Team Fortress 2
lahnakuningas Apr 7, 2014 @ 4:58am
How do people get scammed?
I've heard many stories (from reddit, tf2r, etc) how people get scammed unusuals and stuff and I've been wondering how they can even let this happen. I mean, you don't tell your password to anyone, don't you? Should I be worried because last week I got my first unusual and now "I'm a target"? I understand those situations where someone wants to buy your unusual by paying via paypal, and then don't pay it. That's easy I guess. I think someone tried this to me, but he stopped when I said third time I wont sell it. The situation I'm talking about is that when someone logs on your account and trades all your tradeable stuff to his own, or alt. How can this happen? I've met many try phishing links but I think no one is that stupid. So do they really know your password or what?

+Also, if you get scammed and report the scammer, what are the possibilities to get your stuff back?
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(HR) Harmania Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:02am 
For the most part they just try to trick you with obvious phishing links and such.

If you're cautious and don't have an easy to figure out password, you should be safe.
piruk Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:06am 
If you're scammed, valve won't give your items back. If you're hijacked yes.
lahnakuningas Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:21am 
Originally posted by piruk00es:
If you're scammed, valve won't give your items back. If you're hijacked yes.
Sorry this might be a noobish question, but what is the difference between scam and hijacking? :D
jordanyeoh Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:22am 
Even thou most of us won't fall for the phishing links, I'm pretty sure most underaged kiddies would.
piruk Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:25am 
Originally posted by lahnakuningas:
Originally posted by piruk00es:
If you're scammed, valve won't give your items back. If you're hijacked yes.
Sorry this might be a noobish question, but what is the difference between scam and hijacking? :D
scamming would be like quickswitching a nuts n bolts unusual for a burning one. Hijacking is when someone steals your account (such as phishing links) and steals your items.
lahnakuningas Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:36am 
Okay. Thank you very much for help :)
BushElito Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:39am 
Don't do paypal trading unless you are 100% you won't get scammed.
There, problemo salved
John Carry Apr 7, 2014 @ 7:08am 
idk how people get scammed but i can sell you weapons for hats :)
Originally posted by Johnathan Eshel:
idk how people get scammed but i can sell you weapons for hats :)
Dat spam/scam :O
Uh... its pretty easy to avoid scams but some people are new and derpy
Last edited by Archibald Fooster; Apr 7, 2014 @ 7:26am
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE JOHN
GJ-bu|GoLdenOuji Apr 7, 2014 @ 7:35am 
1st : Stupid guy
2nd : Phishing Link
3rd : Paypal
4th : hack ( I don't know if valve will help you )
Geech (Banned) Apr 7, 2014 @ 7:47am 
Most of the stories about getting scammed on here are like the stories about "false VAC bans".

Fake and unbelievable.

"Lol. my sister like logged onto muh accunt and traded away all muh stuff, so dis guy be scammar"

"Like, i unboxed this unusual, ikr so awesome, so then i tried trading it, and some guy said it was cancer tier, and like, he bought it for a max head, but i wanted like 9 buds so that means he is like, totally a scammer and stuffs, like seriously."

However Phishing links are very real, and only the very stupid fall for them.
Spud-Mann Apr 7, 2014 @ 11:00am 
Originally posted by MA☝Omgwtfbbqstfu™:
stuff
This right here.
Though I´d really like to know what is the age distribution when it comes to scammed etc. people. (ofc that is freaking impossible to figure out so it is 100% true) Is it only the teens being young and naive or what?
Unicarn Apr 7, 2014 @ 11:33am 
I've never been sent a phishing link because I'm poor and Irish...
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