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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    80
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    62
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™    230
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_    36
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    1467
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    38
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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