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Should I report a user that doesn't want to use a verified middleman?

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by UmaLPZ, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. UmaLPZ

    UmaLPZ New User

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    I was added by a possible scammer. I asked if they wanted to use a middleman from r/Dota2trade or steamrep and they said no. They said they don't trust any middlman and want to make the trade just between us.

    They haven't scammed me or anything but this feels like a reason to report them. I'm just not sure if it is worth it.
  2. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    If someone doesn't wish to use a middleman that doesn't mean they are a scammer and certainly not a reason to report someone.
    The report you made shortly after this post is however a completely different situation that is under review.
  3. UmaLPZ

    UmaLPZ New User

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    Okay just checking if I had to do anything about it.
  4. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    The important point of a middleman is they're a trusted third party that both parties are comfortable with and mutually agree to solicit service from. If someone doesn't feel comfortable using one, then that's their right. Simply refusing to use a middleman doesn't make anyone a scammer.
  5. UmaLPZ

    UmaLPZ New User

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    It looks like the user never removed me or anything and today they started talking to me again as if we never talked.
    They asked if I wanted to buy their inventory for $400. I checked their inventory and they only had about $100 worth of stuff. I mention that and they said all the items are in their second account. I asked for a link to their second account and received no answer.
    About two hours later they answered me saying they didn't know me and don't trade with random people from steam. I mentioned they wanted me to buy their inventory along with a screenshot of the conversation. They said they would sell me a courier for $570. I said I wanted their inventory like we previously discussed and they said it would be $600 for everything.

    None of it made any sense. It all just seems so sketchy but I wasn't scammed or anything. I'm pretty sure they are a scammer because they kept telling me to go first on the trade but had no idea what were trading. I'm afraid someone might actually get scammed by them.

    Is there anything I can do here? Again, I wasn't scammed or anything. It just feels like they will scam someone eventually with this.
  6. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    @UmaLPZ We try to stress that you take caution and avoid warning signs like those described. But simply acting suspicious isn't sufficient to modify someone's reputation.