Trade securely Many gamers have made trading in-game items a good source of income. Some sell items they can not use for their character class; Others, before leaving the game completely, only seek to empty the wealth they have accumulated during this time.
Unfortunately, there are also scammers in the gaming community who use their cunning schemes to trick simple and honest gamers. You should be aware that some publishers, including Valve, do not accept returns of items to players who have voluntarily surrendered to the Scammers. Gamers need to be aware of their own possessions.
Then join us in explaining how to preserve the wealth you have earned and gained with your own hands and not let the scammers’ plans go right.
Adhere to the rules
Let’s start with the fact that not all developers allow their users to trade in-game items; Let alone sell these items for real money. So before you look for a good buyer for your Golden AK-47 or buy Sword of a Thousand Truths, you should first check to see if doing so will block your account.
For example, the developers of MMORPG RuneScape have banned the sale of both accounts and items for real money. There are many reasons for this; From legal reasons (the game and its in-house items are the publisher’s property) to security (accounts and items put up for sale are often stolen or obtained fraudulently).
If your work is blocked in a transaction, you will be barred from using the game, regardless of whether you were a buyer or a seller (you broke the rules!).
The probability of confiscating the item you paid for in real money is also very high: this type of transaction seems suspicious to game admins, and you have no credible evidence to prove your in-game purchase.
At the same time, trading in armor, weapons, and other in-game items as part of a public auction is usually not prohibited.
Let the buyer know that …
The second important rule is to trust your intuition and avoid trades that seem too appealing. Just like in the real world, cybercriminals will try to gain your trust.
So they promise you weird discounts to finally get out of your pocket and take your password away. There are a few signs that warn you to be careful:
Red flags include pushing you into a seller’s decision, forcing you to make a transaction, or making a sudden offer to continue a discussion outside of the official platform. Even if your friend is texting you, be aware that:
Scammers may have hacked into their account or used a character of the same name (your old friend character) with only a very small difference (perhaps up to a point).
Look at the swap window to make sure the promised 100,000 gold coins do not turn into Boar Tusk x 1 at the last minute. And in general, be careful that the item you want to buy is offered to you and not similar.
This item should be for the same game you want and not another game. Some scammers have released items for their games on Steam that look like much more valuable items for more popular games.
For example, the scam tried to sell a fake Dragonclaw Hook from Dota 2. This fake version was very similar to the original version; Both his appearance and his name.
The scammers even copied the description and logo of Dota 2. The only problem here was that it had nothing to do with Dota.This item could only be used in a game called Climber – which was later removed from Steam.
After several similar cases, the platform moderators became more focused on what game each item belonged to, but we still recommend that you pay attention to everything in advance.
… But also be a smart and shrewd salesman
Scammers not only try to deceive buyers but also the owners of valuable items. If another player asks you to confirm their “quality” by sending items or making promises to copy an item, or simply asks you to pick up your item for a test drive, you know that this is very suspicious and you should be careful. If someone gives you the game keys in exchange for an expensive item, you must guard; These keys are probably stolen!
Game stores do not recommend selling items for real money (using third-party payment services such as PayPal). However, if you still want to make this transaction, first make sure that the buyer can be trusted.
Terminate the contract even if you have the slightest doubt. Even if you have agreed to a down payment, the scammer can (in return) cancel the transaction by complaining to the payment system support service; In this case, you will lose both the items and your money.
Beware of third-party software
At times, Scammer will try to persuade you to install TeamViewer, or’s supposedly a digital voice assistant app, while negotiating a contract, claiming that this is just to check if the product belongs to you, or they may say so because it interacts. Easier and better.
All these reasons are negligible; In fact, Scammer wants to take control of your computer and infect your device with malware. Reject this request.
A few tips
It does not matter if you are a buyer or a seller, be aware of your computer and account. If hacked, scammers will quickly turn anything of your value on these two into money.
- Do not use the same password you use for other services for online games.
- Do not click on any link that goes to sites outside of Chat Game and carefully check the address of each source that asks you to enter a username and password; This page may be fake.
- Never disable the protection of your computer . Contrary to popular belief, some antivirus packages will not interfere with your game performance. Instead, they will detect and block threats when you run them.