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Reminder on Spells


LaughingLollipop
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As Halloween approaches, many people will seek to buy/sell spelled items.

 

The number of faked items is higher than ever, please be wary

 

Spells in white text with quotations are fake
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Spells in blue text without quotations are real
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This holds very true on steam market, but also for person to person trades.

 

Be careful, don't get fake spell scammed.

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Baffles me how this is still a thing in 2022. Considering that this also happens on Backpack, even if on a minor rate, it would be good to recommend the use of the Spells filter.

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I can hear countless poor souls bought those fake spells that are unable to do anything besides crying

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22 minutes ago, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee said:

setting your steam language to something not english instantly defeats these scams

That would require knowing a different language 💀

 

As an American that sounds like communist propaganda.

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4 hours ago, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee said:

setting your steam language to something not english instantly defeats these scams

Damn, all these years, spent hours to find a way to sort fake and real spelled items, even thought of a bot or a enhanced searchbar which could make the difference between bb colors of specific terms in the descriptions (but this would have sent a shit ton of requests on steam servers), but never thought of that 😮 I feel so dumb now

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5 hours ago, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee said:

setting your steam language to something not english instantly defeats these scams

 

if you can believe it i've started seeing people do this in portugese on SCM 😭 not even other languages are safe anymore

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13 hours ago, Norah said:

if you can believe it i've started seeing people do this in portugese on SCM 😭 not even other languages are safe anymore


Well at least the fake items are limited to one language at a time. So even if the fake spell scammers list items with multiple languages they can't appear in every spell search.

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there's also one guy (same avatar) who's trying to sell many different stranges for 1,49 with fake exorcism spells on them

steam taxes + cost of the stranges and you're left with what ? 1€ if not less

a shame you can't really report them

 

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6 hours ago, fran said:

there's also one guy (same avatar) who's trying to sell many different stranges for 1,49 with fake exorcism spells on them

steam taxes + cost of the stranges and you're left with what ? 1€ if not less

a shame you can't really report them

 

 

yeah its really unclear why valve hasn't added a filter on description/name tags in general

 

they updated unusual effect text to be yellow with the star  (this was originally used to fake unus effects too)

but in reality, they just need a way to wipe anything purely cosmetic off an item or search

 

what good purpose could showing name/desc tags possibly serve on SCM?

I'd really they rather just wipe name/desc on listing (not from item I guess, but not part of the listing)

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