Potential scammers & bullies to avoid...

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Potential scammers & bullies to avoid...
« on August 24th, 2017, 12:43 PM »Last edited on December 4th, 2017, 12:42 AM
I probably should open a topic like this.

Two people that are on LT's but that I'd advise against trading with:

- <DropBase>, banned at BVG, scammed me at BVG, went here, said he wouldn't do it again, and then disappeared when I asked him to make up for his theft. Considering he completed 120+ trades at BVG, I always gave him a second chance to come & make it up. Enough is enough! He probably skedaddled and is now trading (and future-scamming) with an alt account. If you're aware of potential alts of him, feel free to share.

- Sullwyn, also a lot of trades to his account... Hasn't come back in 5 weeks here (and BVG), I sent him half a dozen keys for an accepted offer back then, he hasn't sent anything back. When you want to scam someone, please, PLEASE don't scam the website's admin, because he doesn't even need the proof to ban you and make sure nobody will ever trade with you again!

Don't hesitate to add other names -- either of traders who have a bad reputation outside LT's, or traders you're suspecting are scamming you at LT's. I'll edit to add & remove names depending on their scammer status being verified or not.

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Re: Potential scammers to keep an eye on...
« Reply #3, on August 31st, 2017, 12:09 PM »
I personally do not think Sullwyn would intentially scam anyone. She is a rather public individual with her Youtube account of the same name and her game reviews there. Maybe something happened or she went on a really long holiday and forgot to communicate properly before that. The two trades I made with her on Barter had no issues.

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Re: Potential scammers to keep an eye on...
« Reply #4, on August 31st, 2017, 07:05 PM »
(Didn't know Sullwyn was a 'she', although it changes nothing.)
All I'm seeing is that after 6 weeks, I have yet to receive my keys...
Yesterday I decided to put them back on the market, with an 'already used?' tag. If I manage to retrade everything, or if she explains herself, I'll remove her from this list.
LT is a safe place for traders (because most of us are hardened), but I'm hoping it'll get more users in the near future, so this topic really needed to exist. In fact the entire board.
Re: Potential scammers to keep an eye on...
« Reply #5, on October 17th, 2017, 03:48 PM »
Update: Sullwyn cane back online 10 days ago and made no effort to contact me, answer my messages and/or compensate or apologize.

I did send multiple messages before and after her return. Don't trust her, she may or may not be a scammer but at the very least she has no respect for others. Which is crucial when you're trading.
Re: Potential scammers & bullies to avoid...
« Reply #6,  »
Note: banned user 'Kalves', who was reported to be scamming users out of their games. I noticed public insults from them as well, and I only got insulted in return when I asked for clarification. As a result, I also deleted all of their pending trade offers.
It has also been reported that this would be the same person as ReDiR, who was banned long ago at Lestrade's, and has got quite a reputation at bvg as well.

Anyway, I simply recommend not trading with ReDiR and Kalves if they send you offers on other sites.

PS: first ban in over a year and a half.
Re: Potential scammers & bullies to avoid...
« Reply #7,  »
Someone messaged me this week regarding a new account made by ReDiR here... Could you please tell me here?
Because I tried to remember that account name, but I forgot it, and since Steam always sucks when it comes to chatting, there's no way I can remember who contacted me about it either... And I'm not looking through hundreds of friends ;)
Re: Potential scammers & bullies to avoid...
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I removed redir's two alternate accounts, one a week ago, and another ('Alternater', even the name says it..) right now.
As always it's the usual: poor quality offers, and insults to anyone who declines.
At this point I no longer need to warn him... I'll just force-cancel all of his offers. Waste of time for him more than me...