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YNW | Ryland Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:04pm
i was scammed out of my entire inventory on CSGO
I was scammed by someone stating they were an admin and I have lost my entire inventory. Over $1000. They changed my name and password and took all of my inventory. I was able to report them and now they are banned but I don't have any of my inventory for CSGO and steam won't get the items back for me. If they are banned shouldn't it be easy to get those items from that users inventory and reverse the trade back to me? I am at a loss of what to do. Anyone got any help ideas they can help me? This started happening at 3:30 this morning and went on all day long.
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Zekiran Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:07pm 
You will not get your items back. YOU gave them away.

You need to do a little research on how to keep your account safe and secure.

The first thing is: stop going off steam to do any trading. I see plenty of scam site urls in your name history. Don't do that.
Last edited by Zekiran; Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:08pm
ShelLuser Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:08pm 
Nothing you can do. Trades are final, it says so everywhere, and that's not a rule Steam can go back on "just because".
YNW | Ryland Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:11pm 
but they changed my name and password
SpunkyJones Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:13pm 
Originally posted by Clueless Echo:
but they changed my name and password

You gave away your info, probably to one of those sites your advertising.
LimminL Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:16pm 
{LINK REMOVED}

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com
See the auto link removals? that means that steam is trying to stop you from going to those sites. They do this for a reason.
Unfortunately, you'll have to learn from this mistake, as items are almost never reinstated by Valve.
:isitcoffee:
Last edited by LimminL; Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:21pm
BigD (Banned) Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:18pm 
Totally your fault for using AND advertising those scam sites in you user names. GJ.

Everything is gone forever.
YNW | Ryland Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:19pm 
i'm just a kid, and now i know, but I am out of everything.
8ullfrog Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:19pm 
Okay, this is worse than a bad trade, they had account access.

~ From Tito Shivan
-There's no such thing as Steam Admins.
-There's no such thing as duped items.
-There's no such things as pending bans.
-Steam Staff will NEVER ask you to handle items.
-Steam staff will Never contact you through chat or profile comments

Please report and block those users through their profile.

~ From cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
All steps...

Scan for malware. https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Deauthorize all devices https://store.steampowered.com/twofactor/manage

Change your password on a secure device.

Generate new back up codes. https://store.steampowered.com/twofactor/manage

Revoke the api key https://steamcommunity.com/dev/apikey

Make sure you follow these instructions TO THE LETTER or this will keep happening to you. And do not give out Passwords or Steam Guard Codes TO ANYONE. Steam/Valve Employees will NEVER ask for that information and NEVER threaten to ban you.



YNW | Ryland Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:26pm 
yes they threatened to ban me. i had them banned.
Not Sure Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:31pm 
https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

"You are responsible for the confidentiality of your login and password and for the security of your computer system. Valve is not responsible for the use of your password and Account or for all of the communication and activity on Steam that results from use of your login name and password by you, or by any person to whom you may have intentionally or by negligence disclosed your login and/or password in violation of this confidentiality provision. Unless it results from Valve’s negligence or fault, Valve is not responsible for the use of your Account by a person who fraudulently used your login and password without your permission."

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9958-MJDG-3003

"Steam Support does not restore items that have left accounts for any reason, including trades, market transactions, deletions, or gifting.

It is your responsibility to secure your Steam account.

...

Steam Support will no longer restore lost items.
"

You lost control of your account. It was your responsibility to keep your account secure and you failed. Steam Support will not restore your items. It is their policy to specifically not do that.
LimminL Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by Gloriousbees:
A good way to not get scammed is to not be an idiot
He made a mistake and has paid for it dearly. I very much doubt he will do it again. No need for name calling.
:isitcoffee:
8ullfrog Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:38pm 
I usually don't bother with what Toast said, but that is some good stuff you've got there Toast.
Crimson Hog Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:40pm 
Originally posted by Clueless Echo:
i'm just a kid, and now i know, but I am out of everything.
Learn on your mistakes
8ullfrog Jul 15, 2019 @ 7:42pm 
alright Father O’Malley’O’Connell’O’Carroll’O’Reilly’O’Brien’O’Sullivan (who is also Italian)

I think he gets it, spare him the sermon.
Gloriousbees Jul 15, 2019 @ 8:04pm 
Originally posted by Clueless Echo:
Originally posted by Gloriousbees:
A good way to not get scammed is to not be an idiot
ok this is his mother and this comment is not called for! HE is a kid and was taken advantage of. Its really sad. He's not an idiot.
lole ok dude
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