Victim: |steamID: Twilight Sparkle |steamID32: STEAM_0:1:46187366 |steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198052640461 |customURL: |steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198052640461 Scammer Name: |steamID: p✿✿✿✿ |steamID32: STEAM_0:0:60012815 |steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198080291358 |customURL: |steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198080291358 Screenshots: This guy could easily have gotten me if I weren't paranoid and cynical by nature. I didn't realize what he tried until after the fact when I asked around in a trading community, where they told me to report it here before he scams someone else. A few minutes after bumping a trade on tf2outpost, I got this contact request, which I accepted, and was asked if I would sell my strange machina for $65. Being new to trading high-value items, I figured he'd chargeback or something, and didn't really know how to safely proceed (or if I wanted to). So I declined, explaining I felt uncomfortable, and he persisted, raising his offer and making it look like he already deposited the money into my account pending a trade then immediately invited me to a trade. I declined and learned after the fact from a trading community that he used a deceptive /me message to make his trade look legitimate, and they told me to report it here before he scams someone else. Never tell your password to anyone. Friday, January 18, 2013 4:09 AM - Twilight Sparkle: Hello. 4:10 AM - p✿✿✿✿: hi 4:10 AM - p✿✿✿✿: you sell machine? 4:10 AM - Twilight Sparkle: Yes. 4:10 AM - p✿✿✿✿: sell for steam money?$65 4:10 AM - Twilight Sparkle: I don't have any way of accepting money set up currently. 4:11 AM - p✿✿✿✿: you have steam wallet 4:12 AM - Twilight Sparkle: Also with my current level of experience in trading high-value goods, I don't feel comfortable engaging in game-for-cash transactions. 4:12 AM - p✿✿✿✿: 65$ its ok? 4:12 AM - Twilight Sparkle: No. 4:13 AM - p✿✿✿✿: 70? 4:13 AM - Twilight Sparkle: I don't think you're understanding; it's not about the price being too low, it's about me not feeling comfortable with this type of trade. 4:13 AM - p✿✿✿✿: why 4:15 AM - Twilight Sparkle: These types of transactions are the subject of a lot of scams; some of which I understand but some of which I'm still learning about. 4:15 AM - p✿✿✿✿ transferred to your account $64.99 USD. The transfer will be completed after the exchange. 4:16 AM - p✿✿✿✿: it safely 4:16 AM - p✿✿✿✿: i not offer paypal p✿✿✿✿ had asked to trade with you, but you did not respond in time. 4:16 AM - Twilight Sparkle: As I said, I don't feel comfortable with this kind of trade. 4:17 AM - p✿✿✿✿: bb? p✿✿✿✿ is now Offline.