It looks like scammers have started taking an eye of the Character Bazaar and they are now issuing scam contracts for billions of ISK. It may have been going on for a while, but I have recently experienced this. Now, this is somewhat of a gray area; Scamming on the Bazaar is prohibited. However, Scam contracts in game are not. Therefore, I would like this to be stickied to bring awareness of both regular and new Character buyers, especially for purchases of large amounts of ISK.
One may ask, how do you know what a contract scam is? My answer is you just do, when someone you don’t know posts a private contract to you (worth a few million ISK) for 100Billion ISK
If this is indeed stickied, I would propose to keep a list of known contract scammers here.