Hi all. One month player here. Looking to learn a little more about where I went wrong. Last night I decided to dip my toes into the world of contracts - courier contracts to be more specific. I grabbed myself a Bestower and head out to the pick up location (lowsec 0.3). $4.5 mill collateral with $1.5 mill payoff. I believe it was a 9 jump route back to Amar. I accepted the contract and put the item in my cargo. Undocked and started the journey back. It may have been the first gate, possibly the second gate, that I see a message pop up saying “I foolishly was carrying contraband” or something to that affect. I ended up dead of course. I figured it was Concord destroying me, but in my in game mail I saw that i had “Kill rights” on 3 players now.
So a few questions:
Was it players that were just waiting for me to pick up that contract and kill me or was it Concord? (Contraband)
How can you tell if the contract is contraband BEFORE excepting the contract?
Are there any “tell tale” signs that I should be looking for as a scam when starting my courier career?
A) I always check the owner of the contract for their security status but other than that I’m not sure
what to look for.
I appreciate any help you guys would throw my way.