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October 19, 2012, 10:53:16 PM
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country_marlboro seemed like a reputable seller at first, but after my third (and largest) transaction, I received a message from steam support telling me my account has been suspended, meaning I can't buy games, I can't send gifts, and I can't activate keys.

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*No, I don't expect the steam techs to know what Bitcoin is, nor do I expect them to care, but I still included it.

He hasn't replied since he sent the game, leaving me stranded with only 0.5BTC remaining. Heh, so this is how I learn to "trust nobody".

I will post more detail as I have it.

(My best guess is that he was using stolen credit cards to purchase the games or something along those lines.)

Here are the transactions.

https://blockchain.info/tx/f5815a14bea580be5b9fcba864932d89ee19db95da1e12dc0f1aacf06108a940
https://blockchain.info/tx/02b865aca3d9ab6678f785767aa883f35f17d3b53b921912dd69a17ea1b21895
https://blockchain.info/tx/195e0be09fedaaaea802c2be4b2362f54a35f5a6f8a2ad04de43be73e2488c19
https://blockchain.info/tx/dbdc65a644bc6568a548cbe4577f68fde81a628833f6a51f0299edfe325098c0


EDIT:

country_marlboro was using stolen Credit Cards. Confirmed by Steam Support.



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October 20, 2012, 04:06:30 AM
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He needs a scammer tag NOW.
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October 20, 2012, 04:45:16 AM
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Agreed. And so does gy.seven. Just had the same problem with him. My account's now double suspended. :/

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October 20, 2012, 08:47:25 AM
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He most likely bought the game with paypal,  then reversed the transaction - this will remove the game from your library.
Why your account got locked im not sure - ask for a reason? After all the game was gifted to you - how are you supposed to know if the 'friend' who sent it did something wrong
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October 21, 2012, 08:45:50 AM
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He most likely bought the game with paypal,  then reversed the transaction - this will remove the game from your library.
Why your account got locked im not sure - ask for a reason? After all the game was gifted to you - how are you supposed to know if the 'friend' who sent it did something wrong

The dude was using stolen credit cards. Just got confirmation from steam support. Added it to the OP

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October 22, 2012, 08:11:59 PM
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He really needs a scammer tag, so does gy.seven. Just heard that he was using Stolen CCs too. Had my Assassin's Creed: Directors Cut removed by Steam, and my account suspended. (Already was suspended, so... Double Suspended?)

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October 24, 2012, 10:07:21 PM
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People are douche bags.

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October 25, 2012, 05:45:43 PM
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People are douche bags.

Agreed.

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November 26, 2012, 05:22:44 PM
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So will he ever get a scammer tag?

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November 27, 2012, 12:15:00 AM
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I'm not going to scammer-tag someone after only a single complaint.

Irrelevant to the scammer stuff, but you should know that trading Steam games is against the Steam ToS. Your account can be frozen even if the seller doesn't do chargebacks.

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November 27, 2012, 04:26:52 PM
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I'm not going to scammer-tag someone after only a single complaint.

Irrelevant to the scammer stuff, but you should know that trading Steam games is against the Steam ToS. Your account can be frozen even if the seller doesn't do chargebacks.

Okay, thanks for the heads up. And Steam didn't seem to care too much. My account's functionality has been restored as of last week.

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November 27, 2012, 04:35:21 PM
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That's good to hear... So they only removed the carded games and gave your account back?

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November 27, 2012, 05:17:12 PM
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That's good to hear... So they only removed the carded games and gave your account back?

Yep. They actually left one on. Maybe that one wasn't carded, or they just felt bad. It was the cheapest game I bought anyways. So life's more or less okay.

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November 27, 2012, 05:25:24 PM
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That's good to hear... So they only removed the carded games and gave your account back?

Yep. They actually left one on. Maybe that one wasn't carded, or they just felt bad. It was the cheapest game I bought anyways. So life's more or less okay.


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