I agree that no scammer should profit off of their bad deeds, and some people who trade with their scammer alts don't even trade with them intentionally, and some people look at the guidelines but are still somewhat unsure. What is considered an "obvious" scammer alternate account (alt)? Scammers frequently make new Steam accounts (or buy Steam accounts) to avoid bans placed on their main account. An obvious scammer alt is a trader who has a great deal of knowledge of the values of items and the Steam economy, yet has a very recent Steam account or very low hours played in TF2. Trading with these accounts is not permitted. The following clues help identify an obvious scammer alt: Low hours of TF2/DotA with a deep knowledge of item values -What is a low amount of hours? Should <100 be considered low, or should they have 200+? New Steam start date, but eager to trade high value items -We all know people with fresh 2 week accounts and high value items are obvious, but what is not considered a "new" steam start date. Private backpack, and with no rep threads Quickselling fresh items that are less than a day old in their backpack Nearly empty game backpack except for a few high value items with very recent history That's actually it for the most part :/ It would help users a lot if they knew the numbers of what is really low hours or what's a new steam start date.