Quantum cap removed from inventory
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I was adjusting my inventory to stay under 1980 items and suddenly my inventory reported as 1901. Apparently a quantum holding 80 L8 bursters went missing. I just recently began playing again after quitting a bit after prime rolled out and this makes me think maybe coming back is a mistake.
Did you receive items from anyone else recently, or was this an old capsule from before you stopped playing?
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This was something Niantic posted on G+ back on March 1st, 2017. As far as I know, this is still the case.
Old Link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Ingress/posts/gwSL7AwPZVZ
It’s definitely old items from when I stopped playing, but I NEVER purchased items. Not then. Not now.
Pretty sure I need my items back or a reasonable explanation. Thinking about returning was perhaps a bad decision.
For a time, gear sellers were selling a lot of stuff which got passed around, until Niantic added tracking, so it doesn't have to have been something you personally bought, but someone else might have passed on gear that was bought, or a capsule that got bought, empties, refilled, passed on, emptied, refilled and passed on etc.
The tracking they added meant that it didn't matter how many hands an item got passed through, they still knew where it had been created.
Niantic introduced the Drone, which also helped to prevent shopbots from needing to be a thing.
So I doubt you would get the items back, even if they were legitimately acquired, however with the drone it should be pretty quick to restore your lost items.
It isn't much consolation, i'm sorry.