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General DiscussionI just got trade scammed out of £150 worth of dota items

I just got trade scammed out of £150 worth of dota items in General Discussion
lizard queen

    PSA: Dont be a fucking idiot like me. Someone added me and impersonated my friend so well that I handed them over an Axia of Meteria mirana mount and a Vigil Triumph sven sword. Guess I'll never be fooled again now.

    ywn

      u mean u got counterscammed

      lizard queen

        Idk what that means. It was identity fraud basically

        daily dose of dopamine

          How stupid do you have to be to actually get scammed?

          Pale Mannie

            imagine not tagging your trusted friends with nicknames to recognize them instantly

            Pale Mannie

              :laugh:

              lizard queen

                The worst thing is I actually did have an alias on this guys profile AND the phone app told me I only added them like a day before. I literally have no idea how I could be so naive.

                ywn

                  the joke was too high iq i guess

                  lizard queen

                    There was a joke there? Couldnt have been a good one

                    daily dose of dopamine

                      You are a joke

                      Feachairu

                        how does someone copy your friend like that tho,r u sure someone isnt pulling the strings

                        lizard queen

                          They added me a few days ago. I asked them if we had played and they didnt respond and I just went on with my life and forgot i ever even added them. Some time between then and today they changed their profile to match my friend. This afternoon they messaged me a couple times like my friend would, asking some generic stuff like what games I would recommend getting from the store and later they asked me if I wanted to play dota and I declined - later they then asked me if they would be able to burrow a couple items because they wanted to play some dota games with them equipped. It just so happened me and this friend had burrowed eachothers inventories in the past so I didnt even think anything of it. I gave them those two items and only then did I realise this person's profile was private and that my friend would never have a private profile. I just feel so duped honestly they pulled it off so well. I dont know if they had insider knowledge or what but they impersonated my friend really well.

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                          Feachairu

                            i see,that was pretty small convo
                            doesn't really copied your friend that much i guess

                            ♿♿♿

                              daily dose of dopamine

                                I srsly doubt that she got scammed.

                                Feachairu

                                  pls dont bully someone when they're miserable

                                  lizard queen

                                    Cant believe I have to provide evidence that I was scammed but whatever

                                    https://postimg.cc/gallery/2fd4wmyg4/dbe3e34d/

                                    lizard queen

                                      pls dont bully someone when they’re miserable
                                      Thanks for the sentiment but its ok. I just kinda ignore him. Hes a lonely man child who would probably post something along the lines of ‘think I may have hit a nerve’ if I do so much as acknowledge anything he writes. I once protest fed in a game of unranked we played and since then he seems to think its ok to try and troll me whenever he feels like it. Its a pretty depressing existance that he has.

                                      My ping is higher than my...

                                        I don't wanna make you paranoid, but there must be a reason if this person was able to impersonate your friend that well, so much that you couldn't tell the difference. I mean this person must know your friend. This is true especially if your friend has a peculiar and "personal" way of expressing themselves. Idk if it's because I'm particularly observant and perceptive, to not say hyper vigilant, but I think everyone would notice even small differences in the way people close to them talk. In addition to that, what a casualty, this person pretended to be someone you had already swapped inventories with. Idk man this is too suspicious Imo.

                                        lizard queen

                                          No they were just really lucky I think. They have already changed their profile a couple times since this happened. I think they just assess peoples profiles, find who they have played with the most and then impersonate that person and if it doesnt work they move on to someone else.

                                          One True Merchant

                                            Identity fraud is not a joke, guys.
                                            Millions of famillies suffer every year.

                                            daily dose of dopamine

                                              You should've given him the Arcanas aswell. Fuck

                                              Since you're doing givaways, can I have SF Arcana? Thanks <3

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                                              Murranji

                                                Damn sorry to hear that - scammers are scum :(.

                                                Lyfe

                                                  you sound like a idioit if it was a legit scam u just speak to steam get it reverted its all data 1's and 0s they xcan rollback scams and have in the past if it is legit a true scam and tbh its nothing special that mirana mount is garbage i had 2 and the sven sword is ok.

                                                  ETdAWESOME

                                                    I got some beachfront property in Luxembourg to sell you

                                                    ubica

                                                      you could report the scam to steam support, maybe they return your items. I don't think recently traded items can be sold or traded away for a week.

                                                      give me more ruiners to r...

                                                        LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

                                                        Snowball

                                                          Sorry to hear about what happened to you. I know people will say you are dumb to get ripped off over the internet but it isn't true and it happens all the time. Thanks for sharing so we can get a heads up.

                                                          I almost got scammed the other day and even then I felt awful. I really wanted a giftable item and scoured the internet for it. Contacted this level 61 guy and sent friend request, he used another account to contact me (saying this was his trading account). Sold me on some fake verification story and got my password (yeah I guess I'm naive that way). Logged in with access to my account...

                                                          Asked me to send some of my most valueable stuff to my alternate account to prove I could trade.....I thot what the hell..I'm protected by steamguard and I'll just humour him cos I really wanted that item soooo bad. Asked me to approve on the steam guard and luckily there was a warning on my phone that said the person i was sending the items to was a new account and had the same name and profile pic as someone on my friend's list. Thank goodness for that.....

                                                          I terminated the conversation in a civil manner but I still felt awful...

                                                          Feachairu

                                                            yea try reporting to support

                                                            Snowball

                                                              They won't return your items now. It's explicitly stated...and then there's the warning from steam guard as well. Honestly I don't blame them...imagine having to sift thru all the reports...and making a call on which one is legit.

                                                              But they do ban accounts if you can show legitimate proof...which is why the number 1 sign of a scammer is someone who claims he's using a trading account...........

                                                              lizard queen

                                                                I already contacted Steam and they told me their policy is to not give back items that were stolen which is somewhat ridiculous imo. If you can prove items were stolen I dont see why they cant be returned especially as I am a loyal customer who has spent maybe ~600 on dota over the past few years...

                                                                dmt abuser

                                                                  F.

                                                                  ywn

                                                                    L OMEGALUL Y A L C U S T OMEGALUL M E R LULW GOOD ONE LULW

                                                                    keel (loverboy)

                                                                      yo that's fucking ywn
                                                                      ywn
                                                                      where the fuck is your blue star?

                                                                      Midnight Special

                                                                        lol at people who care about dota items

                                                                        lizard queen

                                                                          lol at people who care about dota items
                                                                          Those items have monetary value though??? Its the same as being mugged of £150. Thats money lost.

                                                                          Ayase ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

                                                                            I agree. Some dota 2 cosmetics are so expensive 1 or 2 items value is equivalent to a gaming pc.

                                                                            Midnight Special

                                                                              Those items have monetary value though??? Its the same as being mugged of £150. Thats money lost.

                                                                              do you mean value lost?

                                                                              lizard queen

                                                                                do you mean value lost?
                                                                                Same thing... Can I burrow your dota items since they have no monetary value to you?

                                                                                Midnight Special

                                                                                  ^yes if i do not have to click anything for that purpose :D i am lazy, i do not even have them equipped to heros

                                                                                  Kowareta

                                                                                    @kotato, wow , nice can u give me beastmaster immortal? i will give u back after i reached reasonable mmr, or hero got nerfed! xD

                                                                                    Carry Potter

                                                                                      still getting trade scammed in 2k19 lul

                                                                                      Midnight Special

                                                                                        @kotato, wow , nice can u give me beastmaster immortal? i will give u back after i reached reasonable mmr, or hero got nerfed! xD

                                                                                        do i have bm immortal? cant give what i have not

                                                                                        Kowareta

                                                                                          oh well, im sad now :D

                                                                                          papito bravo

                                                                                            Okay pandaface is on for a war again.
                                                                                            Let's go for permanentvioletes'

                                                                                            (PSA: Dont be a fucking idiot like me. Someone added me and impersonated my friend so well that I handed them over an Axia of Meteria mirana mount and a Vigil Triumph sven sword. Guess I'll never be fooled again now.)

                                                                                            -No one will, only you will, again.

                                                                                            (Idk what that means. It was identity fraud basically)

                                                                                            -That means you got scammed, dummy.

                                                                                            (The worst thing is I actually did have an alias on this guys profile AND the phone app told me I only added them like a day before. I literally have no idea how I could be so naive.)

                                                                                            -How could you possibly think in a normal manner when you're a dummy? You're just dumb, not naive.

                                                                                            (They added me a few days ago. I asked them if we had played and they didnt respond and I just went on with my life and forgot i ever even added them. Some time between then and today they changed their profile to match my friend. This afternoon they messaged me a couple times like my friend would, asking some generic stuff like what games I would recommend getting from the store and later they asked me if I wanted to play dota and I declined - later they then asked me if they would be able to burrow a couple items because they wanted to play some dota games with them equipped. It just so happened me and this friend had burrowed eachothers inventories in the past so I didnt even think anything of it. I gave them those two items and only then did I realise this person's profile was private and that my friend would never have a private profile. I just feel so duped honestly they pulled it off so well. I dont know if they had insider knowledge or what but they impersonated my friend really well.)

                                                                                            -A better drama than The Big Bang Theory.

                                                                                            (Cant believe I have to provide evidence that I was scammed but whatever

                                                                                            https://postimg.cc/gallery/2fd4wmyg4/dbe3e34d/)

                                                                                            -You just got scammed a minute or so by your beloved dotabuff community.

                                                                                            (Thanks for the sentiment but its ok. I just kinda ignore him. Hes a lonely man child who would probably post something along the lines of ‘think I may have hit a nerve’ if I do so much as acknowledge anything he writes. I once protest fed in a game of unranked we played and since then he seems to think its ok to try and troll me whenever he feels like it. Its a pretty depressing existance that he has.)

                                                                                            -You can't ignore me, in fact, you Won't.
                                                                                            -You have completely no evidence that he is actually a he, not a she. And he may be 90, or even the oldest woman in the world.
                                                                                            -existance -> existence

                                                                                            (No they were just really lucky I think. They have already changed their profile a couple times since this happened. I think they just assess peoples profiles, find who they have played with the most and then impersonate that person and if it doesnt work they move on to someone else.)

                                                                                            -Never believe in luck, they're just good at it, while you're not - Pandaface

                                                                                            (I already contacted Steam and they told me their policy is to not give back items that were stolen which is somewhat ridiculous imo. If you can prove items were stolen I dont see why they cant be returned especially as I am a loyal customer who has spent maybe ~600 on dota over the past few years...)

                                                                                            -You are just a bit more ridiculous than Steam.
                                                                                            -It's a policy, say it Loud, P.O.L.I.C.Y, POLICY.
                                                                                            -You're not a loyal dog, you don't bark at people roaming in front of their houses.

                                                                                            (Those items have monetary value though??? Its the same as being mugged of £150. Thats money lost.)

                                                                                            -At least you're not robbed, be grateful that pandaface hasn't even spent a penny and thus, cannot be scammed.

                                                                                            (Same thing... Can I burrow your dota items since they have no monetary value to you?)

                                                                                            -No because you can't even spell right.

                                                                                            lizard queen

                                                                                              Why do you children feel the need to pick some kinda fight as if there is an argument here? Go start a debate club at your middle school instead

                                                                                              Midnight Special

                                                                                                ^teachers are not allowed to start clubs at my school

                                                                                                kid is gone

                                                                                                  damn thats tough to hear, stay strong sis

                                                                                                  kid is gone

                                                                                                    (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHDASDBDBSBASFBASBHSADBJKDBASDSBAJK)

                                                                                                    ywn

                                                                                                      Can I burrow your dota items