Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > Steam Community Discussion

Closed Thread
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
Bonee
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Reputation: 0
Posts: 3
Little nephew scammed in tf2 for...

weapons and upgrades.

Sorry, don't know who to go to over this.

Post the guys user name and servers here?!?



Nephew is 10 years old, inherited the account from his father just a few months ago.


... and LOL dip... sry, couldn't resist...

Last edited by Bonee: 03-08-2012 at 03:56 PM.
Bonee is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
freakn1ck
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Reputation: 441
Posts: 3,314
huh? (based on what little you said) i'm guessing he traded the items away?

there's nothing you can do about it

that's not getting scammed. that's not knowing the value.

tf2 community is full of sharks. unfortunately little kids run into them.

Last edited by freakn1ck: 03-08-2012 at 04:00 PM.
freakn1ck is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
Bonee
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Reputation: 0
Posts: 3
...so he's sol?

not really a problem, written up as lesson learned.

The guy was promising some kind of duplicate modification to his gear...

Is it ok if i post the guys user name and server in the forms? I've been away a very long time.
Bonee is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
freakn1ck
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Reputation: 441
Posts: 3,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonee View Post
...so he's sol?

not really a problem, written up as lesson learned.

The guy was promising some kind of duplicate modification to his gear...

Is it ok if i post the guys user name and server in the forms? I've been away a very long time.
you can report the person doing the scamming to steam support.
they won't return any of the items tho.

Steam trading policy:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...9958-MJDG-3003

Steam will not return any items or gifts that you feel have been traded unfairly. There are no exceptions to this policy. All trades are final

What do I do if I was scammed?

If you are scammed, please contact Steam Support and create a ticket within the Steam Trading Category. You will not receive any items or gifts lost in the trade, however reporting the scammer will allow us to take appropriate action. Please include as much information about the trade as possible. Some helpful questions to answer in your report are:

How were you scammed?
What items/gifts were involved in the trade?
What is the user's Steam Community profile URL or SteamID that you traded with?
What were the terms of the trade agreed upon?
What is the approximate date and time of the trade?
freakn1ck is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
Bonee
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Reputation: 0
Posts: 3
Thanks for the quick reply

Dude's name is DogSh**Sandvich - on "mindcraft trade", if anyone is interested.
Bonee is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 PM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #6
MikeBlaszczak
 
MikeBlaszczak's Avatar
 
Valve
Join Date: Feb 2007
Reputation: 4662
Posts: 5,061
You should contact Steam Support.
MikeBlaszczak is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #7
SpookerDeal
 
 
 
Banned
Join Date: Feb 2012
Reputation: 47
Posts: 64
Frankly, just about any 10 year old that stick his head into trading is going to get boned. There probably ought to be some parental controls for that.
SpookerDeal is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
Traci
 
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Reputation: 64
Posts: 290
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookerDeal View Post
Frankly, just about any 10 year old that stick his head into trading is going to get boned. There probably ought to be some parental controls for that.
ya... A lot of children are so gullible
Traci is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 06:44 AM   #9
cylon
 
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Reputation: 780
Posts: 3,423
When/If you contact support, i wouldn't go mentioning that he "inherited" the account from someone else to be honest.

If you get someone on a bad day they could take the "steam accounts cannot be traded, gifted," etc. seriously and suspend the account.
cylon is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 07:07 AM   #10
SpookerDeal
 
 
 
Banned
Join Date: Feb 2012
Reputation: 47
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by cylon View Post
When/If you contact support, i wouldn't go mentioning that he "inherited" the account from someone else to be honest.

If you get someone on a bad day they could take the "steam accounts cannot be traded, gifted," etc. seriously and suspend the account.
I don't think he will get hammered for using his father's account, who presumably has the custody of the kid anyway.
SpookerDeal is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 08:05 AM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #11
MikeBlaszczak
 
MikeBlaszczak's Avatar
 
Valve
Join Date: Feb 2007
Reputation: 4662
Posts: 5,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by cylon View Post
When/If you contact support, i wouldn't go mentioning that he "inherited" the account from someone else to be honest.
Why are you encouraging customers to lie to Steam Support?
MikeBlaszczak is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #12
ZeeSpah
 
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Reputation: 25
Posts: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonee View Post
The guy was promising some kind of duplicate modification to his gear...
You might have a problem with this. Why was he trying to get a way to fraud the item drop system? Sounds like a pretty smart 10 year old to me.
ZeeSpah is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
xxItachisamaxx
 
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Reputation: 16
Posts: 159
Steam support likely won't do anything. I've been scammed before and a month later the guy managed to scam yet another person and is still unpunished. You might just have to chalk it up as a loss and report himd on the forums so people avoid him. And there's always SteamRep.
xxItachisamaxx is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #14
ititj
 
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Reputation: 235
Posts: 1,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeBlaszczak View Post
Why are you encouraging customers to lie to Steam Support?
have you never even seen battlestar?
ititj is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #15
Traci
 
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Reputation: 64
Posts: 290
After re-reading this, seems kinda bs. You were no doubt the person scammed but just don't want to admit that you were foolish.
Traci is offline  
Closed Thread

Go Back   Steam Users' Forums > Steam Discussions > Steam Community Discussion


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Site Content Copyright Valve Corporation 1998-2014, All Rights Reserved.