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Accepted Report: 76561198802975598 - ([TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

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  1. Dřevák

    Dřevák 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: 76561198802975598

    Victim profile: 76561198048468138

    What happened? Description:
    This user tried to buy my unusual hat for PayPal cash saying that he will go first and use the "Family and friends" payment method, so he can't refund it after agreeing on that. I trusted hin with this process as we used to do some unusual trades some while ago then I helped him with trading in his beginnings. He acted hesitant, which contributed to the seemingly legit vibe of the trade. Then he said that he sent me the money and showed me a screenshot of the payment sent, which looked legit (compared to a legit trade I have done a week earlier). Also an e-mail arrived to my address, which I haven't checked yet by that time. I kept refreshing my PayPal front page to see if the money has arrived, but it hasn't, so I checked the e-mail, which also looked legit at first glance, but it was sent in a different language from mine (my paypal emails always come in Czech) and it was sent from some @gmail.com address, which is the thing that alerted me that this was a scam. I feel bad for the guy, but after doing what he has done, he has to be punished. He also admitted that he scammed a different person before me and that he does some scamming on Discord. All necessary screenshots will be attached below.​

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    All the images were uploaded to the following link: https://imgur.com/a/lo3B7ez

    SteamRep file upload system failed to upload some of the screenshots and didn't allow me to upload all of them due to capacity.​

    [6:17 PM]
    Quorner:
    Scorching Flames Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats
    Buy Scorching Flames Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats, a Team Fortress 2 item on Marketplace.tf.
    https://marketplace.tf/items/tf2/30006;5;u14

    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....650/B9BC5827BAB20BF56A376E6B02526C7656B046A8/

    [6:17 PM]
    Honibear:
    how do i switch to usd?

    [6:18 PM]
    Quorner:
    Scorching Flames Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats Erik B>TF2Keys $139.99

    [6:18 PM]
    Honibear:
    i see

    [6:18 PM]
    Quorner:
    ask your friend to check it
    or smt

    [6:19 PM]
    Honibear:
    I could sell it to you for the marketplace price, cuz I use this one less than the pumpkin moon one

    [6:19 PM]
    Quorner:
    so 130$?

    [6:19 PM]
    Honibear:
    it says 139,99

    [6:20 PM]
    Quorner:
    okay
    whats your paypal

    [6:20 PM]
    Honibear:
    wait, i need to read something about paypal transactions if they are safe

    [6:21 PM]
    Quorner:
    aight
    yuno 24 Oct, 2015 @ 6:34pm Paypal is very safe, provided you are responsible also. Their support page has tons of info on how to avoid scams.The main scam you run into is people asking you to "Send the money as a gift" instead of sending the money as "Payment for goods and services"If you send the money as payment for goods and services, paypal will work on your behalf to refund you if the other party did not provide what you agreed to buy from them. In my experience, NEVER send money as a gift, unless it is, of course, a gift.I exclusively use Paypal and I love it
    Quandarious Gooch 24 Oct, 2015 @ 6:35pm I wouldnt usually send out a paypal link on steam just to be safe. try doing it on other websites and stuff there can be alot of hackers lurking around just waiting for something like this, but you can also be fine. just go over all your security and make sure its all realy hard. and for the best password use caps, numbers, letters, and spetial symbols if available. ex: [email protected] hope this helped :D

    [6:24 PM]
    Honibear:
    so if you send me the money as a gift, you can't refund it?

    [6:24 PM]
    Quorner:
    no opposite
    oh actually
    I don't know
    you might wanna search that up but yeah
    not here to scam or smt

    [6:26 PM]
    Honibear:
    let me discuss it with someone

    [6:26 PM]
    Quorner:
    ye

    [6:27 PM]
    Honibear:
    okay, in order not to be able to refund, you have to send it as "friends and family" payment

    [6:28 PM]
    Quorner:
    okay I will

    [6:29 PM]
    Honibear:
    well, if you agree on that, we can do it like that

    [6:29 PM]
    Quorner:
    I agree

    [6:29 PM]
    Honibear:
    so 140 and fees on you?

    [6:30 PM]
    Quorner:
    family friends doesnt have fees...

    [6:30 PM]
    Honibear:
    really?
    ok
    how will i know if the payment you send me is "friends and family"?

    [6:30 PM]
    Quorner:
    It will be written there

    [6:31 PM]
    Honibear:
    alright
    so you need my email?

    [6:31 PM]
    Quorner:
    your paypal email

    [6:31 PM]
    Honibear:
    [email protected]

    [6:35 PM]
    Quorner:
    Aight

    [6:35 PM]
    Honibear:
    I'll be waiting for it to arrive

    [6:35 PM]
    Quorner:
    Thats not how paypal transactions work
    you need to accept it on your email
    I havent sent it yet
    so um
    can you google it

    [6:36 PM]
    Honibear:
    I've been paid with paypal already
    it just arrives and I see it in my account
    I traded with one person with paypal a week ago

    [6:37 PM]
    Quorner:
    wait
    Hm
    yeah you are right
    for some reason when i got sent the money i needed to confirm it on my email

    [6:39 PM]
    Honibear:
    it's aither instant or takes like 5 minutes with heavy traffic

    [6:39 PM]
    Quorner:
    Aight

    [6:39 PM]
    Honibear:
    maybe you don't have as many safety measures as my account, so they require email confirmation

    [6:39 PM]
    Quorner:
    so let me send you this first
    i guess
    so I will send you money rn and accept this okay?

    [6:41 PM]
    Honibear:
    I'll send the hat when I receive the payment on my paypal acc

    [6:41 PM]
    Quorner:
    accept trade offer i mean
    okay
    do you promise that when I give you the money of 139.99$ on your paypal [email protected] you will send me Unusual Noble Nickel Amassment of Hats scorching flames as a trade offer
    I will take screenshot

    [6:43 PM]
    Honibear:
    yes
    I will take screenshots too

    [6:43 PM]
    Quorner:
    okay
    so
    I am gonna go to my paypal now wait
    okay
    im set

    [6:46 PM]
    Honibear:
    ok, waiting for it to arrive

    [6:46 PM]
    Quorner:
    wait
    i havent sent it yet

    [6:46 PM]
    Honibear:
    oh
    well, I'll be waiting

    [6:46 PM]
    Quorner:
    i am just thinking

    [6:46 PM]
    Honibear:
    okay, take as much time as you need

    [6:46 PM]
    Quorner:
    thanks
    okay
    i took screenshot
    and I am about to send the money

    [6:50 PM]
    Honibear:
    yes
    we should give each other a giant +rep on backpack for this trade

    [6:50 PM]
    Quorner:
    yes
    so
    okay mm
    i am really nervous

    [6:51 PM]
    Honibear:
    i understand
    but you can trust my reputation, I've been logging into people's accounts to share poker night in the past year

    [6:53 PM]
    Quorner:
    okay
    i sent the money

    [6:53 PM]
    Honibear:
    okay, waiting for it to arrive

    [6:53 PM]
    Quorner:
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....070/A2598B39C9C1361ED2EA28CB99D48DAD77DF4E6C/

    Quorner sent you a new trade offerView trade offer
    accept it please
    dont scam

    [6:54 PM]
    Honibear:
    yes i will

    [6:54 PM]
    Quorner:
    please
    i am really nervous

    [6:54 PM]
    Honibear:
    it still hasnt arrived
    dont worry
    when it does, i accept

    [6:54 PM]
    Quorner:
    i sendud
    check ur email or smt
    i sent the money
    why arent you accepting it

    [6:54 PM]
    Honibear:
    bcuz nothing arrived
    have you accepted it or something?
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....209/D3729821CEEA45188A7FD6CABDEDE1C8BE005027/

    [6:55 PM]
    Quorner:
    it takes time to sent it i think
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....356/0C49378E981771113BFCA5871140682DB392F28C/

    Don't see the money in your account?Don't worry -- sometimes it just takes a few minutes for it to show up.

    [6:55 PM]
    Honibear:
    not yet

    [6:56 PM]
    Quorner:
    broooooooooo you arent accepting it

    [6:56 PM]
    Honibear:
    bcuz it hasnt arrived

    [6:56 PM]
    Quorner:
    you have the receipt
    check ur email
    i even sent you sss
    i have to go now
    please accept

    [6:57 PM]
    Honibear:
    wait
    a second
    the email from "paypal" comes from some gmail address that is in no way official paypal
    plus my paypal emails always come in my language
    you tried to scam me, naughty sir
    but holy s✿✿✿ i nearly fell for that
    I'm disappointed
    I remember buying the hard to sell hat from you to help you with trading when you were starting with low tier unusuals :(

    [7:05 PM]
    Quorner:
    Yes
    Im 14 kinda wanna kms after I lost my whole inventories 3 times on gamling

    [7:06 PM]
    Honibear:
    that is sad, but scamming people is not the slution

    [7:07 PM]
    Quorner:
    Bruh this scam

    [7:07 PM]
    Honibear:
    and tf2 inventory isn't something to be depressed about
    I lost my tf2 inventories several times
    and started trading again from zero

    [7:08 PM]
    Quorner:
    Maybe you are right but
    Ive scammed purplepigeon70

    [7:08 PM]
    Honibear:
    how much did you scam him for?

    [7:09 PM]
    Quorner:
    49 keys

    [7:09 PM]
    Honibear:
    oh boy
    the thing is

    [7:09 PM]
    Quorner:
    I will repay him when I become 18

    [7:10 PM]
    Honibear:
    you are saying how sad you are about losing your inventory, but then you do the same thing to somebody instead of trying to be better and trading again
    don'T ever try to scam anyone again
    and don'T ever gamble on any sites
    they are rigged and you will never win

    [7:11 PM]
    Quorner:
    I will trade up to 49 keys
    And give him back

    [7:11 PM]
    Honibear:
    i hope so

    [7:11 PM]
    Quorner:
    Watch me
    Remember this day and I will show u screenshot of me sending him 50 keys

    [7:12 PM]
    Honibear:
    you should probably make a new account for trading tho, because every person you tried to scam reported you, so that's not gonna make trading easy

    [7:12 PM]
    Quorner:
    I will manage it
    Somehow
    As long as I dont get tradebanned
    Which I womt

    [7:13 PM]
    Honibear:
    probably not
    you'll only have negative rep on steamrep and backpack

    [7:13 PM]
    Quorner:
    Naaa
    I know how to go incognito after attempting a scam
    I changed my tradeurl and um that thing
    Where it directs u to profile

    [7:14 PM]
    Honibear:
    that doesn't in no way help you§

    [7:14 PM]
    Quorner:
    But yeah either I will repay him 50 keys or pay him when I grow up 18
    It does
    Lets say
    I blocked u and unfriended u and changed my profile
    So u have no links
    How would u find me

    [7:16 PM]
    Honibear:
    i can still access your profile

    [7:16 PM]
    Quorner:
    How

    [7:16 PM]
    Honibear:
    right click your name in chat and I'M there
    even if yo uchanged it a million times

    [7:16 PM]
    Quorner:
    I usually scam on discord so people dont friend me
    And once we are no friends
    Um you wont have chat icon

    [7:17 PM]
    Honibear:
    what do you mean by "usually" scamming?
    you tried to scam more people?

    [7:17 PM]
    Quorner:
    Bro yes

    [7:17 PM]
    Honibear:
    ah and btw they can see aou at all times in trade history

    [7:17 PM]
    Quorner:
    For like a week ive been scamming
    Ive only scammed one person so i only traded him
    Ive tried to scam others
    But that doesnt matter
    All that matters is um

    [7:19 PM]
    Honibear:
    maybe if you put as much time you put into scamming into trading, you would be on a good way towards recovering your inventory

    [7:19 PM]
    Quorner:
    Yes
    You know whats sad
    I scammed purplepigeon
    And then I got scammed

    [7:20 PM]
    Honibear:
    maybe that's how karma works

    [7:21 PM]
    Quorner:
    Bad karma it should have gave it to the pigeon
    Pigeon should have scammed me
    But ye even if i wanted to scam its basically impossible
    Purplepigeon is like
    Probably not the very smart
    And thats why I fooled him
    How*
    But yeah imma head out now thanks for setting me on the right path
    I wont fail you

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  2. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Thanks - issue is I can't confirm you were ever friends with this exact user by SteamID - all I see is a chat box with a name and profile image. Need to verify this and you can do that with a screenshot of your friend/user activity thru a web browser - when you take this and it shows you adding the user hover your mouse pointer over the users name so it shows the popup of the profile. Make sure you open this in a web browser before doing anything rather than steam client. Take the screenshot and make sure it's Full Screen and make sure steam client URL is enabled, not edited or cropped in any way! Upload HERE…NOT imgur, NOT gyazo or any other 3rd party hosting site!

    Please review this screenshot guide to help you:

    https://forums.steamrep.com/threads/screenshot-guide-requirements.157969/
  3. Dřevák

    Dřevák New User

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    I added this user months ago, I couldn't possibly scroll so far down in Activity tab to take the screeenshot of me adding him. However I took a screenshot containing both the chat box, his profile and the mini-profile if that helps.

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    Quorner Banned on SteamRep

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    OMG boobie admin :):):):):):):):):):) also why you trying to get me banned so hard what are those screenshots where did you learn to photoshop o_O
  5. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Please provide a full screen shot of your Trade Inventory History showing for sure the trade in question(NOT TRADE OFFER!!)- open this with a web browser, move your mouse over the users name in question so it shows up the hypertext popup URL at the bottom of the screen - take the screen shot DO NOT edit it in anyway and upload. Also need a screen shot of your Paypal ACTIVITY (not Summary) for several days beginning with the date before this trade..full screen DO NOT edit this shot in anyway. Upload HERE…NOT imgur, NOT gyazo or any other 3rd party hosting site!

    Also please review this screenshot guide should you require assistance:

    https://forums.steamrep.com/threads/screenshot-guide-requirements.157969/
  6. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Their evidence looks fine, now if you wish to contest this report you are welcome to do so but just posting what you did isn't helping nothing and accusing them of faking screenshots without proof isn't going to get you anywhere either. Best thing to do is if you did in fact do this to admit it and move on.
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    Dřevák New User

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    I don't think the trade history will show you anything, because like I mentioned before, the scam attempt was unsuccessful, because I realized something was off when I saw that the e-mail address which sent me the "paypal money reception" was from some gmail account. However I can provide the PayPal activity in a screenshot below.

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    Dřevák New User

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    By attempting ot lie to a SteamRep admin, I doubt that you actually want to stop scamming like you told me yesterday. You are apparently not taking this seriously.
  9. Quorner

    Quorner Banned on SteamRep

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    Hello, and first of all sorry for calling you, second, I know I am gonna get banned so I am just gonna admit what happened, I tried to scam Honibear out of his unusuals, I tried to use paypal scam method, I failed, before I tried to scam him I went on CSGO discord trading servers and tried to scam people there saying that I would be wanting to buy stuff with paypal but instead I would scam them, this never happened, I never scammed anyone out of their money except for steam user Purplepigeon70: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561199102917226 I mainly added this guy to scam him out of his unusuals which were worth like 21 keys, after I managed to scam this guy I felt bad and wanted to give him his items back which I did, I dont have any evidence of this happening but you can ask Purplepigeon70 about it, after I scammed him of his 21 keys and gave it back, then I came back to scamming because I saw people talk about scamming and how it was easy and all that and at the time I had inventory worth 0 dollars, so after I gave him back his items I thought, hey that was really easy and he is pretty senseless about trading so why dont try that again and this time I scammed him out of his 49 keys inventory worth of unusuals, then I went gambling/got scammed and lost all the stuff I stole from him, after that I went on csgo discord trading servers and tried to scam people but it never worked, I only took items from Purplepigeon70 which I am willing to return to him, I feel really s✿✿✿ about what I did and ruined trust of my good friends which I've known for years, I hope they forgive me, just wanted to get this off my chest, and sorry about my immature reply, I thought emojies looked funny and I wanted to make childish "joke" out of it, I will return all the money back to purplepigeon70, I have him added on friends so no one will get hurt except my reputation.
  10. Quorner

    Quorner Banned on SteamRep

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    I meant to say sorry for calling you boobie admin, just checked my reply again
  11. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    I appreciate you coming clean - when the Op/victim is paid back both of you can confirm this at which I'll final review the report. The admission and paying the user back will go a long way regardless of outcome.
    Now - my other question is have you attempted this and/or succeeded with any other users beside this one? Have you ever done something like this before?
  12. Quorner

    Quorner Banned on SteamRep

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    No never, I just got into scamming like last 2-3 weeks, I only stole items from Purplepigeon70 and no one else, now that I think about it even if I did not fail to scam Honibear I would have gave him him stuff back too.. but yes now I am trying to get items for Purplepigeon70, he said he wanted orbiting planets robin hood hat and silver cyclone snipers stakeout which I promise to give back I just need some time to get those items
  13. Quorner

    Quorner Banned on SteamRep

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    and as I said I tried to scam people over discord but it never really worked, I also added people who had knives to scam them but still didnt work, I also went into csgo deathmatch servers and went to spectate mode to look for players with knives, I would add them and try to scam them but it still never really worked but yes I have tried to scam other people too
  14. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Since purplepigeon70 is the only victim I expect a full payback for whatever that was prior to an appeal. You can read the appeal policy on that section.
    At this stage we know there was an attempt even though there was no scam you tried, you thought it out and even had an email constructed for it.
    I have no choice but to accept the report and issue the tag but I hope you learned your lesson from this.
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