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Sephiroth Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:07am
The user Valhalla in this group scammed me
His profile: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198146147354
Profile image: https://gyazo.com/ba7701eab9c0c54f4c728f9ce2f11d7e

His barter.vg: https://barter.vg/u/4cd5/


Deleted comment on my profile: https://gyazo.com/e8f36fcb5e5bac0d590ab8fe00ee4734


chat history:
https://gyazo.com/ec4c4eb92282b99afbbac6b83fb718cd
https://gyazo.com/bca603e0db0761fc1d531dc97652182b

I wasn't sure how Barter worked as I have never used it only heard of it
The user Valhalla in this group scammed me for 3 games and removed me & blocked communication.

Please don't trade with him and ban him from the group/Barter
Last edited by Sephiroth; Jun 18, 2019 @ 3:23pm
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Alexandra Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:28am 
If the trade did not occur through Barter.vg, it is difficult for us to investigate and take action on any situation that results in a loss of items.

To help prevent further loss of items, you should only conduct trades where there has been a prior agreement with the other party within a neutral venue that conducts reputation tracking, like Barter.vg, SteamTrades, /r/SteamGameSwap, or /r/IndieGameSwap.
Sephiroth Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:31am 
His account now has the games activated, and with the evidence it's pretty clear but alright
Estilico Jun 18, 2019 @ 1:14pm 
Hopefully this will be investigated, since he is a barter.vg user.
Sephiroth Jun 18, 2019 @ 1:52pm 
My friend told me after he's a bit of a popular scammer on SteamTrades, his main account is shut down but has an alt which people have called him out for being Valhalla.

I really hope it's investigated, Steam wont do anything but at the least his barter.vg is hopefully banned
brake Jun 18, 2019 @ 3:09pm 
Sad to see that you have been scammed in such a way. And even though a trade didn't happen through Barter, the person claims they added you from there.

It's good that you made screenshots. I would also suggest you to make full uncropped screenshots in the future ( while hiding any sensitive information you may have, including any game keys and even gift links, as in your case, so please do it now ).

Also it would be great if the first (preferably ) screenshot includes the profile of the accused person ( even if you don't have them as friends, but your chat with them is still open ) - meaning it shows their profile link after you click their name in chat etc. as an additional proof.

I learned to make screenshots of everything possible, even if it doesn't seem as necessary at the time.

If you can provide/find any other evidence from other people or sites and provide them here I think it will be much more possible for Barter admins to help you and ban the person if they are really guilty.

Also make sure you have an actual accepted offer on Barter ( whether you accepted someone's offer or someone accepted yours ) and then proceed with trading them. You can also set your Barter offer preference to be added, after offer has been accepted by you.
Last edited by brake; Jun 18, 2019 @ 3:15pm
Sephiroth Jun 18, 2019 @ 3:19pm 
Thanks for the info
I've updated the links

Without meaning to slate barter.vg, it's not the easiest site to browse and understand at first glance, I'll be looking more into it
acci001 Jun 19, 2019 @ 2:34am 
Even if the fact is very sad, I find that you made it very easy for him too. To give him directly all three games and to be impressed by a screenshot and an unknown platform.

12 days ago I have already blocked him anyway because of his offer[barter.vg] (and his current statistics). I guess nobody don't do much wrong with it.

There will be a reason why he no longer has an account on steamtrades. That now after 3 hours "a friend" can deliver the reason for it, is not only late, but gives likewise a reason for certain doubts.

As an extremely naive artist, one should no longer be on the move with such information or speculations.

It was great that you told us about the scam, really! But nothing more is needed. It's already difficult to decide between head shaking and pity.

Who is so capable in his evidence delivery, something like this should not actually happen to yourself. Obviously you knew what really mattered for a trade.

That's why I decided for head shaking. ;)
Sephiroth Jun 19, 2019 @ 2:48am 
I honestly never get scammed, I just went with it this once and it happened to go wrong; I was a little too trusting

I'm over it to be honest, the games weren't worth much and Portal 2 will *hopefully* be on sale in two weeks during the summer sale!

I doubt anything will happen to him so no point dwelling on it
:cleanseal:

acci001 Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:02am 
SteamTrades shows that you are registered there for 5 years.
Just this part[i.imgur.com] of the conversation should have made you think.

Where is the provided function to delete your SteamTrades Account yourself? (!)
Sephiroth Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:14am 
I registered and then never ended up using the site until recently, I was unaware if it was possible or not to delete/unlink a SteamTrades account
acci001 Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:25am 
Originally posted by Sephiroth:
I registered and then never ended up using the site until recently, [...]

Why do I feel so kidded right now[i.imgur.com]?

Once more ...

Originally posted by acci001:
It was great that you told us about the scam, really! But nothing more is needed. [...]
Last edited by acci001; Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:29am
Sephiroth Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:28am 
I'm sorry I don't really understand what you're getting at, I did mention above I am over it :happy_creep:
brake Jun 19, 2019 @ 4:48am 
Originally posted by Sephiroth:
Thanks for the info
I've updated the links

Without meaning to slate barter.vg, it's not the easiest site to browse and understand at first glance, I'll be looking more into it
You're welcome!

I understand your frustration. Barter indeed looks difficult to use at first sight, even though you don't really need to use or know all of its features, in order to do a basic trade.

But in short ( if haven't figured it out already ) Barter has filters, that depending on how you set your preferences from under your Barter profile (whether you want wishlist games only, or only games with cards etc ) it will match you with other people based on your and their preferences. So it will be easier to send offers, rather than going around and searching from post to post.

In any ways, you can always ask here and people will be happy to explain any Barter feature you are confused with.

As for what happened - I am sure you learned your lesson to try and make a better judgement. Shit happens. Can't turn back time - some people find it hard to trust others and some are more easily deceived.

Hopefully the person gets banned, rather than deceiving another Barter user.
Last edited by brake; Jun 19, 2019 @ 4:50am
Seemannsdämlack Jun 19, 2019 @ 4:58am 
Originally posted by acci001:
Where is the provided function to delete your SteamTrades Account yourself? (!)

That was added in course of the GDPR compliance a year ago, linked on the privacy policy page.
acci001 Jun 19, 2019 @ 5:17am 
Originally posted by Seemannsdämlack:
Originally posted by acci001:
Where is the provided function to delete your SteamTrades Account yourself? (!)

That was added in course of the GDPR compliance a year ago, linked on the privacy policy page.

Found it[www.steamtrades.com] ... thank you for the hint and the answer to my question. :)

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Nevertheless:
It still doesn't change the doubts that arise. Anyone who has something to hide should give cause for caution.





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