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Old December 13th, 2013 (11:42 PM).
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I did some search on scam related trading in Trade Corner, it seems they are none at the moment, I think. If I did something wrong, please do forgive me all mighty moderators. :-)

I've been to other Pokemon trading site, and have been reading a lot about their trading scams. Most notably, a shiny egg hatch scams. Those thieves are taking away trainers shiny pokes instead of their promise to give the pokemon back once it is hatch from the egg.

I did most of my trades in Pokecommunity, so I have never experience such scam. Well, thanks to all the trustworthy community member. Thank you!

Now, have you ever been scammed?
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Old December 14th, 2013 (07:15 AM).
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Sadly I haven't found anyone with a TSV that i need so I've yet to even hatch a shiny...
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Old December 14th, 2013 (11:12 AM).
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Never been scammed on here. Haven't done any shiny egg hatching with SV and seeing as how it's been fixed won't ever be able to. Have done trading in the Trade corner and Quick trade and have yet to be scammed. Have actually made some good trading friends that I usually trade with. This community is one of the most legit I have joined. Kudos PokeCommunity!
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Old December 14th, 2013 (12:14 PM).
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Never been scammed on PC neither. All the trades I've done here have been nice. The mods are pretty strict on scams which I really like about them

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Old December 15th, 2013 (05:06 AM). Edited January 19th, 2014 by tabor62.
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Actually... I'm afraid there have been cases, the forum mods mantain a blacklist with all of them: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=7748613#7748613

If you ever get scammed, report it and the culprit will get a 3 9-point permanent infraction. Save all the PM's in your conversation too.
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Old January 15th, 2014 (09:54 PM).
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I was scammed only once, back near X&Y release when I was looking for Pokerus, but It wasn't anything significant. Some users on GTS will put a comment on their Pokemon such as "Has Pokerus" or "Has 3 Pft IVs" or "Has Hidden Ability" or similar, but since you are unable to see the summary of the Pokemon on GTS, there's no way to know until you do the trade..

So on GTS I traded a Pinsir for a Scyther which the comment stated: "has Pokerus", so when I got it, it of course didn't have Pokerus. Or the other day I was looking for a Fletchling with it's Hidden Ability, so I did a few blind trades on GTS, one where I posted a Snivy asking for a Fletchlinder with Gale Wings, of course the one I got didn't have it, then I did 3 trades with ones posted, one that stated it had it, of course didn't but then one of the two that had no comment, actually had it, was female (so able to breed it and pass the ability along), Japanese (so better shiny chance), and with 3 perfect IVs to boot :D!
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Old January 16th, 2014 (01:19 PM).
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Yep. I've ALMOST been scammed here. I was to trade away one of my shinies... i can't remember which one it was. Anyway, it was supposed to be a 2 for one trade. I was giving him 2 of my pokemon for one of his. He wanted to trade me a Bunnelby for the first one. I asked him to trade me his shiny Bulbasaur first for my shiny. lol

He said he couldn't find Bulbasaur anymore.

What a n00b.

Needless to say I didn't trade him. That was my closest experience to being ripped off here.
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Old January 16th, 2014 (01:50 PM).
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I am relatively new here, and have never been ripped off thankfully. ^ ^

It's nice, most people here seem to be very nice and trustworthy.
I have even become friends with a few of the people I have traded with~
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Old January 16th, 2014 (02:24 PM).
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Quote originally posted by XxCassiexX:
Yep. I've ALMOST been scammed here. I was to trade away one of my shinies... i can't remember which one it was. Anyway, it was supposed to be a 2 for one trade. I was giving him 2 of my pokemon for one of his. He wanted to trade me a Bunnelby for the first one. I asked him to trade me his shiny Bulbasaur first for my shiny. lol

He said he couldn't find Bulbasaur anymore.

What a n00b.

Needless to say I didn't trade him. That was my closest experience to being ripped off here.
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Old January 19th, 2014 (03:28 PM). Edited January 19th, 2014 by LyokoGirl5000.
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I've been scammed on Pokecommunity. The mods were very helpful in resolving it even though I can't get my Pokemon back.

My trade policy is that if someone is unsatisfied with a trade because of a mistake I made, I'll trade back no questions asked.
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Old January 19th, 2014 (04:56 PM).
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So far I been lucky, of the many trades I have done (in various Pokemon forums not just PokeCommunity) all have been successful, and the other person who traded with me has also been happy as well.

Sorry to hear that some have had bad experience.
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Old March 1st, 2014 (07:51 PM).
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Haven't been scammed here. I did get scammed at the GTS though. I was collecting legends before bank and I saw an Azelf, there person was asking for a heat ran and said the Azelf was 5IV. I though, YOLO, and decided to go for it. Of course it was not 5IV, but glad those things are easy to dispose of at that time
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Old March 1st, 2014 (08:01 PM).
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I just joined last month and have done some trades here and there and so far no scams yet Its really great that people here can be trusted
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Old March 2nd, 2014 (03:14 PM).
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Blah, the GTS is a terrible place to trade, unless you're just trying to complete the pokedex or something. The messages saying like "6IVs" or "hidden ability" are almost never accurate. ]:

I prefer trading through forums, but I haven't traded on PC yet. I traded a few times on a past pokemon forum and it was fine, though there were a LOT of scamming incidents there.

I've learned though, through witnessing NUMEROUS scams, you should always try to trade with people you trust. Close friends, staff members, traders with a good reputation and/or have been around the site for a good while... if you are trading with a complete stranger, you should take the following precautions...
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-Check the summary of the other pokemon before you complete the trade. Okay, so you can't check IVs if it's level 1, but if it's a higher level you can probably input the stats in a IV calculator and get a rough estimate... This way you can also check things like moves, abilities, natures, that kind of stuff to make sure it's really what they said it is.
-Never trade 2 for 1. Only trade one pokemon for one pokemon.
-Check dat public blacklist (that Went linked)... ctrl + F and see if the friend code or any other information is on that list.


Just stuff I've learned Don't like seeing people get ripped off.
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Old March 2nd, 2014 (06:14 PM).
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I've never personally been scammed, but I was accused of it once by someone who legitimately sent me an egg with the wrong shiny value. Even had EV prove it for me.

The only time I have really been aware of someone being scammed was before the ban on shiny mew, and back in gen 5, when someone on the forums traded an obviously hacked (and I mean it was SUPER obvious) for a bunch of awesome shiny Pokemon.
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (12:51 AM).
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I don't know if it counts, but I literally put a level 1 Omanyte on the GTS ages ago. Just went back to put something else up, turns out I got an Articuno out of it. I feel some people are really dumb.
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (01:47 AM).
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I don't know if it counts, but I literally put a level 1 Omanyte on the GTS ages ago. Just went back to put something else up, turns out I got an Articuno out of it. I feel some people are really dumb.
Nah not a scam
I did the same, but with a bronzong on the gts, i farmed about 20 legendaries. It doesn't work anymore
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (04:24 AM).
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this place is great! I'm so glad that I found this forum because I was able to secure many legit legendaries from gen 1-6 through trading with other reputable users.
GTS isn't that safe anymore when it comes to trading since there might be some people trading hacked pokemon to you.
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (04:45 AM).
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I have not been scammed here. I've received some hacks and Pokemon that was not what we agreed to trade, but they have been honest mistakes and the people involved have acted very maturely about it. It is great to know that people are this way.
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (06:51 AM).
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I've seen scams a lot around here, but it isn't a new phenomenon with XY. It's been happening on and off for years as there are always dishonest people. When I do shiny egg giveaways, that's what they are... giveaways. If it doesn't hatch shiny for you, either your TSV is wrong or I ♥♥♥♥ed up (unlikely ;)).
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Old March 6th, 2014 (05:02 PM).
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I once was scammed on an old D/P site. I had a couple of chained shinies ( I was pretty durn good at chaining in that game) and I was trading them off for perfect IV/ nature match ups. Well it's easy to say you have these when you don't, I lost ALL of them to scams and all the users were banned. Didn't help that I had a bunch of POS pokemon now. I, however, have had no such experience on this site. It's pretty secure over all.
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Old March 13th, 2014 (06:59 PM).
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I was almost scammed a few years ago, but it wasn't anything major. I was then harassed over mic by the individual who I believe was trying to con a decent-IV Eevee out of me in exchange for a Totodile that was supposed to have a certain moveset and nature. I took my time to discover that it in fact did not have what was promised whilst being rushed by the other individual.

I'm not 100% sure of details. I just know that the person thereafter tried to do it again with a different FC and forum name (I recognized the voice over the mic) with a different Pokemon. It was really, really stupid lol
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I've being seeing scam shiny for days now i got some ligit shines
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Old April 3rd, 2014 (08:54 PM).
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I've being seeing scam shiny for days now i got some ligit shines
Like on PC or just generally? I've only been scammed on the GTS never PC love this community's trade place!! Thanks Cordelia, Absol, Keiran, and tabor62 for their great mod work
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Old April 5th, 2014 (01:54 PM).
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Well recently i've seen a lot of random passerby's trying to trade me a gengar with gengarite and saying its a shiny. I can't really tell the difference O.o.
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