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kahunna
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:17:00 - [1]
 

i purchased a apocalypse from a player only to find out that the ship that looked like a apoc and had the description apocalypse was in fact a omen. i was scammed into paying 100mil isk for a cruiser from a player named muze. i put a petition in and the gm responce was that they can do nothing about it. apparently this is a scam that is allowed by the gm's. typical screw the honest player and let the scammers get away with it. the constant lack of the gm's to stand behind the honest players leads me to think that the only way to play this game is to try and screw as many players as you can.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:19:00 - [2]
 

Never buy things you can buy on the market from another player in a trade window, that would solve this.

Elentari
Mitsubishi Group
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:20:00 - [3]
 

I'm sorry for your loss, but you will get NOTHING from posting on the forums, and you will get LITTLE sympathy. You should have checked the item info. There are many warnings all over that you should watch out for this type of scam. It's your own fault, next time you might now fall for it, eh?

Ris Dnalor
Minmatar
Fleet of Doom
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:20:00 - [4]
 

or maybe... right-click... show info... for 100m isk, i'd be doin it. unless of course that's chump change for you, & in that case, no big loss, eh?

:P

Kimpan
Caldari
Natural born tards
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:22:00 - [5]
 

Can they only scamm when the item isnt repacked ?

Mr nStuff
Gallente
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:22:00 - [6]
 

Click the accept button before you give money.. Then do a Show Info on the item to make sure it right..

Once you are satisfied your getting the right thing.. Make sure the Accept Check is still there to show that he didn't pull a switch.. Then add the money and re-accept.

Nostradamu5
Gallente
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:25:00 - [7]
 

I do belive you're not to speak ill of GM's, speaking of GM's did castor slow down their tech 5 BS's like it did my tech 1?

Oh wait one moment I forgot the GM's are from Jove space. Is it too late to join the Jove Navy? I'm not fond of this "crappy" side of the galaxy.

About the following tag line, since castor...it's not quite as true anymore, apparently herring prices are rising on both sides of eve.

Skillz
Amarr
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:27:00 - [8]
 


A trust scam is a legitimate buisness and if you can't right click on an object and verify it's attributes, why should you have it?


Vladameir
Caldari
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:29:00 - [9]
 

trust me CCP will not do $h|t about it, i have had 2 different guys try to sell me a condor as a scorp but i didnt fall for it and i petitioned it and they said that it is ok for them to do it.... hahaha CCP what a joke!!Evil or Very Mad

Tekatrip
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:31:00 - [10]
 

I wonder how many players have quit EVE because of these GM sanctioned scamms? I know of 2 in the last month.

I guess CCP must be on real healthy footing and have more than enough subscribers to be concerned about the odd 'fool' who trades via thier in-game market, gets scammed out of a months work, and quits Rolling Eyes

Belzebuth
Minmatar
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:34:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Belzebuth on 18/12/2003 02:35:53
Ask for the ship to be repackage before you buy it (if there is a repairshop at the station).

That way you're sure that the ship is fully repaired and it's really what you see that you're buying

Belzebuth

Skillz
Amarr
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:39:00 - [12]
 


Quote:
I guess CCP must be on real healthy footing and have more than enough subscribers to be concerned about the odd 'fool' who trades via thier in-game market, gets scammed out of a months work, and quits


You always say that, if it's not scams then it's a m0o blockade. If it's not that, it's something else, always something else.

Podkill the Carebears.


Androsynth
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:43:00 - [13]
 

i agree. ccp has done nothing to protect the players from scams and huge losses due to game bugs. i personaly have lost several battleships to game bugs and always got the typical nothing we can do about it answer. i had logged off a character in a battleship when it failed to enter space. i logged in 5 min. later as another character on the same account and my bship was still flying in space. 5 min. later i watched a cruiser destroy it. i sent evemail from the second character to the first proving both characters were logged in at the time the ship was destroyed. as usual gm gave me autoresponce # 247. nothing we can do about it. thats why this game is loosing players by the thousands. i guess ccp don't need all those paying accounts. i hear this game will be dead in a few more months. good riddens.

kahunna
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:45:00 - [14]
 

the point is that the gm can see it was a obvious scam. they chose to do nothing about it. typical responce from support dept. on a game that is going under fast. how long before they loose another 4000 paying customers.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:47:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Danton Marcellus on 18/12/2003 02:49:08
The End is Nigh! Rolling Eyes

Is the seller in a credible corporation, does he have any references from previous buyers or any other means to prove to you he's a trustworthy seller? If not then don't use the trade window, it's just that simple, the GMs can't protect you from your own stupidity.

Foobie
Posted - 2003.12.18 02:48:00 - [16]
 

which 'bug' are you referring to ?

The bug where kahunna didn't do 'show info' ?
Shocked

pooti
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2003.12.18 03:37:00 - [17]
 

Quote:
which 'bug' are you referring to ?

The bug where kahunna didn't do 'show info' ?
Shocked


The bug where he forgets he's a total ****ing ******.

JackDonkey
Posted - 2003.12.18 04:01:00 - [18]
 

I hate to say it, cause I do not nor will I ever support a scammer, but I also support the theory of evolution... draw your own conclusion.

Merlinar
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2003.12.18 04:07:00 - [19]
 

Oooh plz.. i have never seen so many f****g whiners anywhere.. not even Counter-Strike have so many whiners.. Just accept that some ppl are dishonest and CHECK the things u buy before accepting! Would u go and buy a Car for $100k you´ve never seen or testdriven in real life?

Just think some before u do anything, it´s simple i promise.

So get on with your life´s both in eve and irl and accept that u cant trust a person, and if u cant handle that, then grow up and take a look around at the world and read the news! Evil or Very Mad

ManniXXX
Minmatar
GYCO Enterprises
Posted - 2003.12.18 16:53:00 - [20]
 

Point is, scams are in the game whether or not they were meant to be from the start doesn't matter. It adds to the realism factor, it adds to the risk and it adds content to the game. You can't deny it. If you think about all the risks that are out there in the world, it really doesn;t seem like a big deal, and CCP do warn of scams and say a little common sense is needed and to Trust no one fully. i think they're totally in the right on this one.

Rod Blaine
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:10:00 - [21]
 

Quit this thread please.

I have just bothered (for fun since ima t work an bored) to actually search here and on Eve-I for scam warnings.

If i counted right i found this particular 'trade omen for BS' -scam 5 times in 10 minutes.

So, sorry, no pity here...

Tenacha Khan
TunDraGon
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:19:00 - [22]
 

You say that ccp do not rplace stuff due to bugs?

I lost a dom due to a bug, 4hrs later and i had a new dom

A friend lost a scorp due to a bug, next day there was a new scorp in his hangar

The above are the only two times that i have seen or heard (ingame) of ships lost due to bugs.

Exploiting some1s trust is not a bug....the GMs probably pi$$ themselves laughing when they see your petitions.

To prevent this type of scam all you have to do is ask the guy to package it first, pretty easy if you ask me, but som many of you fools seem to fall for it.Rolling Eyes

Btw, kahunna not trying to flame you or nuttin BUT you got scammed and lost 100mil, and that is bad enough, but then you come to the forums so you can tell people exactly how stupid you are...what gives?

syndic4te
Amarr
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:21:00 - [23]
 

man u gotta be a freakin DUMBASS to do somethign like that... seriously, u must preety dam stupid, i think u should end yerself.

might aswell give me yer stuff too

BraK
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:22:00 - [24]
 

Quote:

The bug where he forgets he's a total ****ing ******.


Please ban this person...

BraK
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:22:00 - [25]
 

Quote:

The bug where he forgets he's a total ****ing ******.


Please ban this person...

Apoca
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:31:00 - [26]
 

Hey mate i feel for you - i fell for the "old" 10million shuttle scam which wiped out all my cash. As far as im concerned if this is a true to life simulation then why the fk didn't i get a chance to inspect my new ship inside and out before agreeing to the purchase for 10mill i would have expected to see some gold fkin taps and lap dancers as crew members. Anyway under law you have a cooling off period after a purchase that allows you to return the goods if you feel that they are not what was advertised or not fit for the job. Personnaly I think people that initiate this type of scam are wan**rs and should be kicked out of this game on their arses. I for one would fully understand if you packed up your account and left. As for all the people who go on about how stupid you are for falling for this type of scam well they can take a running jump off a tall cliff or admit that somewhere at some point in their lives they actually - yes actually - made a mistake due to a lapse in concentration or a lack of knowledge. Err yes i am bitter and twisted.

Koda
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:34:00 - [27]
 

This is nothing new. Use the market or caveat emptor.

My favorite new deliberte mis-labeling is secure cans in belts labeled "Sentry gun"

KrapYl
Minmatar
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:40:00 - [28]
 

ok people, listen, and listen carefully...

A trade is a trade
a trade doesnt care if u pay 0.1000000 for an apoc, or if u pay 1000000 for an single trit... A TRADE IS A TRADE if u buy a shuttle for 10000000000, its a trade... it can neverbe turned back, unless both sides agree...

it has nothing to do with GM's or CCP... other games have exactly the same rules concerning direct playertrades... they can never be reinvoked! never....

Nirvy
Minmatar
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:43:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Nirvy on 18/12/2003 17:45:04
I dont wanna sound harsh, but the only bug here is between the keyboard and the chair!

I sure as heck triple checked the 1st Tempest i ever got all those months ago!

People ahve attempted scamming every game i can think of, and their GM's never returned the funds either.

Jash Illian
Minmatar
Light Brigade Industries L.L.C.
Posted - 2003.12.18 17:50:00 - [30]
 

Quote:
Edited by: Nirvy on 18/12/2003 17:45:04
I dont wanna sound harsh, but the only bug here is between the keyboard and the chair!

I sure as heck triple checked the 1st Tempest i ever got all those months ago!

People ahve attempted scamming every game i can think of, and their GM's never returned the funds either.


You thought I'd sell you a bad Tempest? I even had the it detailed and the upholstery cleaned before selling it to you! Razz


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