EVE Online player steals 374 billion ISK, gives it all away

By Stephany Nunneley
6 January 2010 22:02 GMT


An EVE Online player, going by the name of Curzon Dax, apparently earned 374 billion ISK game currency from in-game investors and then ran off with the funds.

The investment scam claimed it would earn players a returns of 200 percent on any investment, and the 374 billion he amassed ($14,000 real-world equivalent), was partially spent on upgrading his ship. The rest left in cash before quitting the game entirely.

According to Dax, he is handing over the super-duper ship and coin to another player who has “worked hard to make EVE a great game”.

“While I’m leaving EVE … all the wealth and officer gear I’ve acquired isn’t going to waste – an unidentified recipient who knows who he/she is already is going to get… well, everything,” he revealed on the game’s message board.

“They’ve worked hard to make EVE a great game, and my riches are going to be a salary for them that is long overdue, although they’re probably rich enough already to make it pointless.”

This isn’t the first time EVE Online has been rocked by scandal, nor will it probably be the last.

Back in June, EVE players who deposited money in player-run EBANK, were ripped off buy it’s CEO, Ricdic. The player stole 200 billion worth of game currency from the bank which is 8.6 percent of the 2.3 trillion that was deposited before being banned by CCP Games.

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