1. There is no such thing as a "pending" ban or Steam admin. Anyone threatening your account is a scammer trying to scare you. Read more.

Probably a dumb question but......

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by Bacon Overlord, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Bacon Overlord

    Bacon Overlord Donator - Tier V

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    How does one get "scammed" when the trade won't actually work until both parties hit ready then accept the trade?

    That's something I've been curious about. Unless someone isn't trading something on Steam, like a game card code or something. But, then would that really be a "trade" issue that would require someone get a flag on their trading on Steam? Why not just a ban?

    Just trying to clear this up in my head. Thanks.
  2. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    I ask myself the same thing everyday.... Perhaps you could help yourself by removing all 10 tagged friends you have on your friends list?
  3. Salmon

    Salmon Caution on SteamRep

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    What sort of scams are you talking about? The vast majority of scams are for things outside the trade window. There are some quick switch scams (namely pretending an item is a different wear value) that work because people are too greedy to double check things.

    His list includes someone who is still actively impersonating Penguin, too.
  4. Crystal Nova - lce

    Crystal Nova - lce New User

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    I ask myself the same thing again and again also after my bad day (a guy scammed me last year).
    My mind told me, "greediness" is the answer. Start from now, I always focus on what people send me especially on chat. Some users like to send malicious links to trap newbies or convincing the newbies by offering good items for a lower value items.
  5. Bacon Overlord

    Bacon Overlord Donator - Tier V

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    Nice name there, "horsedick".

    I can't control what the people on my friends list do, sorry.
  6. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

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    But you can control who you have on your friends list....