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[SCAMMERS] - Caution with impersonator of STEAMREP


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I just got scammed and I want this to happen to no one else!

 

MY BIG MISTAKE: CHECK IF THE STEAMREP IS REALLY ON STEAMREP ADMINS LIST.

THE LIST HERE: https://steamrep.com/group.php?id=3

CHECK THE USERS ON STEAMREP - THEY WERE BOTH MARKED AS SCAMMERS. I usually check, but this was my first trade since I sold everything out, I was quite rusty.

I was a fool, the trader send three users and the first two were on the list. Didn't checked the last one. Guess who added me instantaneously?

 

 

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The trader (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197975688327/) offered me to trade with an SteamRep and pay the price for their service. I've never done a SteamRep trade, but agreed to do so.

The procedure was very professionnal, the scammer even called several times the false admin ''sir'' and saying a lot of ''thank you, will do etc'' I mean it seemed legit.

The ''SteamRep admin'' asked us for both our items.

They blocked me both this instant and the ''SteamRep admin'' got away with the item. 

 

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SCAMMERS:

 

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197975688327/

http://steamcommunity.com/id/OfficialBitRay

 

 

Long story short; Be patient, take the time to check everything - especially thing you are not aware of.

 

I wish you all good trading and may the force protects you from scammers.

Sorry for all this negativity, cheers!

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This is common knowledge. For the next time around, be sure you use resources like rep.tf to further investigate the legitimacy of whomever you're trading with.

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SteamREP  has no middleman and doesn't do "trades." Do your research next time. 

 

I mean, I guess they don't have any middlemen themselves, but they do have a list of approved/trusted middlemen for other sites...

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Simply go to http://www.Steamrep.comand type in the numbers that appear in their Steam Community link.

 

https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197975688327

Voila, been banned for over two weeks with two scamming reports that have both passed.

 

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but you must take basic safety precautions in order to be successful when trading. Best of luck in the near future.

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In general

A: There is almost no reason to ever use a middleman. If they're an actual buyer for your item you can use marketplace or ask them to buy keys for cash. Using a middleman for item:item trades is pointless also.

B: If it seems to good to be true it is most likely a scam.

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I once met a guy called Afterburn and he got scammed TWICE by the same person. Anyhow he let this person get away with it after the person paid half back. He wouldn't make a Steamrep report or anything. People are foolish and let scammers get away with it cause in their mind they think if they report them they will never get their stuff back. The only reason Afterburn got half his stuff back is because I left a -rep and also banned him from the unusual trading server that the scammer used to go to. If it wasn't for that he would have got jackshit back.

 

Basically he wasted 2-3 days of my time for nothing and I believe I have the guy blocked now - why come to someone for their help if you're just going to shit all over it etc.

 

a lot of these fools that get scammed have it in their mind that the scammer MIGHT give it back if they don't report. That is why so many get away with it etc.

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Simply go to http://www.Steamrep.comand type in the numbers that appear in their Steam Community link.

This is bad advice. Scammers sometimes count on people doing this and set their custom URL to all numbers to look like the guy they're impersonating. Due to some nuances with how the different types of Steam IDs are converted and enccoded, which I won't elaborate on, there are ways for scammers to not match it perfectly, but still have your method redirect them to someone else's SteamRep (or even Steam) profile.

 

Instead, follow the instructions here: https://steamrep.com/tips/pretrade

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