And *Never play if drunk, never play if stoned, never play if broke.
Sounds like your friend mined in someone else's footsteps. It is possible, in that case, that he was so cosmically unlucky to be following someone else's
While its a sad way to go in life, I do the same
"How do we avoid these trust scams?"
Don't trust anyone. A simple but effective rule that works for me))
I am sorry this