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Massive Increase in Valve Trade Ban

Discussion in 'Discussion Archive' started by ForteSP, Mar 2, 2013.

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  1. ForteSP

    ForteSP New User

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    As many of you have probably noticed, as of late, many high end traders have been getting Valve trade banned, permanently for some reason or another. Is valve starting to crack down on trading with dupers/hijackers/scammers with a 1 and done permaban? Or are there other reasons these traders have been tradebanned?

    I just wanted to start a discussion about this.

    Thanks!
  2. Nero Chinki

    Nero Chinki New User

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    It would be best to ask this to the persons who got these bans, i for one have no idea as to why they are banning people from trading.
  3. ForteSP

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    That's the thing. It's happened to 7 or 8 friends of mine in the past 48 hours and only 1 or 2 even know the reason for their ban. Some were permanently banned, others have an account lock that valve won't undo.

    Are there new trading rules that not everyone may know are a part of Steam's terms of service?
  4. AcesGamer

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    Tell them to stop buying duped crap from og.
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  5. ViRaGisTe

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    Tf2shop.net bots got trade-banned
    Snake Doc also permanently trade banned .. the common issue was that they received some fraudulently purchased items.
    so .. again be aware of whom you're trading with.
  6. ForteSP

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    Well the 2 who I mentioned knew why there were banned bought from a duper. The others have completely no connection to OG. 0 scammer friends, etc. Just straight up random trade ban (from my understanding of the situation).
  7. Oz' dak1ne

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    Did they call for support to ask them about those bans?...I bet they arent banned by mistake but it's still possible, i have been trade banned for 15 days, i asked the support why, they couldn't even answer me as I had no report, no problem etc and they unbanned me the day after.
  8. ForteSP

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    I assume they have. But they haven't responded or the bans would have been removed. But I am certainly more than confused about this issue! But has anyone else noticed an increase in Valve Trade Bans?
  9. DataStorm

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    I think Valve got a issue to settle, and stepped up a bit on the effort vs problematic stuff. They didn't tell any of us anything tho.
  10. You Are The One

    You Are The One SteamRep Admin

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    Stop buying thousands of keys from month old steam accounts with almost no games and no playtime you f✿✿✿s. Just because they are not "listed" a scammer does not mean you should not use common sense. Most of the people being trade ban deserve it just for that.
  11. gukingofheart

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    How many of your friends bought items from paypal?
    Maybe due to the market, they're cracking down on paypal trading?
  12. DataStorm

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    not so much on paypal, but carders seem to have an insurgent, as are hijacks.
  13. gukingofheart

    gukingofheart New User

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    How many of these users had the Tux? Some are saying those who cheated for this item are being banned.
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    They do have Tux, that might be a possibility.
  15. takethepants

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    Highly doubt it. I used the program and I'm not trade banned. It's very easy to get the item. It's like saying people who have gibuses are getting banned. Also, you would have to get gift wrap to trade it and it's not worth anything, so it's not even worth the price of the giftwrap.

    Either they're stepping up enforcement or they have some new fangled algorithms to detect fraud, etc.
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  16. gukingofheart

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    Some of the users lended their steam accounts to others to get those Tux.
    If your scammed by lended your account to someone, then it's possible valve punshined both users.
    I know a legit user who did this as a service..going to check all these accounts.
  17. ForteSP

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    Well I just found out one of the guys who got trade banned got trade banned for ACTUALLY scamming, lol... Well that explains 3 of the 7 or 8 now.
  18. VenGanZa

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    Great news if Valve is acting to remove more undesired players from the game.
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  19. Mrs TS

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    And I for one will have to add.....its about damn time !!!:cool:
  20. ForteSP

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    I personally am not of the opinion that ending up with hijacked hats (whether or not they bought them from the hijacker or ended up with them after 10 people) deserves a permanent trade ban. The way valve is doing trade bans these days, many people can't Purchase Games, Send Gifts, Recieve gifts, etc. It basically renders the account useless.
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