If you haven't earned any points then you can't see a decrease to them.
You can lose gained points by making Bandits you attempt to go around
becoming new enemies at the level changers. Need to get past them?
Wait until an emission commences and they abandon their position.
Yea but sometimes it will take a long time, also I don't think you lose any points by escaping from Bandits, only that squad you got away from will become enemy, but you won't lose rep with the faction...
I always wait until the Stalkers ( Loners ) control one of the entry points
in Garbage coming from the Cordon. That way I never get mugged by
the Bandits or earn any negative points from running or fighting them.
My greatest satisfaction was being mugged and I had nothing on me and
no money and later when I caught up to the 2 Bandits that had mugged
me, they were neutral yellow and I was then able to ask them for a job.
---QUOTATION--- I don't know if it still works, but there used to be some trick you could use whereby if you have no money at all the bandits robbing you would make you a multi-billionaire by giving you vast amounts instead.