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Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Electrode, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. Electrode

    Electrode New User

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    Just half an hour ago, I won a spycrab for a 2 refined hat (the cold killer) from "a crippled teddy bear" (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198070629039), and, surprise surprise, he instantly left the server. I'm no expert, but I'm relatively sure that that qualifies as attempted scamming. I'm somewhat pissed at the moment, and would appreciate it if someone could clarify whether this qualifies as scamming, and if he could get marked on steamrep as such.
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  3. Electrode

    Electrode New User

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    Thanks for the info.
  4. Electrode

    Electrode New User

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    At this point, it probably isn't even worth the effort.
  5. Nobel

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    If you can provide enough evidence to prove that he ran from a spy crab, he could be marked as a scammer and banned from associated communities/trading servers, thus hampering possible future spy crabbing scams. This user has been reported once on SR for running from a spy crab, however insufficient evidence was provided by the accuser.

    Your effort could help someone else avoid this user and help prevent future scams. If you have the required screenshots/replay of the discussion, agreement and contest please post them.
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  6. Electrode

    Electrode New User

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    Unfortunately, I've exited the trade server I was visiting already, as well as Steam in general. I do not have access to any of our conversations. Stupid me.
  7. Nobel

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    If you two conversed via server chat, some servers keep logs of the server chat. It depends which server you were on and what kind of community its associated with. Its a long shot but if you remember which server it was and if it did capture the logs, it may have the evidence required. which server were you on? But a replay or chat log is really the defining piece of evidence in spy crab running reports.
  8. Electrode

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    My half of the talking was done via voicechat, so that might complicate things.
    The server I was playing on:
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    Darkly Chicago Trade/Idle Server
  9. Electrode

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    The only thing the server would've caught are him asking me to spycrab, him keeping track of the score, and then him disconnecting. Would that be sufficient?
  10. Nobel

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    Possibly, but thats up for an admin to decide. Im sorry I cant determine if that server logs the chat. Hopefully nobody gets scammed in the future. Sorry to hear about your loss, next time maybe use a middle man for spy crabbing games. luckily it wasnt a large sum lost. Good luck and safe trading.
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    No matter the amount it is always worth it to report because that means he/she may be able and do this to more and more traders but if they are marked now it can stop
  12. Thomas Matthias

    Thomas Matthias Retired Staff

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