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sefx_braveheart Jan 28, 2013 @ 4:26am
Beware "Friends" asking you for games!
Due to own generous nature, A "friend" asked me to help get him some games. He seemed an OK guy and he did promise to return the favour. Then he asked again and i obliged. Then he begged for more. Again I obliged. Mug? i hear you say. I thought he was a decent bloke. It seemed that whenever i was on, he would say Hi or leave messages. Sometimes I saw them, sometimes I didn't. He then said that I was ignoring him and would delete me as a friend. I pointed out how helpful I'd been and thought his behaviour strange. He didn't delete me but I think I've been banned from his server.
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sefx_braveheart Jan 28, 2013 @ 4:30am 
Something tells me that it's either his guilty conscience of an unwilling ness to return the favour [pity cos hitman absolution is out!]. So, presently he's into me for about £60. I think he hasn't deleted me as he is waiting for me to ask. Interesting psychology to all this.
So, Here's for the naming and shaming......FROSTY BONZ...... is his steam identity. Beware.This guy never had any intention of paying back. Also, he was abusive and high maintenance. The funny thing is, he thinks I'll miss him.

I think Steam has a duty of care to protect people from those who invariably abuse the system then hide behind the system. On his page there were a few people who had obviously been banned. He takes the moral high ground - he can't in this instance. He has behaved abominally. Ultimately, it was I who did as he asked - one born every day. It's be interesting to find out who many games have been bought by him by other Steam users - there must be a record. I've asked Steam to look into it.
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Uberwatch Jan 28, 2013 @ 10:37am 
That guy was your friend but he got hacked and told you false info. MY steam account was once hacked and someone was on it and told people to click this and last. Lost trust in a few of my friends during a recovery from steam support.
sefx_braveheart Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:32am 
i dont think so. he's very computer literate. He has spoken about the favours i did him, always with the intention of paying back at christmas, he said. In Person, I could hear his voice!! I thought I'd be the last person, ever, that'd be scammed. Guess it can happen to any of us. I thought we had a code of conduct between gamers. Only the kids played up. This guy is a server admin.
spat55 Jan 30, 2013 @ 5:06am 
simple, if you don't know the person for real then dont give them anything! Your fault for being so gualable
sefx_braveheart Feb 3, 2013 @ 10:13am 
didn't i mention that i was too trusting in the original poast! Perhaps you wanted to point out the obvious. This isn't about pity, this is about Naming and Shaming. FROSTY BONZ is the culprit - very nasty individual - Beware. I was trying to warn others.
~XVI~ Ravenknight Feb 9, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Valve is under no obligation to protect you from yourself. He asked, you obliged. Perhaps you've heard the saying "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"? You've been taken advantage of. You have my sympathies but it may be best to simply face it and learn well the lessons found therein.
sefx_braveheart Feb 10, 2013 @ 6:42am 
I know how stupid I was. I'm normally rather ungullible which makes the point harder. FROSTY BONZ is someone who got past my guard after playing online with him over a long space of time. Obviously Valve has no obligation, but when it's poiinted out that some peopple are using STEAM to abuse others, it's not unreasonable to ask that they are suspended/removed. I've asked Steam to do that. This is simply a warning to others. Can further comments not be from a well-meaning smart-@@@@.
XxistenzZ Sep 16, 2013 @ 7:46am 
sefx_braveheart, i know ur situation and i agree he needs to be taught a lesson. i have read all comments and am not shwing him pitty but i do feel sorry for you. if u could add me as a friend so we can talk more privately that would b great. and no i wont be asking for games. if anything i only buy games for my partner and accept games from her only. you should even post him and what he has done in my discussion - Name and Shame undersirable players (link http://steamcommunity.com/app/500/discussions/0/864979008660430468/ )
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XxistenzZ Sep 17, 2013 @ 6:30am 
even if they change their profile name it can still be searched n they can be found because steam shows the history of all their usernames they have had

Originally posted by Mindjacker:
You can change your profile name on Steam in a very short time, you can also ovewright the older ones so only the last ten show. I don't see how naming and shaming will help as they can just change their profile quickly in about a hour or so and cover their tracks even on a open profile.
blixa Sep 17, 2013 @ 7:04am 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL i had that guy on my list for years and all he did was ask me for games because that is what "friends do". all of the instances he's asked me, i rejected him profusely and yet he comes back. i even confronted to him about it that the only time he ever really talks to me, is not because he wants to play games together, but to beg for games and he denied the accusation. guy has some issues, what can i say.
sefx_braveheart Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:29am 
then Blixa, I know exactly what you mean. I'm not a gullible person but he charmed me into it! I did it in good faith and he promised to return the favour. From what you've said, he is doing this to a lot of people. The steam ID is used - it doesn't matter what you call yourself - change your name and the steam id remains the same. This guy uses other people on the system to pay for his folly. Smart really!
Andrade-IV Sep 18, 2013 @ 10:38am 
Never gift games to strangers...munch less to peoples who beg for it...
ghoul Sep 18, 2013 @ 12:35pm 
Originally posted by Andrade-IV:
Never gift games to strangers...munch less to peoples who beg for it...

There's a difference between a stranger and a person you game with for years who pretend to be your friend with one ulterior motive of taking advantage of you.
Andrade-IV Sep 18, 2013 @ 2:30pm 
[quote There's a difference between a stranger and a person you game with for years who pretend to be your friend with one ulterior motive of taking advantage of you. [/quote] Well, a stranger can be a people who you don´t know in person...Many of us have a list of "friends" who never have contact...only are "friends" in steam bu

There's a difference between a stranger and a person you game with for years who pretend to be your friend with one ulterior motive of taking advantage of you. [/quote]

Well, a stranger can be a people who you don´t know in person...Many of us have a list of "friends" who never have contact...only are "friends" in steam but not even live in the same country.
Many years ago, we only can play videogames with our family and neighbors...real friends.
excuseme for my poor english by the way...
sefx_braveheart Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:34am 
I do understand what you are saying Andrade but plibt also has a point. You expect to be treated with the same dignity and respect that you would accord others. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. On Steam, there are good and bad people - the same as in every other walk of life.
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