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Archived Report: 76561198094990997 - (Twilight Sparkle / [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Sniper Pro, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Sniper Pro

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    Scam Report

    Report Type: [Money] PayPal scam or scam attempt
    Virtual item type involved: [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items

    Accused profile: 76561198094990997 (Twilight Sparkle)

    Victim profile: 76561198059316053

    What happened? Description:
    I had an Outpost Trade (http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/16818279) in which I was selling buds for $36 each. (The buds in that trade are actually 1 of the 2 I sold to him if you check the history.) Proof of the trade below.

    He added me and asked to buy two buds. I asked him for his rep, and the weird thing is, he some pretty decent rep at TF2-Trader (http://tf2-trader.com/index.php?topic=26594.0) so I decided he was trustworthy. He went first as requested, and the trade went through fine. About 2 days later, I received an email from Paypal telling me the payment is being held (see in proof). This seemed odd to me, but I went ahead and sent Paypal the information regarding the trade. Then, today, I got another email telling me the payment was reversed (see in proof). I logged into Paypal, and sure enough, the payment was disputed and reversed.​

    Provide Evidence:
    First email indicating held payment: http://imgur.com/mX2R0Pl

    Second email indicating payment reversal: http://imgur.com/5HuU7Fx

    Proof of trade (note: the random Dota 2 crate was put in there to test if the trade window was actually functioning. As you probably know, the Steam trading servers have been a bit wonky over the last week or so.): http://imgur.com/at6DBKP

    Official payment reversal on Paypal: http://imgur.com/g3WE34P

    Unfortunately I don't have the actual agreement in chat, but I think there is enough evidence here to show that he was indeed purchasing the buds for the exact value I posted on my Outpost trade.

    He also blocked me after this whole thing happened, which I don't see a reason for unless he didn't want me to get in contact with him.​
  2. Sniper Pro

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    I apologize about the links for the pictures, I realized after the fact I needed to upload it straight from my computer. Here are the pictures in the same order as the links above:

    I apologize for the inconvenience. :(

    Attached Files:

  3. MIU

    MIU New User

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    I traded with this guy as well. Sadly, I closed the chat window as the chat history are not available, thats all I got here. I hope he is being judged, appreciated!
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  5. nX.spinefarm™

    nX.spinefarm™ New User

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    This guy is using stolen PayPal's. I have a chargeback of $370 cause of him. Hopefully,PayPal will resolve this.
  6. Mattie!

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    PayPal rep less than 90 days is not true rep for cash transactions. :( People need to be wary of risking money with someone with such sudden/new rep due to chargeback risk.

    Thanks for the report. I've marked the accused-- I'm leaving this thread open for further reports if more of them come in.
  7. Sniper Pro

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    Yeah it just occurred to me how recent all of his rep was. What really hit home was someone else commented on one of his Outpost trades asking why he was charged back. I pretty much knew then I was in for it. :/
  8. nX.spinefarm™

    nX.spinefarm™ New User

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    The problem is that this isn't his main account and he is deffinetly a russian. He does have 2 big russian traders that can be his main accounts.
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    Since he's using a stolen Paypal account, will Paypal make any action to help the people he scammed? Or does it still fall into the category of virtual goods that don't have buyer's insurance?
  10. Sniper Pro

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    New Info: I think this Twilight might be an Alt account of this guy:
    | steamname: FanTomAS|ДР
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:19706460
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197999678649
    | customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/originalfantomas
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197999678649

    I looked over the profiles and I noticed that many of the buds that went to Twilight then went to this guy. Of course this isn't conclusive, but it seems suspicious, especially since others on this thread have claimed Twilight is Russian.

    http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/16923828
    http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/16923345
    http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/16922596

    All of the buds in these trades went directly from Twilight to the second guy, and the account's BP has nothing but pure. It appears he's scamming the buds, sending them to the second (more reputable account), and selling those legitimately through Paypal.
  11. FanTomAC

    FanTomAC New User

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    not my alt. bought buds from him via QIWI
    do u need screens?
  12. nX.spinefarm™

    nX.spinefarm™ New User

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    At least one good news for me. The chargeback was declined and I'm ok with my money (phew)
  13. Sniper Pro

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    I'm not saying for sure that you're in charge of these accounts, but I've had 4 different people who added me over the last few days looking to buy buds and all of them have had you on their friends list. And none of them have any rep. It just seems a little suspicious.
  14. FanTomAC

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    hm, yea, u right, this is not looking good, but i have 400+ friends, and some of them use 2 (or more) accs, hard to say which of them are scammers. ok, still can give screens any time u want.
  15. Enstage

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    @Sniper Pro do you still have access to a lot of the required evidence? Are you able to provide the required evidence (uncropped / unedited / inventory history from 1 day before until 7 days after / any further details from PayPal in reference to the payment hold).
  16. Sniper Pro

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    Unfortunately, as this was 4 years ago now, I don't have any of the evidence (chatlog, screenshots, etc.). I can try to find the transaction in my PayPal history if that's worth getting, but I'm guessing without any trade agreement evidence there's not much you can do with this.
  17. Enstage

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    Hello,

    Thanks for getting back to me -- yes we do require the chat, I will archive this.

    Thanks.