The scamming rug.

7Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: To deter any theft of the object, SCP-XXXX must have a price tag on it, the price is irrelevant but must be currency. SCP-XXXX is kept in a secured locker at Site-██. Only level 3 personnel are authorized to access the locker. In case of theft MTF μ-3 "Highest Bidders" is to investigate any signs of SCP-XXXX and to re-contain it.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an old Persian rug, a Qashqai, measuring 1,7 meter long and 1,2 meter wide. The rug is decorated with a deformed1beige octagon with multiple animals in it, two (2) black Long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in the middle. They are surrounded by three (3) golden Asiatic lions (Panthera leo leo) and three golden Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana). Placed in a circle around said animals are motifs of Crown Imperials (Imperial Fritillary).
Formed by the octagon and the carpet's sides, four red triangles are present. The sides of the carpet are delimited by a large black thread, itself being traversed by three thin golden threads. Radiocarbon dating has shown the object to be older than six thousand (6,000) years old, despite this advanced age SCP-XXXX is in pristine condition.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties are not visible and are only actives when the object is for sale.
SCP-XXXX's anomalous memetic property is that it dispels buyers whenever on sale. After a period of one (1) second subjects will first notice a slight distortion of SCP-XXXX threads, subject's posterior insula's2 activity will augment by at least ten (10) percent to two hundred (200) percent. Despite any attempt at causing the purchase of SCP-XXXX to happen, including but not limited to persuasion, free giveaway, and threats. Buyers will invariably react with negative emotions, ranging from disinterest to downright disgust.
SCP-XXXX also has the capacity to change official documents (material and immaterial) to suit the consequences of the exchange. SCP-XXXX is also capable of displacing both immaterial (virtual money, energy etc…) and material objects (living being, furniture etc…). High-speed cameras have shown that during changes of documents or the displacement of material objects or persons, a Persian leopard, an Asiatic lion or a long-legged buzzard will appear for a split-second next to what is to be changed or displaced. To change immaterial documents located on the internet or on an electronic storage device, the beings, referred to as SCP-XXXX-3 will appear next to any terminal having access to said documents. Should those documents be inaccessible via terminal, the entities will appear next to the device storing them.

However, SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties also extend to objects on sale in the same store or stand will always be bought, despite absurd prices, those objects are referred as SCP-XXXX-2, and possess memetic properties. Upon sight of XXXX-2, subjects will have a strong compulsion to buy at least one of those objects, and will not obey any orders against, even under threat of death. At the sight of SCP-XXXX-2, subject's nervous system and pituitary gland will produce a great number of endorphins. The composition of the endorphins is: [REDACTED]. Only the sight of SCP-XXXX-2 seems to trigger the creation of those molecules. Therefore those endorphins were unknown, prior to the recovery of SCP-XXXX. They stimulate the subject's desire towards SCP-XXXX-2. Subjects will also produce a certain quantity of androgen or estrogen depending on subject's birth gender. Following the sale, the buyer will feel the positive feeling toward SCP-XXXX-2 fade. If the exchange was unequal the buyer will realize it and feel and act accordingly.
The price of SCP-XXXX-2 can be material (Currency, other objects, living being etc…) or immaterial (Administrative power, energy, free will etc…). However, the buyer must possess ownership or a certain measure of control over the entity he proposes. For example, a man can sell his own dog, but not his neighbor's dog. SCP-XXXX-2 which are, prior to exposition to SCP-XXXX's effect, non-anomalous do not show any further properties. As such, any person possessing an instance is allowed to keep it, except under certain circumstances (Dangerous item, stolen item etc…).
See Experiment Log XXXX-A and B for examples3.

The owner of the rug will not be affected by SCP-XXXX's or SCP-XXXX-2's effects. The owner of the rug is the one last or currently selling it. The current owner of the rug is Researcher Lerouge.

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was discovered by Foundation agents in May ████ in ████████, Iran. Foundation personnel was alerted when Foundation agent S██████ bought SCP-XXXX-2-1, a pen, in exchange for his house (See Addendum-A for further details). Afterward, multiple agents were sent to contain SCP-XXXX, the agents were affected by multiple SCP-XXXX-2 (read Addendum-A for further details). Realizing that straightforward recovery was impossible they requested unaffected reinforcements to secure the rug when not in-sale. During recovery, Foundation agents were ambushed by Marshall Carter & Dark agents but managed to repel the attack. The former owner of the rug was given Class-A amnesics. It is suspected that MC&D wish to retrieve the object for personal lucrative gain. As such any activity of MC&D agents around Site-██ is to be reported ASAP to the O5-02, the Site Director and to MTF μ-3's commander.

Junior Researcher M████ has proposed the termination or neutralization of multiple dangerous sentient SCPs via SCP-XXXX. The O5 council is currently reviewing the proposition

Upon exchange of SCP-XXXX-2-1 by Agent S██████, his family was suddenly removed from his apartment with all their furniture and deposited on the street. All official papers stated that the seller, Mr.███, was the owner of the apartment since the exchange despite no changes made by the family, local government's officials or their notary. Agent M███, Agent P████████, and C████ each bought one SCP-XXXX-2. Agent M███ bought a plastic toy (SCP-XXXX-2-2) in exchange for his car. Agent's car disappeared and was later retrieved in Mr.███'s garage. All document's about the car ownership had been changed. Agent P████████ bought a plastic cup (SCP-XXXX-2-3) in exchange for the entire sum of his bank account. The sum of █████████████ Iranian rials or █████████ US D was versed to Mr. ███'s account. Agent's bank denies their involvement and has shown the transfer to be authorized by Mr. Credit, the name doesn't match any of the bank's employee. Agent C████ bought a leaf (SCP-XXXX-2-4) against [REDACTED] resulting in [REDACTED]. All witnesses were given Class-A amnestics and documents were all modified to erase any anomalous modification. Agents were returned their belongings, except for Agent C████ due to the impossibility of this action. Agent C████ was financially compensated. Agent later attempted suicide but was convinced by Researcher ████ not to. Agent is now attending mandatory weekly consultations at Site-██'s psychologist.