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Accepted Report: 76561198027657465 ([TB] Archimedes)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by PwnTang Punch!, May 1, 2012.

  1. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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    STEAM_0:0:33358963
    Victim:

    steamID: PwnTang Punch!
    steamID32: STEAM_0:0:33358963
    steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198026983654
    customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/bunchofnumbers
    steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198026983654


    Scammer:

    steamID: [TB] Archimedes
    steamID32: STEAM_0:1:33695868
    steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198027657465
    customURL:
    steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198027657465


    Screenshots:
    Trade: http://i.imgur.com/c9mXP.jpg
    link: http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/1488846
    *sorry* I didn't screenshot my chats, copy pasted into text docs, here are the pastebin links:
    Saturday Morning/Afternoon: http://pastebin.com/LHuzSgw0
    Saturday (outside group chat): http://pastebin.com/BjLammux
    Saturday (middleman, outside group chat): http://pastebin.com/xx7eZG3Z
    Sunday: http://pastebin.com/kjKC33pD
    Monday (middleman, she unfriended): http://pastebin.com/4hjJRnAk
    Monday: http://pastebin.com/MDp8NGzX
    Tuesday: http://pastebin.com/X1CZ7Whf

    Description:
    Tried to help someone with a first time cash trade and it went sour. Trade was: I give earbuds, they provide $25 + 5 keys + DOTA 2. We used a middleman http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197981353644 to hold the virtual items first. The plan was she would use a credit card to pay a PayPal money request, something I haven't tried and will never try again. Turns out the card wouldn't work. At this point she had to go, so she gave me the card info and I verified the balance. I gave the middleman the green light to exchange the virtual items. I didn't know how to try to transfer the money, so I tried purchasing an Amazon Gift Card for myself, it was denied. Turns out the card wasn't registered in her name which is why neither of us were able to use it. I chatted with her everyday after the failed trade and she seemed willing to work it out and planed on buying a MoneyPak card.
    I think I was very helpful and tried to be accommodating, but today she has accused me of being a scammer and the gift card has zero balance. Since I still had the account info, I verified $25 was spent at the steam store late Saturday night: http://i.imgur.com/AMAmx.jpg
    I do have some PayPal rep on my steam profile and on TF2Outpost http://www.tf2outpost.com/rep/23961
    If nothing comes of this, I at least learned a couple things: screenshot chat boxes and how to turn on a time/date stamp in steam chat.
    Please let me know if I can provide any more information.
    Thank you very much!
  2. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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    Final thought: I genuinely think this person did not intend to scam from the outset, but she misrepresented her ability to pay. After every attempt I made to resolve the situation, she got more distant; private profile then unfriended me. She did state the gift card info was given to her by a friend and who knows who else had access to it. I feel the most damning evidence is that the balance was charged late Saturday night and neither of appeared to realize this until Tuesday. I am still willing to drop all this if she is willing to trade back the virtual items.
    -Thanks
  3. [Ultimate] Zion

    [Ultimate] Zion New User

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    Could you provide screenshots of the trade inventory history as well? Thanks and much appreciated!
  4. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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  5. HelenAngel

    HelenAngel Retired Staff

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    I'm looking into this. I'll contact Suttles today and get more information. Thanks for the report! :)
    Suttles likes this.
  6. Suttles

    Suttles New User

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    Uh? I have nothing to do with this, I just middlemanned. If you are insisting me changing my name is fishy, it's not.

    Anywho, this case is confusing, I'll talk to helen later.
  7. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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    I was not alluding to that in the slightest! I was merely clarifying your steam name as it appeared on my screenshot, when I referred to you as Suttles in my original post.
    You have been very helpful and remained completely arbitrary throughout the situation.
  8. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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    Any updates on this, can I be of any further assistance? Also, was there a plan to contact the alleged scammer? Pardon me for not knowing the details of this process, this is my first report. I've been holding on to the game involved, just in case the other party ever wanted to reverse the trade . . . .

    Thank you.
  9. HelenAngel

    HelenAngel Retired Staff

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    If you could post screenshots of your inventory history showing the trade, that would be great. Sadly, it looks like we will be marking her as a scammer if she doesn't respond soon.
  10. PwnTang Punch!

    PwnTang Punch! New User

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  11. HelenAngel

    HelenAngel Retired Staff

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    Nope, this is all I need. Marking her, and thanks for the report. :)


    *UPDATE- Scammer in question paid back all items. Talked directly to victim. Reducing to Caution, which she may then appeal.
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