Steam Any new scam methods you're aware of? & What's your general experience on dealing w/ scammers?

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I was added by 5 scammers this month. One impersonated a valve employee, another accidentally reported me of owning duped items, the other 3 wanted to "sponsor" me. The whole thing is somewhat evolving. What abt you guys?
 

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While i am not too into trading anymore. I do receive friend invites from scammers or just people who have no idea how trading works. I am not aware of any new scam method tho. As i rarely every trade.
 

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Here's where my little buddies go
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I recommend doing the same, so you don't get keep getting friend requests from them.
 

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middle man scams with "valve employees". This has never got me but I think it is a big one to mention.
 

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middle man scams with "valve employees". This has never got me but I think it is a big one to mention.
that's kinda old, but nowadays they use extra fake websites to try and phish you.
 

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There's quite a few more but i ain't here to prove anything

The recent scam attempts that i've came across recently was 2 guys, 1 was a friend who got hacked He told me that he wanted to trade with me but he noticed i was marked as a "Scammer" even though last time i traded was 1 year ago, the other fella told me i was reported for having duped items and i need to contact a valve employee if i don't want to get banned, i went with the flow and kept going as if "oh no i'm in danger!" until he told me to add some guy on discord, seemingly the "Valve Employee" and i just couldn't be bothered anymore so i blocked him.

I don't really get how anyone could be fooled by this but some people do so i'd advice people to not click random links from stranger no matter what, as long as ya don't recognize the link don't click it.
 

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I'm surprised, I haven't even been talked to by a scammer.

That may just be because I have no unusuals, though.
 

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The funniest one i got was of this account which had set itself up to be some e-girl and they added me and after some small talk they asked "whats more important to you, your account or your items". I said account and then 5 mins later they come at me with some photoshopped screenshot of them about to change my password and ask "coöporate or il take your account" and then i just blocked lmao

Im amazed how these people think they can still scam anyone above steam level 20
 

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I've had countless people who add me on Steam and try to scam me out of my account or my items. Some of them had some dialect of Mandarin at the end of their name for whatever reason, others were just plain easy to detect as a scammer.

In the end, they all just get blocked.
 

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I was added by 5 scammers this month. One impersonated a valve employee, another accidentally reported me of owning duped items, the other 3 wanted to "sponsor" me. The whole thing is somewhat evolving. What abt you guys?
Yesterday, I was added by some dude/girl whose trade banned, asking me for free stuff. So ofc I unfriended them because they are trade banned.
 

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Jokes on you guys. But OP is just trying to look for new scamming methods to pull off on it's next victim. (don't take this serious please)
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Once a new case drops, and its price is about 1.00 - 0.80 euro, you will see people on 2fort with binds like "buying new cases, 1 ref each", and they get trades every 15 minutes or so. Speaking out of personal experience as I made an 8 euro profit from doing that during the summer case drops.
 
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