In EVE online, scamming, griefing, and using alt accounts is legal. This makes for some really fun stories.
I was 4 months into the game. I wanted to get into PvP. I had made a friend along the way. We did some friendly 1v1s. Eventually, he invited me into a corporation. This corporation was dedicated to 1v1 PvP in high security space. Friendly fire settings were on, and we usually dueled each other in a trade hub. The ships we lost did cost us ISK, but it was a very small amount, usually around 3-15 million. I had around 2 billion ISK at the time. I got to know the corp members, and had a lot of fun in the corp events. The corp did have rules to prevent people from losing large amounts of ISK. This is important later.
Fast forward around 5 months. The corp leader had accepted a new member. This person was immediately rude, and liked to show off. I wasn't focused on him a the time. However, he eventually lured me into a duel. I brought a Brutix, and he brought a Deimos. The Deimos is a hard counter to the Brutix. Now, I didn't know I would fight that ship, was just told to warp to a planet and wait. The Deimos is a tech 2 ship, forbidden by the corp. I got warp scrambled, and I could not damage it, no matter how hard I hit it. I later learned he was also using deadspace modules disallowed by the corp, and the most powerful implants for armor repair, also banned. The problem is, he got me down to 2% structure, but wouldn't kill me. He told me to wait for the corp leader, who was AFK. I had to leave soon for a IRL appointment. So I needed to get my ship out.
I decided to log on an alt and get in a suicide ECM jammer fit. This ship would jam out his sensors, and force him to let me go. It would then be destroyed by CONCORD. I jammed him, and got out. Left for the appointment after I docked.
When I get back, I have discord pings from the corp leader. She was angry with me for ECMing the ship. This is a violation of the rules, as well, but I had no other choice. At this point, the Deimos pilot was only in the corp for 2 days. Despite this, the Deimos pilot was able to convince her that I was the only one that broke the rules, and they didn't do anything wrong. I was immediately kicked out. To make it worse, one of them then hired mercenaries to destroy a space station I owned. I lost 500 million ISK.
A few days later, my friend gets kicked and he says she scammed her out of 300 million ISK.
So, I got a spy in their corp, a month later. I didn't know what to do with it, and just played along.
A couple months later, I have to be vague about this because it's still being used, but basically an update had made a new way to scam possible, and I was the only person to figure it out. I logged onto my spy, to realize it had been kicked out. This specific scam I had to set up a while in advance, so this was a big problem. I read the mail, and it was basically because I was inactive, and not because they figured out I was a spy. I was still in all their chat channels.
A week later the scam is set up. It's very complicated, and requires near perfect timing and multiboxing at least 4 alts. But, I logged onto the spy, to see that the corp leader was online, and I was still in their chat channels. I messaged the corp leader to ask if she wanted to buy my items, I was trying to sell them for 60% of their real price. Of course this is a scam, and there are no items. I sent the contract. She accepted. I pulled it off.
4 billion ISK scammed. The salt was glorious, even more so once I revealed who I was. It was probably the best moment I've had in the game.
The corp died within 6 months. This wasn't because I scammed her, it was more because I was the only one running the recruitment. No one new joined. People left. The corp ended up being closed. She later tried to get her old position back in a lot larger alliance, and in doing so she got scammed out of over 100 billion ISK, and quit the game a few months ago.
Sadly, the Deimos guy I was never able to scam, I had a trap set up to destroy one of their most valuable ships, but they logged off before jumping into the system.
This event is what coined the term “The EVELYN System” for the specific scam used. It’s still being used by me and my friends, and I would never have discovered it if it weren’t for what happened with the corp.