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Capt Oconell
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:00:00 - [1]
 

Hi there. I dont know if this has come up in the past, in fact I am pretty sure it did. Apparently I am the third person among some friends of mine who received an email regarding goon recritment. My friends received emails regarding some kind of 500mil refundable joining deposit. Obviously they didnt pay, since they suspected a scam but I just want to clarify this. Me on the other hand, I received an obvious scam email that gave me instructions of transfering api info to some other member. Its quite obvious its a scam, but I just wanted to let the others know so they dont accidently fall for this. Again, sorry if this is old news but ...

Anyone else around here received similar emails?

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:03:00 - [2]
 

It is a scam, Goonswarm is infamous for it.

VonCruix
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:03:00 - [3]
 

Its also popular for Goons to make posts like this, along with all that you have said.


5pinDizzy
Amarr
Pillow Fighters Inc
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:05:00 - [4]
 

What Blane said.

On a personal note, I never had any sympathy for the people that went to try and seek out and join the biggest and most powerful looking blob of people in the game.

CaptainAttitude
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:18:00 - [5]
 

Goonfleet has never hidden the fact that we don't open recruit. It's in our corp description for sweet lord Satans sake. If you fall for a Goon recruitment scam you probably had it coming. If not by a goon somebody else would have scammed you eventually.

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:20:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: 5pinDizzy
What Blane said.

On a personal note, I never had any sympathy for the people that went to try and seek out and join the biggest and most powerful looking blob of people in the game.


CALDARI MILITIA.

Barakkus
Posted - 2009.08.06 15:23:00 - [7]
 


Leaving Eve
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.08.06 16:05:00 - [8]
 

There are other ways not to join GS too.


Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2009.08.06 16:12:00 - [9]
 

Rules of eve number 105 and 106

#105 Goonswarm does not openly recruit, dont believe anyone who does.
#106 If any person tells you that you need to put up collateral for joining a corp it's a scam.


/thread

Micia
Minmatar
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2009.08.06 16:49:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Capt Oconell
I received an obvious scam email that gave me instructions of transfering api info to some other member. Its quite obvious its a scam,


Receiving an email out of the blue asking for this is not a good sign, but there are many corps that will ask for the limited API key during recruitment (to check the names of your alts on that account). So if you've applied to a corp, and they ask for the limited one, it's not that big a deal.

As for the Goons - ya, they'll take your "deposit" and run. You can usually find a few threads in C&P forum every month, with suckers complaining about their losses to Goons.

TraininVain
Posted - 2009.08.06 16:54:00 - [11]
 

Sit-ups make me fart.

randomname4me
Posted - 2009.08.06 17:05:00 - [12]
 

goon + recruitment + isk = SCAM

Dark Soldat
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2009.08.06 17:12:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: TraininVain
Sit-ups make me fart.

me too

Gimilar
Posted - 2009.08.06 17:23:00 - [14]
 

not gunna lie most of the goon guys im come across are lil pricksVery Happy

Ghoest
Posted - 2009.08.06 17:52:00 - [15]
 

If you want to join GS you have to pay RL money its its that simple.

If they scam you for RL money its fraud BTW.

CaptainAttitude
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:20:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ghoest
If you want to join GS you have to pay RL money its its that simple.

If they scam you for RL money its fraud BTW.


Yeah, but not to Goonfleet. Stop misrepresenting us. Thats fraud BTW.

sooperkool
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:25:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: 5pinDizzy

On a personal note, I never had any sympathy for the people that went to try and seek out and join the biggest and most powerful looking blob of people in the game.


funny stuff.

Phantasmo
ElitistOps
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:29:00 - [18]
 

This thread is simply not true. I payed my 500 mil isk and gladly had my assets moved to goonspace via a friendly carrier jump and have been loving it ever since. Goonswarm has the best ratting space I have ever seen. I have actually gotten 3 officer spawns in just 2 days. It's incredible!

VonCruix
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:34:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Phantasmo
This thread is simply not true. I payed my 500 mil isk and gladly had my assets moved to goonspace via a friendly carrier jump and have been loving it ever since. Goonswarm has the best ratting space I have ever seen. I have actually gotten 3 officer spawns in just 2 days. It's incredible!


But, then you woke up and...




CaptainAttitude
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:36:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Phantasmo
This thread is simply not true. I payed my 500 mil isk and gladly had my assets moved to goonspace via a friendly carrier jump and have been loving it ever since. Goonswarm has the best ratting space I have ever seen. I have actually gotten 3 officer spawns in just 2 days. It's incredible!


Even after all I've said it is possible to get sponsored into Goonfleet. Good for you Phantasmo! I won't do it though. We have too much pubbie trash in our alliance as it is. Like Phantasmo, apparently.

Lucious McFarsight
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:53:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Lucious McFarsight on 06/08/2009 18:54:06
It is sad seeing so many people do something like that, not that I feel bad for the naive ones that fall for it, but its sad nevertheless.

BTW, I dont wona get hammered by all the goon haters out here,but any people out there willining to sponsor me, cause I've been living in Delve for quite some time and thought maybe its time to join one of the corps in the area. I though of joining through that forum thing a while back, but after takeing a look at it I immediately changed my mind.

Phantasmo
ElitistOps
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.08.06 18:57:00 - [22]
 

Sure. I'll gladly sponsor you. We always need more soldiers in the swarm! Please send character "Phantasmo" 500 mil and register on the forums brosef.

Capt Oconell
Posted - 2009.08.06 20:11:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Phantasmo
Sure. I'll gladly sponsor you. We always need more soldiers in the swarm! Please send character "Phantasmo" 500 mil and register on the forums brosef.


haha, never though people do this outside of game too

Kamyyn Foiritain
Posted - 2009.08.07 00:52:00 - [24]
 

If you are not a member of somethingawful.com forums its a scam.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.08.07 01:30:00 - [25]
 

Phantasmo, begging on the forums is bad yaknow.

Janice Jankowski
Posted - 2009.08.07 03:31:00 - [26]
 

How did they get your email, o great "nongoon"?

Typhado3
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.08.07 07:35:00 - [27]
 

and yet people still fall for it repeatedly..... hmm anyone ever tried doing a study on eve about human stupidity cause I'm pretty sure goon recruitment would pull in some interesting results.

Everybruce
Posted - 2009.08.07 08:03:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Leaving Eve
There are other ways not to join GS too.




this thread = the best

Ghoest
Posted - 2009.08.07 22:51:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: CaptainAttitude
Originally by: Ghoest
If you want to join GS you have to pay RL money its its that simple.

If they scam you for RL money its fraud BTW.


Yeah, but not to Goonfleet. Stop misrepresenting us. Thats fraud BTW.



LOLz a goon accusing other people o dishonesty.

And surprise surppise - he doesnt know what fraud means.

Dreeded
Posted - 2009.10.15 03:46:00 - [30]
 

Yeonik <-------theres a scammer for ya, watch out for this dude dont fall for his friendly 500mil deposit


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