Be careful trading!!!

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  1. Gary Busey

    Gary Busey Administrator Staff Member

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    Just a general reminder about being aware and keeping vigilant about who you trade with. My tf2 backpack is public, and this random guy added me, it's not unheard of, so I accepted. We chatted for a sec to see what he was interested in, and I looked him up at https://backpack.tf. Steamrep verified scammer. This one was easy. They aren't always this clear. Be careful.

    https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198120604018

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  2. lousypirate

    lousypirate Well-Known Forum Member

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    Where would the scam be in the trading part? I've never traded.
     
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    Gary Busey Administrator Staff Member

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    The thing with scammers is, if you even scratch the surface about who they are and their history, it becomes obvious what they are trying to get away with. So look them up on a site like steamrep of backpack.tf.

    Most of the time they offer cash via paypal for an expensive item but you need to trade first. Or sometimes they will offer something reasonable and swap it at the last second.

    But without a doubt the common thread among scammers is urgency. They need to get this trade through NOW, quickly for some reason or another. The real reason is that the quicker they get through with you, the less time you have to realize what is happening. So take your time and do a little background check on the people you're trading with.
     
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    Significant Otter Active Forum Member

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    Thank you for the warning and reminder to those who trade! As a rule I always reject/block random friend requests from people I've never played with before. I'm not sure if they're scammers or just traders, but either way I'm not looking to part with any of my (few) valuable items.
     
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    Dstraktd Adminstigator Staff Member

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    TF2 STDs
     
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    Dstraktd Adminstigator Staff Member

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    Wow, The Wiggles let themselves go a bit.
     
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