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Scamming Blacklist & How to not be scammed


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#1 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 13:56

How to not be scammed:

  • Do not trust to strangers in Steam. Scammers can use copies of other players' accounts in order to trick you. Don't believe to names and avatars in Steam. Check aliases, unique IDs or ask strangers to send you a personal message via the forum. If you do everything in Steam, it may be hard or impossible to identify a scammer. He may lie to you about his gold, he even may be banned.
  • Send in-game gold first. Never send your games or real money in response to promises. Do not even talk with people who try to persuade you to send the money first, that's exactly what scammers do. All gold transfers are logged and it's not hard to find receivers of gold even if they use temporarily characters. It is easy to rollback a gold transfer but it's not possible to get back your games or real money.
  • Gather evidence. When trading a player make sure you take screenshots of your conversation and actions so you have evidence later on in case they scam you. It's best to take screenshots before and after.
  • Always follow these recommendations. If you traded with somebody before, it doesn't mean he's not going to scam you in the future. So, never send your money in advance even if you traded with a player before.

Important! If you ignore these recommendations, you may give a significant sum of your money to a scammer and you won't get the promised gold. Do not expect the administrator to send you hundreds of thousands gold just because some swindler got money from you.

The list of people below can also act as middlemen in trades (It's your choice whether to send them the goods or gold. However, middlemen don't pay the difference in tax):


Also, don't make new threads related to buying or selling gold on the forum. All such threads will be removed.

Blacklist of past scammers:
Anyone on the list below has scammed in the past and we advise you not to deal with any of these people. You can click on the names to go to their profile.

How to report a scammer:

Your player name:
Their player name:
Date/Time:
Evidence (provide screenshots of chat logs):
Notes (any other information you should tell us):

Send a Private Message to any of the following people with this form and the Subject as Your Name/Their Name

List of players you can send the PM to (Click to Show)

If your report is legitimate we will add them to the scamming list.

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#2 Homer

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 22:38

The blacklist has been updated. Please do not deal with Petrovich (Dmitry, Muheu, Wildebeest), he's going to scam you.

His known Steam accounts:
http://steamcommunit...61198047847808/
http://steamcommunit...61198193623128/
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#3 Homer

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 22:20

The blacklist has been updated. Please do not deal with Lew (Doori, ZouLou, Astra_Flail, JohnTheBastard etc), he is a scammer.

His known Steam account:
http://steamcommunit...561198025549057
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#4 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:20

Updated the blacklist. Be weary when dealing with Koray (Kory_Le_Peasent, Milo Gamich, Koris, Thorunn, etc). He's a known scammer.

 

Known Steam account: http://steamcommunit...gligorthegreat/

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#5 Dawlish, Un-Officially retired

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 16:48

Petrovich has copied all of Skytimes steam profile information, please watch out for someone looking like Skytime contacting you and trying to arrange trades. It is Petrovich and he will scam you.
 
This is the fake profile - http://steamcommunit...561198193623128

#6 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 21:00

Be weary when dealing with mikelodion (Paski). He's a known scammer.

 

Known steam account:

http://steamcommunit...61198143150258/

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#7 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:35

Don't deal with 'Ynot' he's scammed several times and is now permanently banned.

Profile: http://forums.mbmerc...user/8330-ynot/

Steam URL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Ynotic/

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#8 Homer

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 17:46

The blacklist has been updated. Please do not deal with moustapha (MouS), he is a scammer.
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#9 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:54

Updated, don't deal with Little Mike (August_Ames, Nero_The_Mean, Sellar, Tyson, Tyson-). He's a known scammer.

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#10 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:01

I've updated the middleman list with several new admins:

  • Hugoboss
  • TheVibrator
  • SirAlecks
  • Asediado 

Don't deal with 'IAmNotBitch', known scammer.

http://forums.mbmerc...23-roykozero12/

http://forums.mbmerc...8509-bodyguard/

Also known as Roy.

 

Characters: Abich, Cazik, CazikHorseman, CazikPikeman, FuerMan, IamNotBitch, Rodo, Sadon, SCAMMER.

 

If you're actually going to purchase gold then use a middleman, it takes more time having to sort out reports then contacting one of the several admins on this list you can talk to.

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#11 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 19:35

Don't deal with the following players if you're wishing to trade:

 

Uykucux

Characters: OpHard_Caw, Pokemoon, Shishcibehcet, ShishShish, Yogurtlu_Kebab

Known steam account: http://steamcommunit...61198100943808/


#12 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:12

Don't deal with Hvergelmir he is a known scammer.

Characters: Bayerischer_Jaeger, Board_Shield_Fag_2, Cultural_Enricher, Sepp, Wurfwaffenexperte

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#13 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 19:31

Do not deal with EpicYoko and Sabo they've been blacklisted, both are scammers.

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#14 TheGodlyBrit

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 14:23

Blacklist updated. Do not deal with Calstorm or his alternative accounts, look in the list for them.

Steam account: https://steamcommuni.../id/callum4831/

 

Accounts: afk, Aoe2, ArcD3v1L, BigFoot000, Contreas, filcis, GENENE, Greatman, higgledeepig, imzmii, MaKsToN, Mensel, potatonator, tribalwolf
Characters: Aoe2, Big_TheFoot, Contreas, D3v1L, Demiurges96, Elaras_Pyre, ELOLO, fagasaurus, Frankish_Paladin, Greatmann, HigglePiglet, Jarl_Lagertha, MaKsToN, memeasaurus, Mensel, Raban, SmashBro, Ulvi, Violent_Tellytubby
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