No, you’re right. Maybe some of the people I have worked with in the past may post here, but then of course that wouldn’t be proof would it? They’d just be claimed to be my alt. But once again I’ll be clear. This thread is not seeking people to place bounties with us, it’s seeking bounty hunters who would be interested in claiming them. Not a very smart scam if I’m throwing money at people.
I can also see the next proof of scam. Someone killing someone in their own alliance for the bounty then trying to claim we wouldn’t pay out to them. Read the fine print people, we try to safeguard against such fraudulent claims (though make no guarantees against it).
There would be much easier scams to do. It would be a lot less effort to ctrl + v spam Jita and I wouldn’t be offering up 2bil out of the corp wallet without anything in return. So lets just think about this for a moment shall we? What will make me more isk?
I could burn a 9 year old alt. Even if I used it for nothing other than to sit there that’s still a huge price as anybody can look at the character’s birth date and see how old it is and see how long I’ve been around.
I could payout 2bil in the hopes that someone places a bounty with me in excess of 2bil. (Bear in mind the minimum standard bounty is 500mil).
I can scam them and get that money, they come straight back here and post screenshots showing the scam. Boom I’ve made a little profit for a lot of effort, a lot of isk and a 9 year old character.
I can carry on doing what I have been doing for 9 years, earn 10% on standard bounties and 35% on pool bounties. Do you have any idea how much isk that is over 9 years? No? Me neither but I’ve never had to grind missions for anything but standing, I know that much.
I could go back to my hunter contacts and ask them to post but people would just claim they’re alts. I’m not going to ask the people who place the bounties to post because half the point of the service is to offer anonymity to avoid retribution. So yes, sure, this could be a scam. But there are MUCH easier ways to scam people with a LOT less risk to the scammer’s wallet. If I expend this much isk (which in reality I’m not spending any of my own isk on these bounties but if it were a scam it would be my isk is my point) and this much effort on a scam then I’m an idiot who is only scamming time and isk away from myself when I could be making hundreds of times what I would make in a one off scam by actually offering a legitimate service.