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ARMA 3 Scam?

#1SkaterUBPosted 9/8/2013 8:06:39 AM
Some guy says he is willing to trade me ARMA 3 Deluxe for Sniper 2.

Showed me proof of the key.

But it's obviously a scam. Who would trade a 60 dollar game for a 30 dollar game?

What would you recommend?
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#2ihumpmypillow89Posted 9/8/2013 8:16:14 AM
SkaterUB posted...

But it's obviously a scam. Who would trade a 60 dollar game for a 30 dollar game?

Someone who got the game for free, or a scam artist who will file a complaint with Steam and provide proof that he owns that key and will get your key revoked and possibly account locked.
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Oh god there's not enough liquor and therapy in the world to undo that.
#3SoulreaperX112Posted 9/8/2013 8:18:06 AM
When trading with people, generally if you feel uncomfortable about something just end it and look for someone else to trade with.
#4SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 8:19:08 AM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
SkaterUB posted...

But it's obviously a scam. Who would trade a 60 dollar game for a 30 dollar game?

Someone who got the game for free, or a scam artist who will file a complaint with Steam and provide proof that he owns that key and will get your key revoked and possibly account locked.


What if I have proof that he gave me the key?
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#5SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 8:21:20 AM
Never tell your password to anyone.
ShadowShooter93: Hello
vatan.yolalan: hello wait a second please
ShadowShooter93: Sure
vatan.yolalan: arma 3 deluxe edition for sniper ghost warrior 2 ?
ShadowShooter93: Why would you trade a 50 dollar game for sniper 2?
vatan.yolalan: because i have too more arma my friends give me
vatan.yolalan: key from plati.ru
vatan.yolalan: and not 50$ 59.99 =))
ShadowShooter93: Where did you find me from
vatan.yolalan: steamtrades.com ?
ShadowShooter93: Can you post in my thread please
vatan.yolalan: ok wait a sec
vatan.yolalan: i posted
ShadowShooter93: Alright
ShadowShooter93: now I dont see ARMA 3 in your inventory though
vatan.yolalan: its a key
vatan.yolalan: from plati.ru
vatan.yolalan: i will give key first you can trust me
ShadowShooter93: what is plati.ru
vatan.yolalan: a site
vatan.yolalan: im buying games this site
ShadowShooter93: Is it region locked
vatan.yolalan: locked for you :)
ShadowShooter93: What do you mean locked for me?
vatan.yolalan: i can login this site
vatan.yolalan: i dont know why region locked for you
ShadowShooter93: Can I play it in the US?
vatan.yolalan: yes
vatan.yolalan: i said i will give you key first
vatan.yolalan: you can trust me
ShadowShooter93: how do I know its not just a lite key
vatan.yolalan: no its not im swear to god i'll give key firsttt you can loook
ShadowShooter93: Ok
ShadowShooter93: fine
You have accepted the trade request from vatan.yolalan.
vatan.yolalan: here is your key
vatan.yolalan: XXX-XXX-XXX
ShadowShooter93: How do I check the code without using it?
vatan.yolalan: you cant check just write the code
vatan.yolalan: im trust you you can trust me
ShadowShooter93: Cant trust you until I see that the code actually works and its for the full game
vatan.yolalan: then try it !
ShadowShooter93: Alright
vatan.yolalan: and i can give you take on mars and pat and matt keys for free
ShadowShooter93: i dont know what that is
ShadowShooter93: How do I know you wont just chargeback so I lose everything
vatan.yolalan: im trading another people in 2 minutes
vatan.yolalan: and he can trust me
vatan.yolalan: no chargeback
vatan.yolalan: i swear
ShadowShooter93: Youll have to wait until I can confirm it then
vatan.yolalan: fine .
vatan.yolalan: why you cant trust me
vatan.yolalan: arma 3 lite is 2-3 gb but arma 3 deluxe edition 9-12 gb
ShadowShooter93: You will have to wait until I get home then. Because I've seen too many scams from this
vatan.yolalan: okay i can wait you can trust me
vatan.yolalan: i dont scamming
ShadowShooter93: Yea im sure
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#6DerPancakePosted 9/8/2013 8:21:35 AM
This is why steam sucks, you shouldn't even be allowed to trade games.
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Nope Nope Nope!!!!
#7SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 8:27:54 AM
What can I use as proof that he willingly gave me the code?

http://i.imgur.com/qeFzgXn.png
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#8DerPancakePosted 9/8/2013 8:30:46 AM(edited)
SkaterUB posted...
What can I use as proof that he willingly gave me the code?

http://i.imgur.com/qeFzgXn.png


Actually i checked some info on him, he seems legit. Now the question is:

Is he getting those codes legally?
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Nope Nope Nope!!!!
#9SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 8:32:13 AM
DerPancake posted...
SkaterUB posted...
What can I use as proof that he willingly gave me the code?

http://i.imgur.com/qeFzgXn.png


Actually i checked some info on him, he seems legit. Now the question is:

Is he getting those codes legally?


I checked his SteamRep, SteamTrades and all and nothing showed a Red Flag.

He sent me a picture of the Steam Key.

How can you get them illegally? I redeemed the key because I thought I could just check that it was legit, but I guess I can only redeem it.
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#10DerPancakePosted 9/8/2013 8:34:15 AM
SkaterUB posted...
DerPancake posted...
SkaterUB posted...
What can I use as proof that he willingly gave me the code?

http://i.imgur.com/qeFzgXn.png


Actually i checked some info on him, he seems legit. Now the question is:

Is he getting those codes legally?


I checked his SteamRep, SteamTrades and all and nothing showed a Red Flag.

He sent me a picture of the Steam Key.

How can you get them illegally? I redeemed the key because I thought I could just check that it was legit, but I guess I can only redeem it.


I would just keep a copy of the chat log, a picture of the chat, and the picture of the code he sent you just in case, and if nothing happens then you are fine.
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Nope Nope Nope!!!!