Frostbane Posted January 7, 2019 Share Posted January 7, 2019 So recently a guy on my friends list decided to quit his trading journey because he got sharked. The shark tricked my friend into thinking uncraft flip flops and regular flip flops were worth the same. When I visited the shark's bp.tf profile, I saw around 4-5 negative trust ratings all relating to the same shark/scam method. These reports were days apart from each other so this guy was doing it pretty regularly. I was wondering how come this guy wasn't banned already. I decided to visit random dates on this users bp.tf graph/bp and noticed he owned a total of 5-6 different uncraft flip flops but only 1 at a time. After he trades one away he buys another one. The number of flip flops he had traded closely matched the number of negative reps he received for sharking. In one of the negative reps there was even a screenshot of the shark stating his uncraft flip flops were worth 14 keys, which is what a regular flip flop is worth. I decided to put in a report as I noticed the user bought another pair of uncraft flip flops and figured he was ready to shark again. This time he also had a regular pair of flip flops in his inventory, both the same colour, and both listed for 18 keys. I'm guessing this was done to mislead his victims if they weren't careful enough. Visiting his bp.tf page they may not notice 1 of the flip flops were uncraft as they were both showing the same price of 18 keys. Why else would anyone get 2 pair of flip flops in the same colour and list them at the same price, when 1 is a regular one and the other is uncraft. If it was any random person, maybe they deserves the benefit of the doubt. But this guy had 4-5 reports for the same incident, owned multiple pairs of the item at different times (which match the number of negative reps), and there's also a screenshot of him suggesting his uncraft flip flops were worth 14 keys (the same price as a regular one), shouldn't that count as enough evidence? The reason I ask is because I reported the person about a week or so ago, but the report got declined because there wasn't enough evidence and the report had to come from one of the victims. Since I made the report there have been at least 2 new negative reps for the same sharking method and some of the older ones got deleted. The mod in charge of my case was very professional and had gone through the guys bp history and discovered multiple "unbalanced trades" where the shark makes a significant profit with his uncraft flip flop trades. Despite this, he was unable to ban the person because there wasn't enough evidence and the report didn't come from the victim. I guided my friend to take screenshots of their conversation through steam's chat logs but 98% of the chat happened in a trading server and the actual trade window itself so it wasn't logged. It seems to me like this shark really knows what he's doing. It's pretty obvious he's a shark but what else do we need to get this guy banned? I'm not sure if it's okay or not to share the person's profile here so i'm gonna refrain from doing it for now. Sorry for the bad grammar/english xD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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