Tag Archives: scams

I’m in… and off to null/low sec.

Well, with an alt, that is. I waited a few days before applying to the new corp, mentioned “IRL things” and sounded all sorts of… human. I was accepted in a trial status within a few minutes. I made my way off toward the home region and remembered to move my clone, too. Going to toss jump clones into that character, and the related skills, naturally. We will see if I can get past the “trial” status, due to my not having a full account API key… just a character one. I’ve made some friends in short order, though, so maybe. Maybe.

Met about four people in the 20+ jumps tonight, through null/low. We just ignored each other.

It’ll be time, soon, to launder some ISK over to the alt, and then expire the API key, and really move crap there, too. Get the toon up and running, then start “hanging out” with my new “family.”

On another note – I’ve got casino plans tomorrow night, but may be popping in as Gilbert and working on some more scams, etc. I need to, also, prep some documents for another in-game / out of game project I’m working on too. Note: If you have cash you don’t mind floating me for a bit, let me know. I’m likely to *not* return it, but you knew that anyway. ;)

Win some, lose some… (scams)

You would be surprised at how often people still fall for the ole “two items for the price of one” scam, or various forms. The recent UI changes (among others) have made it harder to contract scam, imho, but I still find it fun to try sometimes. The below was one of tonight’s conversations.

[02:02:43] Gilbert Hamilton > o/
[02:02:50] Siphre Darine > o/
[02:03:00] Siphre Darine > u need a plex ?
[02:03:06] Gilbert Hamilton > Aye, have contract up.
[02:03:18] Siphre Darine > I have 1
[02:03:39] Gilbert Hamilton > Ok. I’ll send you a link to contract. sec.
[02:03:46] Siphre Darine > k
[02:03:55] Gilbert Hamilton > 470m ok?
[02:04:14] Siphre Darine > k
[02:06:19] Gilbert Hamilton > [Plex]
[02:06:43] Gilbert Hamilton > nice bio details btw
[02:06:48] Siphre Darine > missing some zeros
[02:06:51] Gilbert Hamilton > always forgetting those percentages.
[02:06:54] Siphre Darine > u too
[02:06:55] Gilbert Hamilton > your bio? it’s all in there.
[02:10:14] Siphre Darine > 470 million not thousand
[02:10:36] Gilbert Hamilton > it says 470 million. not sure what you mean.
[02:10:44] Gilbert Hamilton > [Want To Buy]
[02:11:18] Siphre Darine > not for 2
[02:11:38] Gilbert Hamilton > [Want To Buy] It’s not for two.

Ahh, a new “home”

I had decided last night to move toward an area I had never been before, in an attempt to find less ninja-aware mission runners, etc. So, after I arrived in this system, I began scanning.

There were a few runners, and my 8 probe method seems to work very well at pinning them down. Especially with the advent of “alt+drag moves them all properly” and the scaling methods.

Then my dog decided to chase a fucking skunk and I had to break to fix that. I think, today, I still stink. Oh well.

Anyway – I stole a bunch of loot, but no shooters, at least not in this system. While tooling around, I discovered a jetcan between a Hulk and an Iteron. It was obvious that this was a main/alt combination.

Naturally, I stole from the can and opened a conversation with the player. The can was named “Don’t do that again.” The conversation was short, and so he sent me an email. I followed up with an offering for the wonderful services Suddenly Ninjas brings to other regions across New Eden.

Below is my conversation with him and the small “token” amount sent of only 150,000 ISK was simply because I didn’t feel like putting any work into getting 15 million, etc. My intent was to offer him employment into Suddenly Ninjas – with the usual membership application fees, of course. (Which, for anyone reading is 25 million. Payable to any member of SN.)

Keep in mind, my spam surcharge is set to a value different than the default value – so I’m fleecing him for a little more with each email I can keep him sending back to me. His was still set to the default. It’s a little annoyance I like to keep in there sometimes. The thread is proper if you read from top-down, I’ve reversed it from the usual way it appears.

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hi again
From: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Sent: 2011.09.01 02:54
To: Gilbert Hamilton,

You’re very polite for someone looting cans. Are you a scammer? A
pirate? Or just going around making friends? I don’t know eve too well
to guess :D

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Re: hi again
From: Gilbert Hamilton
Sent: 2011.09.01 02:58
To: Vladimir Mayakovsky,

No worries. I provide a service, along with the rest of my
corporation. Some consider it “protection”, others really can’t label
it. Such that what we provide is simply a license to operate via those
plain cargo containers (jet cans) and assurance that you are free to
operate as many as you desire, via your hulk, while mining a belt. No
theft will occur, from my corporation or any other in the system as
well. The proof in this is the killboard statistics we offer as backup
and show of our “muscle”.

So, any time you wish to purchase a license – send me a notice and the
sum of 150,000 ISK for the day, or 15,000,000 for a quarter (4 months)
and I will be happy to provide you with receipt.

Good luck to you in your operation!

-Gil

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Re: Re: hi again
From: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Sent: 2011.09.01 03:06
To: Gilbert Hamilton,

Very cool! So you guys are basically like an Eve mafia? That’s pretty
creative. How many customers do you have?

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Re: Re: Re: hi again
From: Gilbert Hamilton
Sent: 2011.09.01 03:07
To: Vladimir Mayakovsky,

Active at a given time – a few dozen to about a hundred.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: hi again
From: Vladimir Mayakovsky
To: Gilbert Hamilton

How do I pay you? I think it’s silly, but I’ll pay for today just
because it makes me smile.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hi again
From: Gilbert Hamilton
To: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Wonderful news! You can pay me via right clicking on my name and
clicking on “give money”. Your price today is that same 150,000 ISK. I
do believe we offer monthly contracts, but I’ll have to check with my
supervisor. Please reference client id: 4435.

Thank you!

-Gil

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Jettisoned Mining Contract (4435.1)
From: Gilbert Hamilton
To: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Vladimir Mayakovsky,

I am please to inform you that your purchase of 1 day (24 hours) of
mining contract protection has been approved. Welcome to the club, and
as always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or my
supervisor: Zavulon Sukkot

Your contract information follows:

Date of issue: 9/1
Expiry date: 9/2
Issuer: Gilbert Hamilton
Account: 4435
Contract: 1

Sincerely,

-Gilbert Hamilton
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Thank you, Atticus Larken

For failing the courier contract, Rens to Jita.  The collateral was worth well more than the few containers and the shuttles in it.  (Also, the few times it took for me to get a bite on this scam, too.  Total “invested”, roughly 4 million. Net gain: 21 million.)

I think the “fine line” here is that the reward has to be less than a million to keep the bots away from the courier contract.