For those who use OPSkins, or other various trading sites, Valve openly allows fraud and scams via the trading service.https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3415-WAFH-6433
Scamming to me is the act of promise to pay for goods, switching out stuff in the Trade Window at the last moment for example, in hopes the other person won't see for example and thus ripping a person off.
What an OPBots scammer does, in this case, is beyond scamming, it's fraudhttp://steamcommunity.com/id/34563452342423432
Basically, a user will contact you through steam if you are new to trading, or other various means to contact you, or just send a random trade request to another user in hopes they will accept it pretending to be an OPSkins bot, as shown above the user has multiple fake bot numbers, and has copied fake profile pretending to be a Bot from OPskins, they are also a member of the fake OPSkins Admin Bot Group, which has 3 other members doing this.
The person who solicits contact in games will often pretend to be a popular Twitch.TV person but if you look at it their profiles have often been duplicated to look just like another user this is where the fraud takes place.What is annoying is that Valve / Steam
has absolutely no way to submit an actual ticket that I am aware of in-order to deal with a person doing this it's been 72 hours i've reported the bot at least 5 times, faking his identity of another bot, and Trade Scamming, no action has been taken by valve, as they seem to welcome this type of behavior with open arms.https://www.reddit.com/r/opskins/comments/4742c4/common_scams_to_watch_out_for/
OPSkins also confirmed with me this bot is not one of theirs and is fake although $30 loss isn't a lot imagine this happening to people with Precious DOTA 2 items, a Liver Streamer, for example, is streaming and they go to put an item to OPBots and someone faking an OPbot sends a trade request for an item, that person can potentially lose thousands of dollars worth of items or an item in seconds with no way to combat this or get the item back as Valve does not seem to take this seriously.
If you check the bot's inventory they also have many items from H1Z1, DOTA 2, and CSGO which have also been stolen from other people, And this is a crime as items can be sold for "Steam Currency" and then used to sell games / Keys from sites like G2A, or be used to cash out money through legitimate 3rd party skin selling sites.
I don't care about $38 being lost in a scam I should have been aware of if I paid more attention, I care about the user / group of people who are allowed to keep doing this type of activity that should be illegal, and how Valve doesn't Terminate the accounts openly doing this to prevent the user from being able to make a living off scamming other people which should be illegal.