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deadbolt
November 13th, 2011, 03:56 PM
In the trading community:
1. Get the player steam ID number.
2. Go to http://sreamrep.com (http://sreamrep.com/)
3. Put the steam ID # in the search and hit the button.

The steamrep will check and see if there have been any complaints of scamming against the player. If even 1 person doesn't get scammed by checking this out, it was worth posting.

My son, as careful as he is, and even though he uses a "middleman", recently got scammed for a game he traded for. Approx. 3 weeks after the trade, the player he traded with sent a complaint to steam, who without even investigating anything, gave the guy his game back, causing my son to lose not only the game, but the stuff he traded for the game. Steam refuses to do anything about this type of fraud, so be warned if you trade with unknown players.

db

deadbolt
November 13th, 2011, 04:03 PM
oops

http://steamrep.com/

is the correct site.
db

deadbolt
November 13th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Here is an example of a scammers page. Note that he has a bunch of friends who are also scammers. They are highlighted in RED and at the top of his page it identifies him as a scammer.

http://steamrep.com/index.php?id=76561198045442641

Beware
Be warned
Be careful
Don't be scammed

db

LYCA
November 13th, 2011, 07:40 PM
OK, I see how your son got scammed. What are other ways people can get scam? If you are only trading tf2 items(not games or outside items), its seems pretty safe the way they have the trade setup. My other question is how does he trade games? Can you trade games that you have played or only trade games that are mark as gifts. My last question, how big is this trading? I have heard people making real money out of this.

IcedOne
November 14th, 2011, 05:49 PM
OK, I see how your son got scammed. What are other ways people can get scam? If you are only trading tf2 items(not games or outside items), its seems pretty safe the way they have the trade setup. My other question is how does he trade games? Can you trade games that you have played or only trade games that are mark as gifts. My last question, how big is this trading? I have heard people making real money out of this.

If you trade for a game, that is real money:P

deadbolt
November 14th, 2011, 06:19 PM
If you trade for a game, that is real money:P

Right. My son has traded some of his higher end unusual hats for games, games that are not played can be used to trade with for other items or games. He has also sold unusual hats/other items/games for cash, which is sent to a paypal account.
db

Say you bought a 4 pack of games and have 1 or 2 spare, knowing they would be spare, but got them at a great price. You could make an ingame item trade that would be equal to the value of that game. Now, if that game goes on sale before you sell/trade it for the price you bought it for, you could lose money, but that's the risk you knowingly take, since your game's value would drop accordingly.

LYCA
November 15th, 2011, 10:39 PM
If you trade for a game, that is real money:P
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