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22 Post author: Konkvistador 18 August 2012 03:17PM

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Comment author: RobertLumley 18 August 2012 06:33:38PM 16 points [-]

I think that one of the strongest pieces of evidence against this being a scam is that she picked cryonics, which seems low payout even in the demographics of reddit. Not saying that it's not a scam, but if I were designing a scam, I'd pick something else.

Comment author: Desrtopa 18 August 2012 09:14:27PM 2 points [-]

This is a significant point against picking cryonics, but on the other hand, it does give a convenient excuse for the person to do away with the online persona afterwards without raising additional suspicions and needing to answer any further questions.

Also, the more potential donors you attract, the more investigators you're also likely to attract. If I were designing a scam, I probably wouldn't pick cryonics, but I also wouldn't go for something that attracted as many benefactors as possible because it would increase my risk of being found out.