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Capt Troy
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:13:00 - [1]
 

Hi my name is Capt Troy, and I got punk’dugh. Did my first courier contract and couldn’t dock at the station I was supposed to deliver to. O well, I lost 3mill which is a lot to meNeutral. My question is how do I tell if a courier contract is a scam?

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:14:00 - [2]
 

All courier contracts are scams.

They scam you of your free time.

Capt Troy
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:15:00 - [3]
 

dang that sucks

Ebil Piwata
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:18:00 - [4]
 

Don't deliver to 0.0 they're the scams. At least you didn't get blown up.

Lachesis VII
Amarr
The Python Cartel.
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:22:00 - [5]
 

Fun game:

1) Take courier contracts that are obviously designed to lose your collateral, but which can be completed. You know, the kind that have you haul something into lowsec from Jita, wherein they plan to either gank you as you undock from 4-4, or get you on the gate into lowsec.

2) Organize corpies to help you actually complete the contract, preferably by violencing the issuer's boat.

3) ????

4) PROFIT!

Tangonis Galt
SOMER Blink Transport
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:24:00 - [6]
 

Sounds like an awful lot of work.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:31:00 - [7]
 

So what was in the package anyway ? Was it stuff worth 3 mil ISK or not ?
If there was stuff worth at least 2 mil ISK inside, you didn't get scammed, you just shot yourself in the foot.

Hint for next time : NPC 0.0 station destinations always good ; player-controlled 0.0 space station destinations, only good if you're part of the alliance that controls it, if not, DO NOT TAKE THEM.

Capt Troy
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:35:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Akita T
So what was in the package anyway ? Was it stuff worth 3 mil ISK or not ?



It was a stupid shuttle.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:38:00 - [9]
 

That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil

Nexus Aurelia
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:48:00 - [10]
 

Courier scams will do the following:
a) take you to 0.0 where you can't dock and will lose the deposit and get ganked
b) take you to (or through) lowsec where you will get ganked

always check the route as well as the destination, if high value always bring backup regardless due to suicide gankers

Capt Troy
Posted - 2010.10.22 06:51:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Akita T
That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil


sounds like you know your stuff and thanks for the advise. Ill watch out next time. Everybody wants me moneys!

Wartrec
Posted - 2010.10.22 07:04:00 - [12]
 

Any delivery to 0.0 is not worth it. You can lose your ship or you cant complete deliver the package.

Blasphemour
Posted - 2010.10.22 07:14:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Capt Troy
Originally by: Akita T
That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil


sounds like you know your stuff and thanks for the advise. Ill watch out next time. Everybody wants me moneys!


Welcome to eve

Zombatar
Posted - 2010.10.22 09:50:00 - [14]
 

When I was a noob I did courier countracts to 0.0 and they were not scams. I guess I was lucky, what made me stop was a gate camp pirate. lol Guess what happened? Razz

Sessym
Amarr
Posted - 2010.10.22 10:00:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Sessym on 22/10/2010 10:01:44
Originally by: Zombatar
When I was a noob I did courier countracts to 0.0 and they were not scams. I guess I was lucky, what made me stop was a gate camp pirate. lol Guess what happened? Razz


You killed a vaga in haulers? YARRRR!!

To OP: whatever you do, it never hurts to read up on the topic first. Learning (or not learning) from your mistakes always cost ISK and time.

edit: spelling.

Banana Disposal
Posted - 2010.10.22 10:01:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Sessym
Edited by: Sessym on 22/10/2010 10:01:44
Originally by: Zombatar
When I was a noob I did courier countracts to 0.0 and they were not scams. I guess I was lucky, what made me stop was a gate camp pirate. lol Guess what happened? Razz


You killed a vaga in haulers? YARRRR!!

To OP: whatever you do, it never hurts to read up on the topic first. Learning (or not learning) from your mistakes always cost ISK and time.

edit: spelling.


Did he wisper softly into your ear and tell you to relax? Surprised

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.10.22 10:46:00 - [17]
 

Capt Troy, have you considered that someone in 0.0 might have needed a shuttle delivering urgently and you *snip* accepted a contract you couldn't complete, thus ruining his chances of getting it delivered in a timely fashion.

Please keep it civil. Spitfire

Jovialmadness
Posted - 2010.10.22 12:50:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Capt Troy, have you considered that someone in 0.0 might have needed a shuttle delivering urgently and you *snip* accepted a contract you couldn't complete, thus ruining his chances of getting it delivered in a timely fashion.

Please keep it civil. Spitfire





Mad

My Postman
Posted - 2010.10.22 13:07:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Capt Troy
Originally by: Akita T
That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil


sounds like you know your stuff and thanks for the advise. Ill watch out next time. Everybody wants me moneys!


THIS made me smile!Smile

Brian Ballsack
Posted - 2010.10.22 13:47:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Capt Troy
Originally by: Akita T
That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil


sounds like you know your stuff



Hahahahaha
Thats exactly it, It "Sounds" like he knows his stuff.

Corozan Aspinall
Perkone
Posted - 2010.10.22 16:32:00 - [21]
 

Like a viiiiiiiiiirgin.

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Sucks to be you. Cool

Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2010.10.23 07:40:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Akita T
That wasn't a particularly good scam, but meh Smile
Hey, at least you ONLY lost 3 mil and learned an important lesson - always double-check the destination's location first.
Better 3 mil now than 30 mil, 300 mil or 3 bil a bit later Twisted Evil



Yeah, a small loss you'll remember, without it really wrecking anything.

.

Klandi
Consortium of stella Technologies
Posted - 2010.10.23 08:58:00 - [23]
 

Even in RL - gaining experience always costs

Sometime it costs you pride as well as money....

Mrs Destruction
Posted - 2010.10.23 09:05:00 - [24]
 

For 20 million isk, i will send you an EVE mail telling you about all the secrets of avoiding scams.




\o

Talima Velpari
Posted - 2010.10.23 10:28:00 - [25]
 

I once not long after I started accidentally accepted a couple couriers from jita to tama, and somehow managed to get there and back to high sec in an Iteron. Seeing the guy that was waiting at the gate for me warp in right behind me as I docked at the destination was funny.

Mrs Destruction
Posted - 2010.10.23 11:12:00 - [26]
 

Just scam the scammer. Put an alt in a corp that is blue to the null station in question, contract switcharoo, grab isk. Feel good.



\O

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2010.10.23 11:47:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
Capt Troy, have you considered that someone in 0.0 might have needed a shuttle delivering urgently and you *snip* accepted a contract you couldn't complete, thus ruining his chances of getting it delivered in a timely fashion.

Please keep it civil. Spitfire
oh you troll, youRazz

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.10.23 12:46:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
Originally by: Lady Spank
Capt Troy, have you considered that someone in 0.0 might have needed a shuttle delivering urgently and you *snip* accepted a contract you couldn't complete, thus ruining his chances of getting it delivered in a timely fashion.

Please keep it civil. Spitfire
oh you troll, youRazz


It just bothers me that every time someone makes a thread about this mistake happening it's assumed to always be a scam. People can and do legitimately make contracts to 0.0. Granted it's more usual to use an alliances logistics services but sometimes they aren't so well organised.

Hanneshannes
Posted - 2010.10.23 13:00:00 - [29]
 

Even then, I'd guess they only make it available to the corp...

Apollo Gabriel
Mercatoris
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2010.10.23 13:57:00 - [30]
 

I use a lot of couriers, although always to high sec. Don't take null sec couriers.


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