Over on another forum post there is a discussion about new players leaving the game because they perhaps get scammed in the game or as a side note because they are not aware of aggression mechanics. Whilst I am not sure how some scams work I know that they exist so I call on those with knowledge to outline their knowledge of scams as well as other mechanics that the new player may not be aware of so that they can be informed.
1: Trade window scam.
The way ive seen this is that you offer something for sale in local, generally an expensive item. A trade window pops up and offers the amount of isk you’re asking for, you go to trade you items and suddenly you are without the item and without the money… This is a scam, do not trade via trade windows in this way, use a private contract to the individual.
2: the firesale because they are leaving eve or the stolen hanger loot
Ive only seen this in jita but I am sure it is elsewhere. You see in local that someone is getting rid of 9.x billion for of stuff because they are leaving or because they stole it from a hanger etc. you look at the contract and it is up for 950million, you think they made a mistake so you buy it… the stuff is not worth the 950m, copy the items into evepraisal and you will see what it is worth