Yeah, I've heard of that scam. Some people have been trying to move their account to different regions where this is more profitable, running exploits to fool the system that they're legit accounts in that region. I don't recommend it though, it's pretty dangerous, you can get permabanned, you account can get bricked in the process, and the people who run the exploits are sketchy as hell…
Another scam I've heard is one where this guild promises shit like sharing profits and being nice to each other. They put the bar really high to enter the guild, and many times its extremely arbitrary. In fact if they reject you (which they probably will) they literally advise you to try again later. It's pretty transparent what they're trying to do, make you feel like you're special when you finally get to be part of the guild.
Then when you're in, they tell you all these steps you need to do stay in the guild, which includes the necessary requirement of increasing your throughput consistently. Worst of all is that they keep all your loot, basically, and only give you a bit back. Doesn't even matter if you hit an enormous bounty on some quest, they'll just give you a set quantity every so often.
They really drive the point that anyone can climb the guild ladder and gain increased perks if they just follow the Simple Steps™ to be a guild manager. It's complete bullshit.
They sometimes promote their friends before you, and its so obvious that they just want to make you gather more and more shit for the guild for an empty promise of eventually being recognized for you hard work. And if you're really good at getting loot, they might not even promote you to squad leader because that means you won't be doing loot runs as often, which makes their loot share drop. It's pretty deceitful.
Worst of all, in most regions, there's no delay on being kicked by the guild, they can drop you right after hitting record loot to increase their share. But if you want to exit the guild, it takes 2 weeks to process, where they'll keep forcing you to quest for them even if you don't plan on staying after those two weeks. I don't understand how the game owners thought this was a good idea.
Honestly, this guild shit is the biggest fucking sham of all. And then the fucking scum game owners promote this shit about making your own Post too long. Click here to view the full text.