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Gianath
Gallente
Gallentian Legitimate Businessmen
Posted - 2010.11.08 18:13:00 - [1]
 

This is probably common knowledge, but I wanted to pass it along in case it helps anybody else.

Do a contract search for all systems, set the minimum price to 1isk (to filter out the WTB spam), and set the description to "issue".

This will filter the list to show everybody selling mostly faction ships.

Do a quick scan of the list and note every scammer who says an item is a navy issue product, but it is actually a common item like a dominix, raven, etc.

Right click on that person and ignore all contracts from that scammer.

You may need to add other common descriptions such as navy and filter those out as well. This method helps clear my own contracts list of around 1/4 to 1/2 of the scammers in my region trying to sell common items as faction gear.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2010.11.08 19:38:00 - [2]
 

Considering scammers like to recycle scam alts I don't see how this is more effective than looking before hitting accept

seany1212
The Scowling Men
Posted - 2010.11.08 20:15:00 - [3]
 

pr0tip: LEARN TO READ THE CONTRACTS PROPERLY

also, caps makes me cool Laughing

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.11.08 21:13:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
Considering scammers like to recycle scam alts I don't see how this is more effective than looking before hitting accept


Pretty much this TBH.

ArrowRead the contract, consider what you read.
ArrowReread it. Make sure it makes sense.
ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN
ArrowDo a show info on the item (assuming there aren't 95000 of them) and make sure it is what you think it is.
ArrowIf you're buying a ship and fittings make sure there's actually a ship somewhere in the list.
ArrowMake sure it's the ship you thought it was.
ArrowCheck the ISK value again.

Kushan
Taggart Transdimensional
Virtue of Selfishness
Posted - 2010.11.08 22:08:00 - [5]
 

Protip to filter out 100% of contract scams: don't be dumb.

Nadarius Chrome
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Posted - 2010.11.08 23:37:00 - [6]
 

I don't filter people from my contracts list anymore. The reason for that is scammers may get gear cheaply via scamming and hence could very well sell at the best price on contracts.

I do block them in local though. No point reading the same crap over and over.

Ran Khanon
Amarr
Swords Horses and Heavy Metal
Posted - 2010.11.09 00:01:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin

ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN



There must be a thread somewhere with someone complaining about CCP stimulating the ruthless exploiting of colourblind people.

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2010.11.09 00:30:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Ran Khanon
Originally by: De'Veldrin

ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN



There must be a thread somewhere with someone complaining about CCP stimulating the ruthless exploiting of colourblind people.


Just makes em easier to scam, right?

admiral fovios
Minmatar
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2010.11.09 03:48:00 - [9]
 

The OP didn't promise a method of removing all scammers from contracts. Rather, she suggests a method to remove 1/4 to 1/2 of scam contracts. This effect is not a reduction in the likelihood of being scammed, it's a reduction in the number of fake contracts to be flipped through to buy an item.

For those pretending she did (De'Veldrin, Kushan and seany1212), for shame. You've dumped all over the OP for the wrong thing. -10 CP points. The correct answer was "You're talking about a method of improving market managability. This belongs in MD. Reported carebear loser-face."

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2010.11.09 05:39:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Ran Khanon
Originally by: De'Veldrin

ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN



There must be a thread somewhere with someone complaining about CCP stimulating the ruthless exploiting of colourblind people.


because the words "money offered" and "Cost" are hard to distinguish too!

Leslie e'Evob
Paramilitary Skanks
Posted - 2010.11.09 06:44:00 - [11]
 

http://omgrawr.net/quote/11734

You can apply that checklist to other items, too.

Vincent Blueyes
Posted - 2010.11.09 06:45:00 - [12]
 

I occasionally run my "scammer check" with just simple settings and sort by price. Then just ignore anything with "thousands" on it =)

Also clearing jita local spam. Just check the contract spammed in local and ignore scams (There might actually be 1-2 "real" sellers).... and all the sudden the "hectic" and "intense" jita atmosphere is about the same as some random system with 10-15 people in it.

Vanity Blue
Posted - 2010.11.09 18:30:00 - [13]
 

Just set minimum price to 1 million isk, and maximum price to 800m....

Problem solved. Was that so hard?

Cyrus Doul
E0 Corp
Posted - 2010.11.09 18:39:00 - [14]
 

In the next patch you are supposed to be able to sell faction anything on the market.... good bye contract scammers when you can just get the item off market.

omgfreemoniez
Posted - 2010.11.09 23:36:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: De'Veldrin
Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
Considering scammers like to recycle scam alts I don't see how this is more effective than looking before hitting accept


Pretty much this TBH.

ArrowRead the contract, consider what you read.
ArrowReread it. Make sure it makes sense.
ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN
ArrowDo a show info on the item (assuming there aren't 95000 of them) and make sure it is what you think it is.
ArrowIf you're buying a ship and fittings make sure there's actually a ship somewhere in the list.
ArrowMake sure it's the ship you thought it was.
ArrowCheck the ISK value again.



You told the beginning of the story, I will add the end.

ArrowEverything is fine and correct.
ArrowYou click accept.
ArrowTHE CONTRACT COULD NOT BE FOUND. EITHER IT HAS BEEN DELETED OR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU.
ArrowFuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu some non-paranoid person got this bargain!

Dian'h Might
Minmatar
Cash and Cargo Liberators Incorporated
Posted - 2010.11.10 00:34:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Cyrus Doul
In the next patch you are supposed to be able to sell faction anything on the market.... good bye contract scammers when you can just get the item off market.
Less contract scams, but you'll definitely still see them. You'll also see a ton of other kinds of scams come and take the place of the contract scams.

Pankas Carter
Amarr
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2010.11.10 02:11:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: omgfreemoniez
Originally by: De'Veldrin
Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
Considering scammers like to recycle scam alts I don't see how this is more effective than looking before hitting accept


Pretty much this TBH.

ArrowRead the contract, consider what you read.
ArrowReread it. Make sure it makes sense.
ArrowCheck the color of the ISK value. If you're expecting to receive money, it had better be GREEN
ArrowDo a show info on the item (assuming there aren't 95000 of them) and make sure it is what you think it is.
ArrowIf you're buying a ship and fittings make sure there's actually a ship somewhere in the list.
ArrowMake sure it's the ship you thought it was.
ArrowCheck the ISK value again.



You told the beginning of the story, I will add the end.

ArrowEverything is fine and correct.
ArrowYou click accept.
ArrowTHE CONTRACT COULD NOT BE FOUND. EITHER IT HAS BEEN DELETED OR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU.
ArrowFuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu some non-paranoid person got this bargain!


Don't worry, when all is said and done the non-paranoid person has payed far more than you...

Andrea Griffin
Posted - 2010.11.10 21:55:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Ran Khanon
Originally by: De'Veldrin
There must be a thread somewhere with someone complaining about CCP stimulating the ruthless exploiting of colourblind people.

Sigh. Sad

Maneck StreetPreacher
Gallente
haudquaquam munificus
Posted - 2010.11.11 00:56:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Andrea Griffin
Originally by: Ran Khanon
Originally by: De'Veldrin
There must be a thread somewhere with someone complaining about CCP stimulating the ruthless exploiting of colourblind people.

Sigh. Sad


Well how about that. The guy made a very good point, that being that EVE's UI has a fundamental design oversight. It relies on red/green differentiation, which is impossible for 8% of the male population (and therefore 7.9% of players). People universally agreed that this was a major oversight and supported what should have been a relatively minor coding change. Two years ago. And nothing has been done.

But hey, soon we'll get to walk around in station!!!!!

Lana Torrin
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.11.11 04:40:00 - [20]
 

Now offering a scam prevention product. For the low low price of 100M isk, you tell me what you want and I will send you back a filtered list of only verified non-scam contracts. This works for courier contracts as well, just tell me the start and end points you want and I'll find you a verified non-scam matching contract.

Deposit isk to Lana Torrin with the subject "Dont be scammin me"

Lord Zekk
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2010.11.11 12:04:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Kushan
Protip to filter out 100% of contract scams: don't be dumb.


Now you're just asking for the impossible.



 

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