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Announcement Carder/scammer "aged" accounts.

Discussion in 'SteamRep Guides' started by DataStorm, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. DataStorm

    DataStorm Retired Staff

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    There seems to be a increasing amount of "old" accounts that where dormant and get activated in order to card keys or scam with chargeback people.

    The actual age of a account should not be a consideration in reputation. (only to steer clear of the very young with money trades). It actually seems that accounts where (a lot) created back in 2008 (can be earlier or later) that where dormant for years of never logged in, that get active now once their old account got smoked out.

    Please:
    - Always check for rep threads, usage of sites,
    - duration of using such
    - cash trading rep etc.

    The age of the account itself is no factor in its trust-ability. The time they traded and where active in the community is.

    Its not to say that the very young accounts are now way more "trusted", for they aren't. But the inverse isn't true either: that due young accounts not be trustable, the old accounts are better to trust. They aren't.