you can read my full report with evidence over at steamrep with scresnhots of valve support responses.
I can't link it here or the thread will be closed, of course, an excuse to close the thread is always good.
Neither the guy who sent the phishing link, nor the guy who stole my gifts were punished at all.
Valve simply gave me new copies of games, and the guy gets to keep all of my games+ 4 keys he got from selling one.
Not even a trade ban and item revoke.
I am absolutely shocked. I kept my mouth shut for a few weeks, thinking this takes time, but it definitely looks like there will be no repercussions for this actual, real life crime: theft of credentials and virtual items paid with real world currency.
Anyways, just wanted to put this out in the public, as I don't think this kind of behavior from Valve is acceptable.
I certainly won't be in a rush to put any more money into their pockets.
Yeah, I don't have all the facts. But I do know that Valve does know all the facts from chat logs and trade logs, IP logs, etc. Why would they return my items if they weren't certain of a scam?
people get trade banned for much, much less, so even If I don't have the facts, what can you expect from a phisher whose phishing goes unpunished?
He is gonna keep on doing it.
If that's what you want, by all means, keep closing the thread, there is other media that will generate hits.