Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Please Fall for My Scam: Jita Local

I can't resist, I love the Jita local spam.  Its an online, text based, seedy open air market.  This is gave me special giggles this evening.
[02:01:01] Shenlong Hao > Selling BHAALGORNS 950 mil, VINDICATORS 1.2b, NOMADS 6b isk to get out of negative, I cant sell via market because of my negative wallet, convo me if interested
The scam is to lure you in with the low prices ( Vindi's are 1.4b, Bhaal 1.1b, Nomad 6.7b at the moment).  Then when you do a trade with them they do a fast change with the trade window and screw you over.  With the tick lag for the trade window, the inherent inability people have to check things more then once, and greed its a popular scam.

Never accept trades from Jita that is not with your own alt or someone you trust.

And people normally have negative wallets because CCP gave them negative wallets.  For doing bad things.

Edit: I forgot to add that this is also mayne the hull rename scam. They trade you a regular ship named after the pirate faction or navy name.  People don't do a show info or notice that it is assembled.

2 comments:

  1. I cannot believe CCP hasn't fixed this obvious bug. How hard can it be to write proper code that requires both sides to re-accept if either side changes the deal?

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    1. It does but they do the change and click fast hoping the other party doesn't check again before hitting okay. Or its the renamed ship scam. I forgot that one.

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