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Accepted Report: 76561198096521843 - (Taco Sword / [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Nigel Pls, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Nigel Pls

    Nigel Pls New User

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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: 76561198096521843 (Taco Sword)

    Victim profile: 76561198064941452

    What happened? Description:
    This user added me to pay $215 for my Demonflame Fr-O. I proceed to question his trading habits and his account details (which upon first glance seemed to check out), but I didn't notice he had slipped me a false sourceop link. His account seemed somewhat convincing, though his English was of a variable quality. I went first foolishly, and he never sent any cash - I tried to appeal to him afterwards, but I could not get to him; perhaps he had removed me as a friend. I had asked to use a middleman, but being inexperienced with cash trading, he scared me away from that option.

    Having followed him into a trade server, he was kicked for being AFK. His IP stated that he was from Mongolia, Ulanbaatar as opposed to Alaska where his steam page said he was from.

    I do not know who he is, and after looking into it, it appears he was impersonating another user. He has a plethora of high-value items on his account; I fear that I may not be the first person he has scammed. I hope that you can look into this.

    Note: I have reformatted my report upon the request of a community volunteer.​

    Provide Evidence:
    Text of Conversation:
    http://textdump.net/read/3605/

    Backpack.tf Profile
    http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198096521843
    He's acknowledged the trade and the hat, but refuses to speak to me through Steam.

    http://backpack.tf/id/76561198096521843?time=1386316800
    http://backpack.tf/id/76561198096521843

    He's moved his hats into an alternate account most likely. The Unusual Hat I traded to him is by a backpack.tf estimate the only one in the world.

    Item history:
    http://backpack.tf/item/2042398897

    Attached Files:

  2. Nothingz

    Nothingz New User

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    have to agree, this guy added me too willing to buy my chiroptera tyrants for my B/O, told me almost same things he told to you, hes not going first because "huge rep" when i asked him to buy me the buds or use a middleman he stopped answering me, weird because he has a SR middleman into friends list, i didnt went first and i still have my hat, i saw he bought 3 hats yesterday in less than 2 hours, today they became 2 max's heads, check his backpack.tf, this may be an account stealer
  3. Nothingz

    Nothingz New User

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    Update, was looking to his items in BP.tf when the max's heads have both disappeared
  4. Nigel Pls

    Nigel Pls New User

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    Yep, I was looking at his bp.tf when all the hats dissappeared. The Max's dissappearing is quite suspect too now. Maybe they're on the steam market?
  5. Nothingz

    Nothingz New User

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    Im afraid to say this, but those may have been quicksold for real money, only chance is to mark his account and deny any future scam
  6. Nigel Pls

    Nigel Pls New User

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    I was expecting this, so its alright. I just hope this a✿✿✿✿✿✿ and people like him will get stopped.
  7. iPawnUtwice™

    iPawnUtwice™ New User

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    Hey there Nothingz, It would be more faster for the scammer to be marked as Scammer if you can make your own report. Here's some of the quote from one of the admins :

    Also, here's the link to thread to start making your own report :

    http://forums.steamrep.com/threads/...-look-at-acceptable-format-before-posting.51/
  8. Nothingz

    Nothingz New User

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    i dont think i can make a report since 1: i didnt went first, that makes it only a scam attempt on me 2: i didnt take a screenshot since the guy looked clean, i just kept checking his rep waiting if something was wrong, when i saw this it was already too late because steam cleaned up the chat i had with him, making it impossible to get back, i did however report him via steam hoping he gets a trade ban... cant do more i think
  9. iPawnUtwice™

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    But preventing him to scam other people's item is a job for all of us. It depends on you if you wanted to do the report or not. I'm here just to assist if someone needed help.

    Sorry and thanks in advance ! :)
  10. Nothingz

    Nothingz New User

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    dont worry, but from now on i will be doing a screenshot for every guy asking for my stuff and payin cash via paypal...
    iPawnUtwice™ likes this.
  11. Bluedemon

    Bluedemon Retired Staff

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