Ok, so you're looking to do a trade, your games for someone elses, but how do you know you can trust that the other person isn't a scammer? Well, follow some of these tips, and you'll avoid any problems or being scammed.
- Usually scammers will just sign up and ask to trade, they wont waste time getting to know members and posting around being helpful. Be wary of users with less than 10 posts asking to trade, I'd generally not trade with anyone with less than 25 posts at least.
- Make sure the user provides proof, the correct proof being a photo of the downloads list showing whatever they are sharing while holding a peice of paper saying "Username @ HaxNetwork". Now, this isn't always solid proof, take note of the PSN name in the corner of the TV, if it varies from their HaxNetwork username ask them to send you a PSN message from the account they will be sharing from to prove they own it, scammers can take an already uploaded picture of someone elses trade thread and edit the text on the paper to reflect their HaxNetwork username.
- If possible, try and do the trade over a video call using something like Skype or Windows Live Messenger. If at any time you see the other person do anything that you don't want, like going to change information, log back in to your PSN account and it will log the other person out instantly.
- Check out the user's iTrader points, go to their profile and you'll see it. Good iTrader points indicate a successful trade, more of these a user has, the less change of the user being a scammer.
- Do some research on the user, go to their profile and find more posts by them to get to know what type of person they are.
- Change your password to a temporary one before trading, after the trade, change it back.
- Last but not least, if anything doesn't sound right, just don't go through with the trade.
If you think any tips could be added to this post, PM me.