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How can I know if someone is a real middleman

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by lancelot0xff, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Someone asked me to trade with a middleman.
    But I think this one is not the offical middlemen of dota2traders, and neither on the middleman list of steamrep.

    So, how can I know if someone is a real middleman?
  2. Sari

    Sari Helpful Member

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    Who is this "middleman" you're referring to?
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    lancelot0xff New User

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    The ID is ValntinaCamile[dota2traders.com].
    I don't know if i can trust them.
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    Sari Helpful Member

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    Could you link the user's Steam profile (so I can see the exact one you're talking about)?
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    lancelot0xff New User

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  6. You Are The One

    You Are The One Appeals SteamRep Admin

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    Nothing about that users profile screams "trust" I would personally stay far away from that user and stick to steamreps official MM list
    http://steamrep.com/list/M


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  7. Sari

    Sari Helpful Member

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    I don't speak for any of D2T or SR, but that is most likely a fake MM.

    1. Account is not even 1 year old
    2. Your "middleman's" profile states:
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Dota2tradersadmin They're not even in this group
    3.) If he were a real D2T middleman, they'd be on the D2T middleman page
    4.) He only has a few +reps that aren't even a day old http://i.imgur.com/LxcxFr5.jpg

    Again, please keep in mind that I do not speak for SR/D2T and you'd be better off asking an admin from D2T (I can't since they're offline ATM).

    EDIT: Or basically what You Are The One said
  8. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Thank you for your advice...
  9. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Thank you for your help. And I think this is clear.
  10. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Closing topic

    And thanks guys.
  11. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    Marked scammer, for impersonating D2T Admin.

    D2T has Green tags for their admins/MM
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  13. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Someone asked me to buy all the items of my inventory, and I told him to give me 10 keys, cause i saw he got kind of pages of keys.
    But he said he need those keys, and told me if he can pay me through the steam wallet by entering some code.
    And then he introduced this MM to me.

    At last, i didnt trade them.

    This is my experience.
  14. Sari

    Sari Helpful Member

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    Would you happen to have the profile of the person who linked him, as well as screenshots of the chat? If so you should create a report.
  15. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    Its not possible to directly transfer steam wallet money from one account to another, only with Steam Market this is possible by selling items on the market. But that does not do any chat interactions between the users, for the user just buys it via Valve, not via the seller. Valve then puts the result amount on the seller's steam wallet.

    http://steamcommunity.com/market/

    only via that, if you put your items up on the market, then you will receive the money on your steam wallet IF it gets sold. NO other way.
  16. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    Now the one linked that MM removed me from the friend list, I dont have any screenshots.
    And I remember that guy got like 10 pages of comments, and a lot of +rep, so i'm confused if that was a scam...
  17. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    but you don't know who it was??

    gotta get better in keeping track who you talk with, especially the shady ones. For he injected a fake MM to you. That way they try to not get marked themselves, but only the alt that is faked.
  18. Sari

    Sari Helpful Member

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    Profile rep can be easily faked. You should use sites such as SourceOp when determining if someone has real rep (though keep in mind SOP rep can also be faked).

    *Also 2,000th post!
  19. lancelot0xff

    lancelot0xff New User

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    yes, and he said pay me by
    https://store.steampowered.com/account/redeemwalletcode


    told me to trade my items to that MM, and the MM will give me this code...
  20. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    the rep givers on that profile where:

    | steamname: ♪♥Br0kEn_HeAR†♥♪
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:64753561
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198089772851
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198089772851

    | steamname: Thinking /A/
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:53116216
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198066498161
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198066498161

    | steamname: BooBN
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:54604188
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198069474105
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198069474105

    | steamname: Tojara
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:61263240
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198082792209
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198082792209

    | steamname: ZoRF
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:53957327
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198068180383
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198068180383

    ranging from 13 months to 4 months old accounts.