I used to do that kinda shit on Ragnarok Online all the time. I'd tease, ask for money, and run away (SERVES THEM RIGHT, I WAS A THIEF IN THAT GAME WHOO).
My main in RO was a female monk/champion. I would tell people I am a guy IRL and they STILL would give me money and gifts.
Maybe they thought I was really a girl trying to hide it?
It felt even weirder considering I was stupidly rich on that character.
« Oh? you're giving me 100 zenny? oh ok... I mean, I've got 128 million zenny... but whatev. »