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Gamer Forced to Transfer Account at Gunpoint

bleahy
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Posted July 18, 2007 - By bleahy

This is the best story ever. Just when you think it's going to top out, the story keeps getting funnier. Though, the story comes from the official news agency of the Chinese government about an even in Brazil.

We're going to choose to believe that everything in this story is true, though.

In Brazil, GunBound is pretty popular with 2.7 million registered users and one of them, who's identity is not being revealed, was the games top scorer. We say was because he was held up at gunpoint by a gang calling themselves "La Firma".

Even better, is the way they lured the top scorer out of his basement. La Firma went found the top scorer in a chatroom and pretended to be a girl. They set up a date with him and he showed up like an idiot. There must not be a Brazilian version of To Catch a Predator, because he would know not to look for dates online.

Wait, it keeps getting better.

The gang had previously attempted to hack the top scorer's account 23 times in order to obtain it, but weren't successful. So of course, the next step after hacking is armed robbery. At gunpoint, the top scorer transferred his account to the gang.

The gang then listed the account on a website for $8000. It probably would have been simpler to just hold up a liquor store with the gun they had.

The suspects from the gang are Tamires Rodrigues Vieira (19), Anderson Faquini, (19) and Igor da Silva Carvalho(27)... and Alexsander Kaiser Pereira (27). Pereira is, as we've chosen to believe, Kevin Pereira's Brazilian cousin that has turned to a life of cyber crime.

Kevin was unavailable to comment on his cousin's alleged crime because he was too busy playing GunBound.

GameRush: Gang kidnaps top online game scorer, forces him to transfer his account

 

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