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Phione
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.12.20 06:13:00 - [1]
 

I know Im probably going to get smack talk for this Embarassed This however was new to me, and may help out a few of the noobs....

This is a scam where they need a ISK deposit as they run security....Move your stuff for free to VFK-IV, and offer to help cyno you in.

Well obviously now, they steal your stuff and ambush you when you cyno in to VFK...

http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=12014878

They are all your best friend till you find yourself in a Pod...

Its a Scam, and I fell for it.... Was just to desperate to get into a good PVP corp, and did not catch the warnings...

I deserved it and will get smack talk for it Rolling Eyes.... But maybe this post can't help a few others avoid this fraud... Milovac was the Merch Industrial Recruiter

Luccid
Posted - 2010.12.20 06:21:00 - [2]
 

Goons have been running this scam forEVER, they even have it posted on their join up wiki, stating its a scam... i thought everyone knew about it..Shocked

Jessica Verne
Minute to Midnight
Posted - 2010.12.20 06:28:00 - [3]
 

It boggles my mind thinking of why you'd ever want to join Goonswarm-- but then I'm reminded of the caliber of players that are interested in joining falling for the stupidest and most obvious scams in Eve and it all makes soo much sense...

Phione
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.12.20 06:41:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Jessica Verne
It boggles my mind thinking of why you'd ever want to join Goonswarm-- but then I'm reminded of the caliber of players that are interested in joining falling for the stupidest and most obvious scams in Eve and it all makes soo much sense...


Yep, I was waiting for that.... Rolling Eyes But honestly, Been Mostly in FW... Most 0.0 corps ever enter the equation.. Plus there is not one Corp out there that cant screw you somehow, if they really wanted to. Just as members frequently steal from corps. Trust and respect between the members, are all that can really hold a corp together.

Kunnilar
The-Forsaken
The Forsaken.
Posted - 2010.12.20 07:03:00 - [5]
 

Sorry for your loss, that is the goons for you.
Come join Moonshine Runners lol, much better.


Maz3r Rakum
Gallente
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2010.12.20 08:44:00 - [6]
 

Sad

JosephLuck
The Scope
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:14:00 - [7]
 

Never trust a goon....fight them !!
And never jump to a cyno you do not totally and deeply trust.
And never be desperate to do anything in Eve, it's a weakness that you can't simply afford...patience is the key.
And never deposit isk nowhere but from your wallet.
And never trust a goon ....ops i wrote it already Very Happy

CCP Spitfire


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:36:00 - [8]
 

Moved from 'Alliance and Corporation Recruitment Center'.


Meridith Akesia
Stimulus
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:44:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Phione
Goonswarm

Originally by: Phione
good PVP corp

Laughing

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:54:00 - [10]
 

wait, goonswarm still does those and people still fall for them?

Laughing

EddieRio
Minmatar
Super Batungwaa Ninja Warriors
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2010.12.20 11:58:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Phione


They are all your best friend till you find yourself in a Pod...


Aawww

PyroX90
Posted - 2010.12.20 12:54:00 - [12]
 

Sweet sweet carebear tears.

Madswede
Backwater Corp
Posted - 2010.12.20 13:15:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Phione
Its a Scam, and I fell for it.... Was just to desperate to get into a good PVP corp, and did not catch the warnings...




Goons and good PVP corp together in the same sentence Rolling Eyes.... nahh donīt get it. Please explain again !

Anubis Xian
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.12.20 13:56:00 - [14]
 

I thought everyone knew you had to pay for a forum somewhere else to join goons.

Hakkar'al Gallente
Posted - 2010.12.20 13:58:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Meridith Akesia
Originally by: Phione
Goonswarm

Originally by: Phione
good PVP corp

Laughing


I've flown with them, it was the most confused thing ever ...
Must be winning by sheer numbers or something ...

Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
Posted - 2010.12.20 14:14:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Jint Hikaru on 20/12/2010 14:26:49
Seriously???

I had to check the post date on the OPs post because I was sure it was a necro-bump from a 4 year old thread!

To the OP... not doing even a tiny bit of research into the alliance you are contracting all your stuff to.... Priceless!

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.12.20 14:23:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
wait, goonswarm still does those and people still fall for them?

Laughing


The bell curve is a curve for a reason, Grim. Someone has to be at the lower end.

Phione
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.12.20 15:47:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Phione on 20/12/2010 15:51:12
Originally by: Jint Hikaru
Edited by: Jint Hikaru on 20/12/2010 14:26:49
Seriously???

I had to check the post date on the OPs post because I was sure it was a necro-bump from a 4 year old thread!

To the OP... not doing even a tiny bit of research into the alliance you are contracting all your stuff to.... Priceless!


Actually I did...Outside of a wikieve of them declaring war on their own recruitment corp some time back.... I could not find anything in regards to this type of scam posted... Thats why I said what the heck, I'll take the smack talk... And and make a post...

Sure its no fun posting this type of Epic fail...

It just made no sense to me why a Corp fighting wars...Would want to damage their recruiting drive. Especially since I was bringing in Capitals.

Better to lose some ships then to ever served with such insolent little children... Then to of spent one day flying with them and have your reputation forever tarnished...

Lesson learned.... I may of been nieve in trusting Milovac of Merch Industrial and Goonswarm. But I hope this post will at least come up on the searches, and damage their chances of getting new recruits...

In my opinion now, It will be a nice day when I see the VFK system Fall

I just hope I can be part of that day now Very Happy

Lord Ryan
Derailleurs
Posted - 2010.12.20 16:20:00 - [19]
 

Sorry about you lose. Someone post this topic atleast once a week. Usually its the contract me your navy mega bit. Maybe you should spend more time on the forums and less time playing internet spaceships! I wish I would have known you were attempting to join the goons, I would have podded you on principle!


P.S.
For a 5bil retainer I will pod every known goon, with an additional 5bil due at completion.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.12.20 16:49:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin
Originally by: Grimpak
wait, goonswarm still does those and people still fall for them?

Laughing


The bell curve is a curve for a reason, Grim. Someone has to be at the lower end.
well yeah, but come on...

Sneaky Noob
KA POW POW Inc
Posted - 2010.12.20 17:00:00 - [21]
 

GoonScam best Scam.

Phione
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:02:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Sneaky Noob
GoonScam best Scam.


Alright Sneaky Noob,and Lord Ryan.... Shhhh Keep this quiet in Bleak Lands Wink

Flinx Evenstar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:21:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Phione

Actually I did...Outside of a wikieve of them declaring war on their own recruitment corp some time back.... I could not find anything in regards to this type of scam posted... Thats why I said what the heck, I'll take the smack talk... And and make a post...




It's right there in big letters.

Every other month someone makes a post about being scammed by goons like this, and the obvious thing is that the people that are going to get scammed don't read the forums.

Your warning will go unheaded as will the great big red letters in the wiki entry.
In consolation you can smile smugly to yourself when someone posts a similar topic in a months time, while saying, "ha noob, you didn't read my warning"

Such is the circle of the goon scam

Mersault
Gallente
The Pie Factory
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:37:00 - [24]
 

Did I miss something or do Aux Nano Pumps and Nanobot Accelerators NOT work on Capital Modules ?


Borun Tal
Minmatar
Space Pods Inc
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:39:00 - [25]
 

I personally can't believe there are people stupid enough to either a) pay someone to get considered for joining a corp, or b) put their personal stuff in a corp hangar.

Flinx Evenstar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:54:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Flinx Evenstar on 20/12/2010 18:56:03
Originally by: Borun Tal
I personally can't believe there are people stupid enough to either a) pay someone to get considered for joining a corp, or b) put their personal stuff in a corp hangar.


It's pretty well scripted, the isk up front is called a security deposit, and you are asked to contract stuff to a jump freighter pilot who will move it to the staging location.

Serious post: The article I linked is a little out of date as Pandemic Legion now owns the alliance name Goonswarm (it was heinously stolen). It's where our waffles hang out. If you would like some small revenge and are looking to hone your pvp skills, then put in an app for Sniggwaffe. They are active killing stuff in small gangs.

Goons can't fly under the name Goonswarm anymore, so there would be a little irony if you were to get in. Put in your app "I was scammed trying to join fake goons, now I want in on the real thing"

Lanais Suleia
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:16:00 - [27]
 

So you never looked on the forums, got scammed, and decided to post a warning in that place you never looked at, in order to warn others? This has been posted many many times. There will always be people like you, EG people who don't read the forums, can't be bothered researching, then when scammed, run here to "warn others", who already know, because they read the forums. /facepalm.

LordInvisible
Gallente
Nova Ardour
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:59:00 - [28]
 

I still think, that whoever wants to join goons deserves this anyway.. goons are lowest of lowest. So i'm happy that they still do that..

Phione
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.12.20 23:36:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Flinx Evenstar
Originally by: Phione

Actually I did...Outside of a wikieve of them declaring war on their own recruitment corp some time back.... I could not find anything in regards to this type of scam posted... Thats why I said what the heck, I'll take the smack talk... And and make a post...




It's right there in big letters.

Every other month someone makes a post about being scammed by goons like this, and the obvious thing is that the people that are going to get scammed don't read the forums.

Your warning will go unheaded as will the great big red letters in the wiki entry.
In consolation you can smile smugly to yourself when someone posts a similar topic in a months time, while saying, "ha noob, you didn't read my warning"

Such is the circle of the goon scam


My mistake was, I input Goonswarm, and not Goonswaffe.... It brought me straight to the Evelopedia and a ton of other post. That made no mention of the scam.... After that I am not an experienced Liar, like many of the Goonswarm Federation are... So after relying on Evelopedia and a few closely related post...

The recruiters seemed nice enough, and I got gang ****d.....

I respect your post on the subject Flinx, and I will take your suggestion.... Kind of motivated now for various reasons, but will enjoy inflicting as much pain on such a group of low lifes what ever chance I get.... I have still a few carriers hanging around.

Divine Chaoss
Caldari
Deus Imperiosus Acies
Posted - 2010.12.21 01:31:00 - [30]
 

Its a wonder with a reputation of treating players like this that they have any members at all


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