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Doxs Roxs
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.02.21 12:45:00 - [1]
 

Hi

I just saw the following contract: http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/245/contractnt7.jpg

It looks like an item exchange where someone wants to buy a Navy Raven for almost 1,7B isk.
Thats just to good to be true, especially since there are almost 10 buy orders like this one and there are almost 10 sell orders/auctions on Navy Ravens for less then 1B isk.

I am 99% certain that its a scam, but the thing is, I cant seem to see whats wrong, its an item exchange, so whats the catch?

Regards

/Doxs

Tirg


ISD YARR
Interstellar Services Department
Posted - 2007.02.21 12:50:00 - [2]
 

Looks like 1.6 million to me....

Doxs Roxs
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.02.21 12:55:00 - [3]
 

Haha, good thing you saw that couse I missed it Laughing
Thanks for the help, I think I need to go check my eyes.

Regards

/Doxs

BustyBounty
Caldari
Vengeance of the Fallen
Curse Alliance
Posted - 2007.02.21 14:09:00 - [4]
 

if it looks to good to be true it probably is Shocked

Block Ukx
Forge Laboratories
Posted - 2007.02.21 14:21:00 - [5]
 

Wow, very interesting; funny how the brain works. After reading the OP and looking at the image I too thought it was 1.69 B. Even after reading Trig’s post, I had to look twice to realize it was 1.69 mil.

I think this one of the reasons “scams” like this one work so well. After looking at various ships selling at billions, your brain will turn that 1.69 mil into 1.69B.

Tirg


ISD YARR
Interstellar Services Department
Posted - 2007.02.21 15:30:00 - [6]
 

I STILL have to place my cursor every 3 spaces to make sure, when placing buy and sell ordersLaughing

Doxs Roxs
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.02.21 15:49:00 - [7]
 

An easy solution to this would of course be to display a rounded figure next to the real isk figure.

So instead of just "1,690,000.00 isk" it would read "1,690,000.00 isk (1,69M)"
"12,780,000,000.00 isk" would be "12,780,000,000.00 isk (12,78B)"

Regards

/Doxs

Feronia
Gallente
Magma Holdings Group
Posted - 2007.02.21 16:01:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Tirg
I STILL have to place my cursor every 3 spaces to make sure, when placing buy and sell ordersLaughing


I'm glad I'm not the only one Wink

Don't give scammers a chance. Make sure you take your time and triplecheck everything before placing/accepting a market order/contract.

Ione Hunt
Storm Solutions
Posted - 2007.02.21 16:40:00 - [9]
 

I introduced 3 rules when playing EVE late at night or when I'm slightly drunk:

1) DO NOT OPEN CONTRACTS OR THE MARKET WINDOW!!
2) READ RULE 1)
3) READ RULE 1) AGAIN YOU FOOL!!

Always served me well Very Happy


 

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