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New dangerous scam involving marketplace.tf

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A New Years Disappointment    0
A New Years Disappointment

I decided to post here because I thought this is the best place where most people would see it. The scam involved one person on steam who had high rep I instantly suspected them of scamming but I decided to continue long story short when It came to depositing my item (in this case a 43 key Green energy blast defense as usual onto marketplace.tf when I went to the seller dashboard my item was nowhere to be seen and the person I was trading with cut off all connections with me, I realised I had been scammed but how? I know a lot of scammer methods and have never fallen for one but this one was different. The scammer had somehow managed to redirect me from a official marketplace.tf bot trade to a trade offer with his bot. I know this because I looked at the bot the I traded with below is an image from their inventory with my item and a couple others that have been stolen. The profile was - https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198863709718 so go report the bot profile the original account I've lost as they were to quick in covering their tracks but they have been properly reported to steam support. I'm not asking for charity just warning people about a dangerous new scam which I've never seen before so no-one else has to fall for it.

 

UPDATE: The scam involves another site tradetf2.com so if you get a trade mentioning it ignore and report the user performing the trade

 

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A New Years Disappointment    0
A New Years Disappointment
18 minutes ago, ThePickleCat said:

Probably got scammed and hijacked by logging in to a fake website.

Detailed blog from MP about this: https://marketplace.tf/blog/posts/YHLZOB

Little more info from BP: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/meetthestats/announcements/detail/3145099913366946429

Thanks for the links I realised this is what happened and quickly fixed everything so my account was safe again.

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Daddy Alex    117
Daddy Alex
1 hour ago, A New Years Disappointment said:

one person on steam who had high rep

Keep believing "+rep on Steam" and you're ready to be scammed again.

 

Learn to use https://rep.tf and you'll usually see either a SteamRep-marked account or an almost empty backpack.tf account.

 

As for phishing websites, I recommend reading this because those guides miss this part. To reinforce the idea, I also made this:

 

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Bocks    104
Bocks
28 minutes ago, Daddy Alex said:

Keep believing "+rep on Steam" and you're ready to be scammed again.

damn, what a way to say "+rep on steam comments are irrelevant"

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Torb | Elite Spell Trader™    276
Torb | Elite Spell Trader™
3 hours ago, Daddy Alex said:

Keep believing "+rep on Steam" and you're ready to be scammed again.

 

Learn to use https://rep.tf and you'll usually see either a SteamRep-marked account or an almost empty backpack.tf account.

 

As for phishing websites, I recommend reading this because those guides miss this part. To reinforce the idea, I also made this:

 

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+Rep posted anti scammer guides

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Neo_    62
Neo_

My condolences. This was the same way I was scammed when I started unusual trading. Don’t give up!

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3.50    1570
3.50

Kids these days are so dang creative.

 

Back in my day, the most complicated scam was where they'd quickswitch two hats and then say "gogogo fast" in the trade window to make you accept before you realized it was a different hat

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The Walking Wingull    43
The Walking Wingull

Yeah you gotta watch out for those, it's hard as fuck to see sometimes though. The thing to notice is that when they ask you to log in, it'll open what LOOKS like a separate window for the login, but try dragging it outside your browser windows and you'll see it's actually a fake window.

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malswag    0
malswag

The very same thing happened to me. At first somebody wanted me to login to a site called "Skinstake.com" but it just showed me a list of terms and conditions. I didn't think too much of it at the time, so he then wanted me to put it on marketplace.tf, so I thought that would be okay as I know that's a safe site. Tried putting my unusual on there through the "deposit bit", and used mobile authenticator, and then he said that I should put my seven keys there. Like an idiot I did this too, and I waited for it to show up. After this, he recommend that I look at my trade offers, and while the ones going to the market place bots had been cancelled, and my items had instead been sent to a level 0 account called "Lassse" (which has now been changed to a new name and profile picture). I said to the guy "my items haven't been sent to the bots" to which he replied "IDK bro, maybe buy another unusual".

Since then I have changed my steam password and signed out of market place.tf. And I have lost 7 keys and a Circling tf2 logo Polar bear. "(22 keys total), not too serious a loss but I am annoyed about it.

I would attach pics for proof but the file size here is limited, so incase you guys wanna help report:

the account that talked me into doing all the shit: https://steamcommunity.com/id/lupanghiniang123

the account that has my items: https://steamcommunity.com/id/765611198866120133

I feel very stupid now, and no longer feel like trading tf2 items is a good idea. Too many scum bags

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