Steam Scam Adventures

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Steam Scam Adventures

Postby TheKatz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:35 am

A man recently contacted me looking to purchase my unusual hat. Sounded nice. He even offered to overpay by a whopping 15 keys! Amazing offers to be found, right? Wrong. This dude was pretending to be a well-known trader on backpack.tf, Versl Trader. He and his partner Morphine, the "Steam Developer" he needed to verify my items! I needed them verified at once! Though, I told him that my ace friend Karma would help out, as he was a steam developer as well.

I invited my friend Karma to the chat and he proceeded to ask him "How often do you suck Gabe Newell's cock?" Needless to say, he disconnected quite quickly. He then asked where I got him from, so I told him the truth. He was on my friend's list. I then asked him if he had one too. He did! I'm in luck. He linked me to this trusty fellow's site to verify my items, as he did with AgentApple's golden frying pan as well. http://steamcommunity.com/id/MorphineSteamDeveloper/

As you can see, he's not a legit steam developer, and should not be taken legit in any form. He is banned on steamrep and backpack. Thanks to detective Mindacos, I found out. Pretty funny memes to be had. Do not contact either of these individuals as you may run the risk of being scammed! You've been warned.

Here's a link to the funny screenshot: http://imgur.com/R0ZlwkM

Funny memes XDDDDDDDDD
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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby fishermatt3552 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:57 am

Yeah, some guy TRIED to do this to me awhile ago. Tried to trade for my unusuals and wanted me to get my items "verified" by someone called "Admin Psychedelic". The lengths some of the scammers go to. Hell, he lowballed me too

Edit: I wouldn't trust the real Versl Trader anyways. Every trade I've tried to make with them they either lowball the fuck out of my items, or try to make me pay a massive overpay
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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby NerfPlayeR135 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:48 am

I decided to add insult to injury and report his Steam profile. Hopefully it gets wiped off the face of the earth. :thumbup:
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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby Drewski » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:26 pm

I had a situation like this not too long ago. I Was almost about to get scammed but luckily Mindacos helped me out also.

A Red flag for me was that the players profile was private.
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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby Neko » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:22 am

Just happened to me

kamikaze: hello
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: yo
kamikaze: are you open for trade?>
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: depends
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: aussie or unusual
kamikaze: http://steamcommunity.com/economy/item/ ... 8079779375

kamikaze: i want this one
kamikaze: for my unusual
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: how much
kamikaze: Unusual Universal Translator
kamikaze: Mercenary Grade Hat
kamikaze: ★ Unusual Effect: Nebula
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: um
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: thats worth 250k my dude
kamikaze: ?? realy?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: https://backpack.tf/unusual/Universal%20Translator
kamikaze: ohh your item how much?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: like 46k at best
kamikaze: hmm can u add something if you deal?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: ive sold most of anything worth jack shit a while ago
kamikaze: its okay so deal?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: thats massive overpay, i cant accept
kamikaze: i want more of your items
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: i dont have enough for that
kamikaze: its okay

(Friend checks steamrep and other stuff for me while this is going on)

Your chat with kamikaze is now a multi-user chat.

(invites to troll)

kamikaze has been invited to chat.
KindredIsHot has been invited to chat.
KindredIsHot entered chat.
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: hey kami want some fucc
kamikaze: ...
kamikaze: bye
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: i love scammer fuccs
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: dontchu
kamikaze left chat.

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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby Neko » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Not sure if I should just post these in quotes/chats but another person just tried to scam me as well. Wasn't really in the mood for it.

mb: Hello dude?
mb: you there?
mb: Hello?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: yo
mb: Hello can i trade your unusual and australium for expensive unusual dude?
mb: Or you want some keys for that?
-[FF]-NekoPafu™: if youre about to try and scam me for it do yourself a favor and remove me from your friends list. i checked your profile already and you arent the first to try and scam me this week. i will not add a friend for bullshit "item verification" nor will i accept massive overpay or add any items to the trade. you want my unusual? 46K pure or an all unusual close to that price. take it or leave it
mb is now Offline.

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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby Angel Ambrosius » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:35 pm

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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby fishermatt3552 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:53 am

This guy tried adding me. These people are getting more and more stupid



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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby NerfPlayeR135 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:24 pm

One of my friends, Adine the Banana Wyvern (don't ask), dealt with a scam attempt recently. I think you'll like the way he dealt with it.
http://imgur.com/a/nnoUj
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Re: Steam Scam Adventures

Postby bijuu » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:59 pm

For the past 3 years, I get at least 1 group invite or 1 friend invite from scammers. I used to humor myself by interacting with them, but after so long it's just a fucking nuisance.
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