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What kind of scam is this?

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by pBratva | Green Arrow, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. pBratva | Green Arrow

    pBratva | Green Arrow New User

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    So, i got added by a pretty boring/empty account with not much stuff on it, i usually accept friend requests because people for some reason are really happy to collect high level friends.

    Then i woke up to this message:
    "
    [8:23 PM]
    Polaretti:
    hi bro sorry for question this but i need to ask you if you bought this account because i have one friend that tell me he sold her old account and this is the account.
    "

    Now, it's impossible to link an actual Steam account to an actual Steam profile, and my name/profile themselves are uniqu.
    Needless to say, my account is mine, never bought an account, had it for years and never plan on doing any kind of account transaction.

    I am not scared or anything, i am just curious what's the mechanism of the scam, if anyone encountered something similar.

    More so, i just want a confirmation this dude is a scammer so i can waste his time a bit :)
  2. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    I can't tell by what you said alone - if I had to guess they were just feeling around about perhaps buying your account since its 10years old.
    I'd just delete them and ignore them. I do NOT recommend the wasting someones time bit
  3. pBratva | Green Arrow

    pBratva | Green Arrow New User

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    Fair enough, thanks for the reply.