Reporting Scammers

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Reporting Scammers

Postby Vivi Hill » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:07 pm

Everyone hates scammers. We'd love for you to report them so that we can remove them from our servers.

We secretly run HLSTATSX on our trade server, and log all connect, disconnect and chat events. So if the scam is obvious through the chat logs we'll be able to deal justice. If reporting a scammer, make the title SCAMMER: <name> and, if possible, provide the time the scam occurred, and the person who got scammed along with the scammer's name.

We'd like to prevent this trash from ever scamming again, so we'll permaban them from the trade server. I also think we should make a public hall of shame for other trade servers to use as a guide so that the scammers don't go somewhere else after getting banned.

Good luck with your trades, and be careful of the scammers.

Also, I think Benny's Trading Post should have a NO-TOLERANCE policy about double trades (trades with more than 8 items)
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby duck » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:00 pm

i was just wondering. can you record our voices on the servers. i was just wondering because some people attmept to scam over voice chat.

also on the double trade thing is it ok if there is a trusted middleman. yesterday a guy was giving a dirty skull for a bills and i was the middle man. he gave me the bills and the other guy gifted him the skull and i gave the bills hat to the guy who gifted the skull away.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby Vivi Hill » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:54 pm

The thing about the middleman is that it could always be a partner in crime of the other guy. I'm not sure if there's a good way to do it without any chance of scamming.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby NuclearWatermelon » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:59 pm

benny hill wrote:I'm not sure if there's a good way to do it without any chance of scamming.
I can see this working if both parties know the middleman beforehand. E.g. you and I using fail or psyk as a middle man.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby Snowsickle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 am

I imagine most admins here, if on the trade server, would be willing to help out by being the middle man.

I don't frequent the trade server much but I'd be willing to help out with trades if people are worried about being scammed. Feel free to shoot me a message via the steam group if you need the help. Still, probably best to pick a mutual friend if at all possible.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby Repoman » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:55 pm

Alot of the little kids get picked on and people keep trying to get them to make really really bad trades.
Tends to happen alot, and sure kids are annoying, but its low to scam them.
I have to say, alot of assholes get on the trade server. Its almost as bad as the Halo Reach community.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby Gho$T » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:53 pm

Yes for the time I was on, the kids just want to get hats and the older players scam the shit out of them this needs to be brought up with by the Gold admins to look out for this.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby duck » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:01 pm

i havent seen any scamming of late. but i dont think we should be responsible for little kids trading their (example) double vintage merryweather for a handymans handle. if they want the handle more than the merryweather they can do that.
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby ReTrO.VeRsIoN » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:28 pm

It looks bad for the servers image, if we just let little kids trade off earbuds and vintage crit-o-cola for an ellis cap.
Yeah... umm... yeah, that's a... it's a phone, I think, I mean, it has an ear piece, and it makes noises, that's a phone, right?
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Re: Reporting Scammers

Postby Gordon » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:29 pm

Hey guys, just recently got scammed (yes, yes I know, I've learned my lesson...) anywho... I found out that this player is within your crit sandvich network group on Steam.
He goes by the somewhat odd name of: "ProcedureSpirit has no penis.".

If there's anything anyone can do to help, I've lost a few items... that I was supposed to trade... generally... Please lemme know when you've found him and gotten rid of him... He's still around somewhere...
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