Fake Middleman Scam

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    How will middleman services contact me?
    All middleman transactions are conducted on PlayerUp.com only. Never release any information, perform any service or release any payments if you're a seller unless @Middleman contacts you through the Conversation Ticket System. PlayerUp Middleman Services will never contact you through e-mail, discord, steam, facebook, whatsapp, kik, skype, or any 3rd party service. If somebody contacts you offsite claiming they are from PlayerUp, it is a scam.

    Simple guide to use Middleman Service for your Sales and Purchases...
    [Simple Guide] Playerup Middleman Service - New Members Read This! - UPDATED | PlayerUp Accounts Marketplace. Player 2 Player Secure Platform.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I did look through some guides but didnt find this one. Everything looked really legit. Is there anything that you still can do? For example, I believe the buyer did really pay, or would the buyer also be scamming me?
     
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    Did you read the website before you decided to transfer this information over to this random person who was sending you an e-mail?

    There are Seller Protection Icons listed all over every single thread on this website so people read them before transferring any payment or account information.



    When you click on them you go to this page: https://www.playerup.com/support-tickets/knowledge-base/middleman-sellers-guide.20/. At the very top, we clearly posted:

    How will middleman services contact me?
    All middleman transactions are conducted on PlayerUp.com only. Never release any information, perform any service or release any payments if you're a seller unless @middleman contacts you through the Conversation Ticket System. PlayerUp Middleman Services will never contact you through e-mail, discord, steam, facebook, whatsapp, kik, skype, or any 3rd party service. If somebody contacts you offsite claiming they are from PlayerUp, it is a scam.

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    When should I release my account information to the buyer?
    Never release your account information unless (@Middleman) contacts you through the PlayerUp Conversation Ticket System. We will never contact you through e-mail, discord, facebook, whatsapp, kik, skype, or any 3rd party service. All middleman transactions are done through PlayerUp.com for security reasons.
     
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    You should focus on recalling the item transferred to him. Report it as stolen and contact the game publishers to get it back.
     
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    I reported it as stolen aswell.
    I just thought that this was the system this platform uses. I read the userguides quite quick. The 'middleman' even used working links in the conversation (accept payment yes/no)
    It seems you can't track these scammers...?
    Why isn't the conversation made safer, for example that only a verified middleman can make these middleman conversations. ("You have an offer...") .

    I understand it's partly my fault, but also scamming for them is way to eazy. I did some research and i saw ALOT of cases with scammers. Maybe it's a option to force new members through a tutorial when tbey sign up. I don't care if this platform forced me through a tutorial if i wouldn't get scammed in the end.
     
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    I have already suggested something similar to this before but the final decision will be on @Admin
     
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    What's their PlayerUp username?
     
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    Buyer: @Nowshadur916
    Fake middleman: Agent-Arellano (already given above)
     
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    Btw, the conversations is still there, i can provide screenshots or the link (idk if that works). Is that usefull?
     
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    I see now. So basically, they did used the Middleman Offer feature to make an offer for your account in which you accepted the offer by clicking "Yes" hence the Middleman Checkout Link was generated then the ticket ends it purpose there.

    https://www.playerup.com/threads/mi...-for-your-listing-what-is-it-exactly.4359026/ the whole reason why this guide was made was because of these scammers where they exploit it to scam people.
     
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    I see. Well, thanks for your help, i thankfully got my account back. I reported it as stolen and the game helpers could retrieve it to me.
     
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    Glad to hear and apologies for the experience you had here.
     
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    Oh no need, it was totally my fault to rush through the guides. Hope these scams can be avoided in the future.