Looking again: this is an incredibly specific scam, but might be pretty effective for its target audience. (Obviously, the person running the scam is just going to take the money rather than donating it to the construction of the Basilisk, so he will be first against the wall when the revolution comes)
"Basilisk Protection Charms are not an investment. You could come out a millionaire, but much more likely is that I use your money to buy a lot of anime porn."
Buying hentai rather than pirating it demonstrates that this guy makes poor decisions & his judgement should not be trusted.