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I am not sure if he's scamming because he WAS a moderator but not anymore

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by TRGraphixx, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. TRGraphixx

    TRGraphixx New User

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    Hello!

    WHAT HAPPENED
    Yesterday I found someone who wants to trade my knife. He told me that he's going to search for a "trade admin" so he doesn't get scammed. I am new to trading so we waited for someone called "GamerTroid(New Acc)" who should join our Chat conversation. Then I traded my knife to him because the other one told me that has already traded with him several times. But then I saw he was displayed as a moderator but as "GamerTroid" not as "GamerTroid(New Acc)" (he was a moderator one month ago) on this website. Then I was pretty scared so I cancelled the trade request because there was no proof that he is admin or something like this. I don't even know why should he use a "new" account.. He even said that I am going to get a TRADE BAN (i don't know i permanent or temporary or whatever he means).

    No proofs that he is and admin
    And know I don't know what to do. I've already taken back the trade and I'll get the knife back in a week or something like that but I don't want to get a trade ban because i am kind of a complete innocent. He has to have proofs that he is admin so everyone trusts him but he doesn't.

    Copy & Paste
    When he was chatting with us kind of everything was copy and paste he told the same things kind of EVERYTIME.

    Like:
    His profile
    There's nothing special on this profile.
    His "new" Account: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198160781665/
    His "real" Account: https://steamcommunity.com/id/Gamertroid/

    NOTE: His real profile says that he NOT an ADMIN anymore! But he told me that he's STILL and ADMIN but he lied to me.

    The chat (but just with a few changes because it's not allowed to publish the exact same chat history without his permission):

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    This is what I experienced yesterday. I hope you can help me and tell me what's going on there. If you need more information just tell me.

    Best regards,
    TRGraphix
  2. TRGraphixx

    TRGraphixx New User

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    btw sorry for my bad english
  3. Nebras

    Nebras New User

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    yes, that is a scammer, not an admin
  4. Roudydogg1

    Roudydogg1 Moderator; Neonheights Co-Owner SteamRep Moderator Friend Community

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  5. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    Just because someone says they're the real Gamertroid (or his alt) doesn't mean they are. Everything you described is a typical "Steam admin" scam. He's just trying to scare you into giving him your items by threatening you with a ban, and he's using Gamertroid's name to look credible.
    Because his accounts keep getting banned for scamming, and he's not really an admin.
  6. Erik

    Erik New User

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    Impersonator scam.