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What are good ways to run a background check on someone?


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Hello everyone. Due to the huge increase of phishers, they're too many dodgy people selling high value items and I want to start a guide/thread on how to thoroughly run a background check on someone including some of the dos and don'ts for new users.

 

I don't think my ways are that solid but I want to gather other users techniques and feedback on backlogging.

 

Please feel free to input as much information as you can as I don't plan to make it just yet.

 

What to post

- Personal experiences

- Tips

- Useful information on decision making (and maybe scenarios but just putting it out there)

- Ways to identify an alt of a phisher (rather than played 3 hours of TF2 and has 3 items in total worth 7 buds)

- Anything information that you may think that might be useful/relevant (don't be shy ;)

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Look for an Outpost. Most traders with high BPs have outpost trades. Next, check item histories. Finally, look on steamrep for any scams.

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I am from Portugal,so I use a Portuguese language in my browser. All the pishing sites are in english,so if you live outside of a english talking  country, that is a good way to check for it. 

 

 

I don´t bother finding the main of those bastards,but it´s not hard if you keep checking a item history until it is traded away

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For anyone that do not know, Phishers are people who randomly adds you or randomly comments on your profile / trading websites, posting Steam links which will lead to be hacking your account. In-order to prevent it, you must not click on any links.

 

To spot a Phishing Link,

-Identify if the link is right. (ex. steamconnmuity.com [Wrong] | steamcommunity.com

)

-Identify if the person who sent a phishing link a guy who uses any trading websites or not. 

-Search for their SteamRep Profiles. If the person is being reported before as a phisher, then that person is definitely one.

 

And also, some users on Steam might send some software about Hacking Items on TF2. Those are un-reliable softwares, and it might insta-kill your computer. So, do not believe on any Hacks on TF2. There are no Item Hacks on this game.

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For anyone that do not know, Phishers are people who randomly adds you or randomly comments on your profile / trading websites, posting Steam links which will lead to be hacking your account. In-order to prevent it, you must not click on any links.

 

To spot a Phishing Link,

-Identify if the link is right. (ex. steamconnmuity.com [Wrong] | steamcommunity.com

)

-Identify if the person who sent a phishing link a guy who uses any trading websites or not. 

-Search for their SteamRep Profiles. If the person is being reported before as a phisher, then that person is definitely one.

 

And also, some users on Steam might send some software about Hacking Items on TF2. Those are un-reliable softwares, and it might insta-kill your computer. So, do not believe on any Hacks on TF2. There are no Hacks on this game (Well, except of the achievement hack *cough*).

I've met way too many aimbot snipers/infinite uber/kritz people to believe that there are no hacks
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I also seen this huge increase in size of phishers.I had 5 adding me in a day and 2 of them that kept adding me until I blocked them. Even AFTER I sold my unusual, so I don't really see why they keep on coming. Also it seems they make accounts with 500h on TF2 and having a few other games and a couple of "+rep" comments. 

 

 

Good example:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/jake_the_dog128/ - which looks extremely convincing

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Always make sure you can see an icon of secured HTTPS-connection where you're on Steam login page: PUQBdGz.png

 

I also seen this huge increase in size of phishers.I had 5 adding me in a day and 2 of them that kept adding me until I blocked them. Even AFTER I sold my unusual, so I don't really see why they keep on coming. Also it seems they make accounts with 500h on TF2 and having a few other games and a couple of "+rep" comments. 

 

 

Good example:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/jake_the_dog128/ - which looks extremely convincing

See, if one gets phished, then bots start using his account to spam further phishing links.

So most of these accounts are real, but were hijacked.

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I also seen this huge increase in size of phishers.I had 5 adding me in a day and 2 of them that kept adding me until I blocked them. Even AFTER I sold my unusual, so I don't really see why they keep on coming. Also it seems they make accounts with 500h on TF2 and having a few other games and a couple of "+rep" comments. 

 

 

Good example:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/jake_the_dog128/ - which looks extremely convincing

they've just been hijacked, and are being used

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