin goldy” thread on PCF dated 11/13/2014 in which EMW accuses Gaius Julia Caesar and Little Cookie Girl of being two of Taxi Goblin Goldy’s alts.
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According to a reliable source this individual’s scammer’s Entropia Avatar names and names on various forums and social networks such as youtube, Skype, facebook, etc. appears to have potentially been the following names the past:

Justifier Justifier Justifier
Monica
Cherry Cherry Lady
Chery Lady
Candy Sugar Girl
Monica Belluci
lynx lynx lynx
maryo taxi gold
Taxi Goblin Goldy
goblin.goldy1
VanLot Ernestj Cinzano
Ernestas Ernestj Jevsejevas
maxas_veza
ernestjev
Ernislovas
and possibly born2be1st

and that mothership pilots that were associated with this individual’s mothership before goldy sold his/her ship may have been:

Cute Monika Blond and Super Troll Hater

Description/Summary:
In post #68 of Planetcalypsoforum Thread EU and MacBook Monica reveals his/her Skype name as maxas_veza
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http://youtu.be/E1r8n6U98cM?list=UUkC8Vjwr6Atv711_GYpulbw
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Youtube Video uploaded by ernestjev
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http://www.hackforums.net/printthread.php?tid=132455
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Hack forum discussion on keyloggers by Ernislovas
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http://www.hackforums.net/printthread.php?tid=494523
Description/Summary:
Hack forum post by Ernislovas revealing skype and gmail account info. Skype name is maxa_veza
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Please do NOT use info here to cyberbully this individual as it appears possible that the hackforum account info is tied to a hacked account so gmail and skype info revealed there may be incorrect… See http://allyouarefree.blogspot.com/2013/08/free-hackforumnet-user-id-password-list_31.html for more info (found link on accident via google search)

http://web.archive.org/web/20130204052428/http://warp.ms/
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Internet Archive Link to http://warp.ms/ that indicates contact info as

For more information please contact Taxi Goblin Goldy, in game, or through Skype at : goblin.goldy1
and if for any reason you cannot contact him through these channels, contact : Chad Wizardo Gareau, in game. If he is not online try contacting him via Skype : chad.gareau

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http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?231632-Incorrect-Assmption-on-my-part-!&p=2991879&viewfull=1#post2991879

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9/3/2012 Thread entitled Incorrect Assmption on my part !by Sakuba on PCF outlining the attack of the EFA Ship Bismarck by Pirate Ernestj
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http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/forums/showthread.php?155643-Black-Hawk-s-quot-15-Experiment-quot-By-Cherry-Cherry-Lady&p=1949545&viewfull=1#post1949545

Description/Summary:
Black Hawk’s “15$ Experiment” – By Cherry Cherry Lady on PCF
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