Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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How to avoid being scammed in CS:GO
By TRPL and 1 collaborators
I am noticing that scammers are making this as their favourite so they can make themselves look legitimate. I am no way apart of any scamming community, nor do I ever support scamming. I am not responsible for any scams taken place, obviously.


Did you get scammed, or are you scared of getting scammed? This guide will help you avoid those shady scammers.

This is going to be updated one a week
Short brief of scamming
Scams are a dishonest scheme, that is set up to take anything off you and get nothing or the item you didn't want. These kind of people normally target people who aren't aware of scams in CSGO, this post will be talking about types of scams and how to avoid them.
Fake Phishing Links
Fake phishing links are links that when you click on them, they will either log your IP or download a rat onto your PC and get control by the scammer. Which leads to him having full access to your steam account.

To avoid this, never click on any link that someone sends to you. If you do accidentially click on one, turn on your anti - virus scanner and make sure that the rat gets deleted. Another way is to have Mobile Authenticator on your phone, so even if he does get your password he can't log in unless he has yor mobile authenticator.
Trading Outside Scam
This scam is when the scammer is offering to give you something outside CS:GO for your items. He will ask for you to go first (send the items to him before he sends the thing you want) and when you do, he will block you and run off with your items.

To avoid this, ask him to go first. If he calls you a scammer and doesn't trust you, end the trade. He will bait you into giving your items to him first anyway.
He claims he has the item but doesn't.
This scam is when the scammer claims to have the items that you want, but apparantly cant trade it because of some bad excuse. When you do put in your items, he will block you and run off with your items.

To avoid this, before trading look at his inventory to see if he does indeed have your item, if he doesn't do not do the trade with him.
Verifying items
This is when a scammer pretends to be a valve employee, asking the user to give them their items so he can "verify that it isn't a bugged item" or else you will get a "trading ban".

Bugged items do not exist, and "verifying" them is a way for the scammer to get your items.

To avoid this, make sure to check the user's steam profile has the badge "Valve Employee, crowbar equipped". If he doesn't have that badge, report him and block him immediately.
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HUE! Apr 13 @ 7:49am 
Seems like alll these scammers have a “storage account.” If they have this, it’s a large possibility that they are impersonating the actual big inventory.
Adopia Mar 14 @ 12:56pm 
Another common scam is when the scammer tell you to send the item to your friend to "see if its bugged" and then changes his name and picture to you friend and spam either him or you with offers depending if you already traded item to your friend.
fonJESUS -M- @LogitechG Feb 24 @ 11:57am 
hes banned from steamrep, I personally wouldn't trade with him.
El Barto77 Feb 3 @ 3:36am 
i send trade offer my knife for d lore
TRPL  [author] Feb 2 @ 9:20pm 
Depends what he is telling you to do
El Barto77 Feb 2 @ 10:07am 
is this guy a true worthy trader?
𝔰𝔦𝔵𝔰𝔢𝔱_ Dec 27, 2017 @ 5:42am 
Joe scammed me too with my cyrex, redline ak-47, and my aug chamelon! :(
AntI Dec 11, 2017 @ 5:46am 
Lujza is an opskins scammer with this as his favorite lv 46 don't trust him! (he didn't get me)
ΞLoGeXΞ Dec 8, 2017 @ 10:54pm 
And he also a part of this group
ΞLoGeXΞ Dec 8, 2017 @ 10:52pm 
Joe is the guy who scammed me my ak47 orbit and stattrack usp tourque , fuck report this scammer