I have actually played with some company plants, not oasis though, as i don't know that company.
However companies, not just oasis, im talking every browser game ive been apart of has plants in it to help push people to spend money.
Even though I think Oasis is the most crooked pos atm, they actually are really good when it comes to not having fake players who have "infinite" (since its fake) money.
However this situation, after the consumption wheel broke and now this very odd person being #1 out of the blue..and it wasn't even the last day of the event, like a smart player would do. It was right as everyone in UK was being cheated out of their money from the wheel.