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So yesterday I met a guy, who was buying Team Fortress 2 items for real money. He was interested in the Strange Professional Machina. He told me that I should not worry because he's a famous trader and all. So I asked, how do you get the money on my steam. He asked my email and I gave him that. Then he said wait about 1-2 minutes. I waited, but after about 10 minutes, there was nothing. Then I told him, that there is no money on my steam account. And he said that he will help me and talk to me when he's back from work in 3 hours. But that was definetly a lie. Because when he was ''at work'', I checked his backpack. There was my Professional Killstreak Machina, and 2 buds. ( the 2 buds weren't there before). So I have no idea, maybe that guy is scamming more people. He is pretty dangerous, so can someone do anything about it? And if possible, I'd really like to get my Professional Killstreak Machina back. Thanks for reading. Here's also the link to his profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Astorian
The machina is not in his backpack anymore. But Im sending a screenshot for a proof, that I did trade the machina to him. (I asked 2 hats so I can trust him). Please help.

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So yesterday I met a guy, who was buying Team Fortress 2 items for real money. He was interested in the Strange Professional Machina. He told me that I should not worry because he's a famous trader and all. So I asked, how do you get the money on my steam. He asked my email and I gave him that. Then he said wait about 1-2 minutes. I waited, but after about 10 minutes, there was nothing. Then I told him, that there is no money on my steam account. And he said that he will help me and talk to me when he's back from work in 3 hours. But that was definetly a lie. Because when he was ''at work'', I checked his backpack. There was my Professional Killstreak Machina, and 2 buds. ( the 2 buds weren't there before). So I have no idea, maybe that guy is scamming more people. He is pretty dangerous, so can someone do anything about it? And if possible, I'd really like to get my Professional Killstreak Machina back. Thanks for reading. Here's also the link to his profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Astorian
The machina is not in his backpack anymore. But Im sending a screenshot for a proof, that I did trade the machina to him. (I asked 2 hats so I can trust him). Please help.
chatlog screenshots available?
 

SkillFullNewb

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Sadly, no. The guy has removed me :/. Is there anything to do about it? I mean I do have the screenshot of the trading.
 

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If you have no proof in the form of screenshots that show the scam happening, you are out of luck.
 

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Unfortunately not.
 

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if you add him,you'll receive chat history when he will accept ur f request.
 

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Correct.
 

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Solid's simple 1 step program to not get scammed:

1. Stop trading.
 

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Actually the mobile app of Steam retains the entire chat history, providing you can get him to accept your FR.
 

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Actually the mobile app of Steam retains the entire chat history, providing you can get him to accept your FR.
I have the mobile app but when I open a chat window I see nothing except the history of chats that happened on the phone itself. So unless he did all this on his phone (which I highly doubt) there's little chance he can do anything.
 

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I have the mobile app but when I open a chat window I see nothing except the history of chats that happened on the phone itself. So unless he did all this on his phone (which I highly doubt) there's little chance he can do anything.
That's odd, my phone retains mobile chat history, as well as syncing my desktop chats.
 

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That's odd, my phone retains mobile chat history, as well as syncing my desktop chats.
I just checked again and it really doesn't for me, I also don't see a setting for syncing or anything. But maybe he's lucky and has it the same as you.
 

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I just checked again and it really doesn't for me, I also don't see a setting for syncing or anything. But maybe he's lucky and has it the same as you.
If you are chatting with someone on PC while your logged on steam on the phone it sync the hole chat.
 
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If you are chatting with someone on PC while your logged on steam on the phone it sync the hole chat.
Yes, everything they type to you also gets sent to your phone. But we're talking about chat history here. And I don't see that, ever. Only what has been typed to my phone as well.
 
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