Everyday I go check the scammer section and I see more and more of it happeneing. Members go ahead and do deals, and go first with other members who dont have much more rep than them. This leads to scams that could have been prevented if members just took several precautions. I know that this post is just another reminder and many member like uuuh, but this is for your own Muthead protection and barely a waste of time considering the amount of benefit it is for evry member.
1. User Profile Check
Many people just look at honors or overall to decide whether he is worth trading. That is a no-no. Honor is for posting nice things or benefiting the community by helping a member in need or any nice thing they do. HONORS ARE NOT FOR TRADING SO DO NOT JUDGE A USER BY THEIR HONORS. Also do not judge a person by overall. Overall is a reflection of their activeness on the forums and does not mean anything for trading. I have met alot of bronzes who are alot more legit or have more trading experiences than a elite or gold member for example.
Look at a members vouch or rep thread to see if they are legit. Usually a member with Also check a members clan because they may have high rep clan or an insurance policy. Many clans have a high rep, so see if they apart of clan with high rep. This is just a opinion though and you decide if you think that their clan is high rep,.
2. User Profile Questions
These questions can help you see if this member is legit.
How long has this member been on the site?Usually if a member is under 3 months, not usung a mm would not be safe because they just enetered the site,
How much longer or shorter has he been on the site than me? If you a re a new member and that member has only been a bout 1 month more than you, that does not give him any right for you to go first
What is his trading experience? How long has this member been tradiing accoding to his vouch thread or rep thread?
What do I do if there is no rep thread or vouch thread for the member? Use middlemen , no other choice because their is no proof of him trading from other members.
How many MHC vouched is good enough?Around 20 MHC is safe enough but still never 100% safe
These are some of the questions you can ask.
How big is my MHC deal? The larger you MHC deal the more need of a middleman should be used.
Even if this member maybe have a high rep, that does not mean the bet is safe. there have been many cases where members with really high rep have scammed. The only way you are safe is using a middleman. Middlemen provide their service free.
There is always a middleman available on the TMM list or Madden Mobile Middleman list. Just pm them. Using a middleman is the safest way for members to trade. Also if somehow a middleman scams you even though it is very unlikely, a middleman is always backed up by some MHC. So using a middleman is always safe and is no trouble at all.
Using a middlemen means that you dont have to ask any of those questions. It always the safest way.
Also be sure to check out if the vouches they have are legitimate. When I first joined, I had a guy PM asking about selling me MHC. He wanted me to go first but the MHC he had vouched was 1) from bronze members (who couldn't vouch) and 2) their original post wasn't updated with those who asked to have their vouches removed. Trade safe guys!
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