Scam Report Report Type: [Money] PayPal scam or scam attempt Virtual item type involved: [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items Accused profile: 76561198081399403 Victim profile: 76561198002229482 What happened? Description: I'm brokering a Burning Flames Law for a friend that unboxed it. Pretty expensive and rare, so I've attracted some big traders. Tooth Fairy came to me and offered $3100 for it. I've seen him around a lot, he's done a ton of trading and PayPal transactions. And he has a lot to lose (his backpack is worth way more than the Law), so I trusted him. It wasn't far from our buyout and we (Davito (the owner of the hat) and I) decided to take the offer. He said he needed to wait a few days to make sure his funds get in. So fast forward to today. I'm at work and Steam happened to be open on my phone and he messages me saying he has the money. I express my happiness and gave him my Paypal email. He says he needs 30 minutes. I was confused but said ok. I was at work and very busy, but at the same time, I was pumped to get this trade done. 30 minutes passes and he comes back, asks for my Paypal email, and to confirm in chat that the deal was $3100 for a Burning Flames Law. Good to go. Some time goes by and he says he sends the money. I go to PayPal, nothing in my balance and I relay that to him. He posts a screenshot of it saying he sent the money. Looked legit but still no money sent. A lot of time goes by and I ask him to click on the transaction and take a screenshot of that, because something just wasn't right. Then he says for me to wait 5 minutes. Then the screenshot comes and it looks legit but in the "Sent To" part, my last name is misspelled with my email showing the correct email. I didn't know how the heck that was possible. He said it didn't matter but I told him it did. It's automated for PayPal to display the account name associated with the email. I've been using PayPal since 2009. That has never happened (displaying my last name wrong). More time goes by and he keeps telling me not to worry, it happens, etc etc. He messages me if I'm there and I tell him that I was in the process of sending an email to PayPal and that I was going to call them. He tells me to wait and asks that I keep what he says next private. Now I'm really pissed and concerned. He says he's recently been having a rough time financially and he thought this was a quick way to make money. Goes on saying he was sickened about what he was planning to do in desperate times and for me to send a trade offer back for my items. Now all of that didn't immediately click in my head. He explains that he was going to keep the Law and run because he needed money. Thankfully, I was able to get the Burning Law back and he repeatedly apologized. Now, I'm very relieved that he snapped out of it and gave it back. But at the same time.....what the hell. After talking with another admin, the PayPal screenshots seemed weirder. As in shopped. There's no way for it to display my info like that with my last name misspelled. I thought he just sent the money, took a screenshot of it, then canceled. But I would've had a notification on my end. Which lead me to believe that's why he took so long when I asked for a screenshot. So I was told he could have inspected the page source, edited the text, saved as a document, and reuploaded. Premeditated stuff like that is just wrong, IF that's the case. Provide Evidence: I've uploaded screenshots of: our initial agreement for a trade, deal confirmation of $3100 for a Burning Law, me trading him the Burning Law, screenshots of his supposed sent payment of $3100, and his confession of planning to scam me.