The last month, gamers claimed that Nba 2k22 Mt the popular @StepBackRack participant in the Twitch community dubbed "Rack," stole hundreds of thousands from Australian and New Zealand communities in an apparent investment fraud. Another player, @Raangee was believed to be involved in the fraud.
Tyceno YouTuber and streamer was the first to reveal the fraud. He convinced young gamers to provide them with thousands of dollars in exchange for the promise of making thousands more. Tyceno wrote "I have good reasons to believe that @StepBackRack has been behind a massive illegal pyramid scheme that was perpetrated in the NBA 2K Community in which over $200,000 was taken from vulnerable young people because they believed they could "spin their money'."
It's unclear what the exact circumstances were. Rack or Raangee were knowingly involved in the scam or whether their accounts were compromised. We've tried several times to reach them and were unsuccessful.
Tyceno and other suspected victims spoke to us about the way in which "Rack" reached out via voice chat to a range of gamers in the age group. (NBA 2K's terms of services prohibits using the service for commercial, illegal, or unlawful purposes or to place bets together with another person. 2K, the publisher of NBA 2K, has not ever responded to requests for information.
Tyceno claims that Rack requested that gamers invest large sums of money offering unusually high returns of up to 40%. "I have lost $6000, but was to receive $11,000 over that amount due to the "interest" that we were supposed to be paying," one alleged victim, aged 21, told us. Rack published hundreds of thousands of dollars worth bets, and he wanted to 2k22 mt buy brag about how much money it cost.