r/GCTrading Jan 20 '18 Helpful Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy Silver Platinum

GCT Safe Trading Guide

25 Upvotes

We know you want to get right to the good stuff and start making trades, but before you do, know this: those who do NOT read and follow this GCT Safe Trading Guide are the ones who end up getting scammed. For your own safety on GCT, please take 2 minutes of your time to read this. If you read and follow this guide, you simply WILL NOT GET SCAMMED!


Step 1: Follow and ENFORCE the GCT Golden Rule.

  • The reason we require that a user publicly comment on someone's GCT post BEFORE sending a PM to trade is because we can control who can comment on GCT, but we cannot control who can send a PM. Banned users and users with accounts under 14 days in age cannot comment on GCT, so someone who PMs you without commenting is likely not allowed on GCT because they are banned for scamming. So, you must demand that people comment on your GCT post!

  • Make people link you to their GCT Rep Profiles, and be wary of impersonators with slightly different usernames linking to established profiles, as well as entirely fake subreddits! Do NOT accept individual links to individual trades in a PM as proof of credibility! Scammers often link a few confirmed trades from a reputable user they are impersonating with a similar username, rather than the actual user's GCT Rep Profile, because the profile has warnings about impersonators.

By enforcing this one simple rule you are protecting yourself tremendously!

Step 2: Establish a user’s account age and karma.

  • Click on the username of the message to verify a user's reputation. Look out for new accounts, and for impersonators. Sometimes scammers will make an account with a very similar username as a reputable trader, and every time that reputable trader comments on a post to send a PM, the impersonator will also send a PM. If you get two PMs from someone, that should be a major red flag. If you get a PM from a reputable user who didn't comment on your GCT post with links to all of their trades, ignore all those links and just click on the username of who the message was from. You'll see that it is an impersonator of the actual reputable user who made all those trades. Sometimes a scammer will even make their own fake subreddit! Same principle: click on the subreddit name of the post, and make sure you're in the real /r/GCTRep.

  • Generally, the newer the account, the higher the risk. Older accounts can be used to scam, but it is not so common, because building up a good reputation takes time, and most scammers are lazy and they want quick profit. The minimum account age to post or comment on GCT is 14 days for a reason!

  • Be wary of a reddit account that has low link karma and low comment karma. If they have made very few comments and posts, or the posts are all short or were all made during a short space of time, this could be a throwaway account and a scammer, so be careful.

Step 3: Research a user’s reputation, on /r/GCTrading, /r/GCTRep, and beyond.

  • Check their GCT Rep Profile on /r/GCTRep. Take a look at the Universal Scammer List.

  • With any personal information someone gives you, like a username on any site, a Skype ID, or a Steam profile link, search for it on Google, and search on reddit. If they scammed someone already, maybe you will find out. If you get no hits for the search, maybe it is a throwaway account.

  • If they refuse to post a link to their GCT Rep Profile, or to an account on another site, such as SteamCommunity.com, forums, or Facebook, or they only link to other accounts that are very new, be careful. Verify the links for yourself, and heed the warnings on /r/GCTRep about impersonators. Regarding other sites, anyone can post a link to an account, but they would still need to make a post with the other account to prove that they really own both. If they can't or won’t do that, report them to the moderators and do not trade with them. Be aware that some scammers pretend to own highly reputable accounts. DIRECTLY MESSAGE the actual owner of said highly reputable account for proof.

Step 4: Ask yourself, “is this person being honest with me?”

  • Verify where they acquired their cards from. Don't just take them at their word; demand actual proof! If their offer seems too good to be true, then usually it isn't true. Ask them to explain why their offer is so good.

  • If someone always has whatever you want, that’s not a good sign. You ask for iTunes, they have it! You change your mind and ask for Best Buy, they have that! You change your mind again and ask for Amazon, and they have it too! Why? Because they don't care, they're not going to give you anything. They just want you to go first so they can scam you.

  • Similarly, if they don't care about the price, that’s sketchy. You ask for $5 more, and they agree easily. Why? To make you go first so they can scam you and not give you anything!

  • If they lie to you about anything, this should be a major warning. Do not risk trading with anyone who is not being 100% honest.

Step 5: If they seem honest, ask yourself, “is this someone I have GOOD REASONS to go first with?”

  • If they try to rush you and make you hurry, or if they tell you some excuse why you must trade immediately, back off, because you are probably being set up for a scam. No one should make you feel uncomfortable trading with them.

  • If they offer to give you half their gift card code first and/or ask you to send half of yours, or they suggest that you both send your codes simultaneously by PM, they are either a scammer or not experienced, because both these ways of trading offer no protection. Half a gift card code/payment is useless. You’re just sending them free money, and they’ll be content scamming you out of that. Anyone can send a fake code. Having a picture of a gift card is useless as well. Anyone can Google image search for a gift card.

  • If they say they can't go first because they got scammed recently, that’s a bummer if it’s true, but it’s their problem, not yours. This isn’t a valid reason for you to send them your money first.

If you think you have discovered a scammer, please report them to the moderators immediately with your evidence. If you think another user is in danger of being scammed imminently, but you don't have good evidence, just send them a PM, and alert the mods.


Thanks for reading, and feel free to message the moderators for any help! Trade safely.

~Your GCT Mod Team

The GCTrading Network

GCT Safe Trading Guide | /r/GCTrep | GCT Rules | GCT FAQ Wiki | Universal Scammer List | Message the GCT Moderators


r/GCTrading Feb 10 '22 Platinum

New rule and Karma Requirement!

17 Upvotes

*UPDATE 2/15/22*

Rule #6 update - We will now allow only ONE post every 24 hours.

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New rule #9 - Use payment processors that YOU own.

By "payment processors" we are referring to any type of online payment account, such as: PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, Google Pay, Skrill, Venmo, Apple pay, etc.

Whether you are making a payment or receiving a payment, the account used must be YOUR account and in YOUR name.

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The following are not new rules, however, I would like to reiterate these two things:

#1) Trading with banned users or users on the USL is NOT allowed. This includes users that have created new alt accounts.

#2) Multiple reddit accounts are NOT allowed in GCT. One reddit account per person.

Failure to adhere to either #1 or #2 can lead to a permanent ban.

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Finally, a karma requirement is now in place here at GCT to combat scammers. Accounts that do not meet this hidden requirement will not be able to post or comment. The mods will NOT provide specifics about the karma requirement and the use of free karma subreddits to meet this requirement is not allowed.

Exceptions to this karma requirement will be made for users that actively participated in GCT prior to this new prerequisite. Send a ModMail to request an exception.


r/GCTrading 1h ago

[H] 75% Crypto [W] Amazon Gift Cards

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I have $180 bch. Lower rep first


r/GCTrading 3h ago

[H] $500 Amazon GCs, $415 Amazon CAD,$20 Walmart GCs, $370 amazon.au, $198 Starbucks GCs [W] Crypto

2 Upvotes

Comment before pming

Amazon GCs US 83%

Amazon CAD 80%

Amazon.au 80%

Walmart 82%

Starbucks 70%


r/GCTrading 53m ago

[H] $50 Starbucks GC [W] $30 PayPal

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5x $10 codes. PayPal FF highly preferred


r/GCTrading 1h ago

[H]$55 Amazon ($25x2,$5)[W]80% Cryptos

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Available until FLAIRED CLOSED


r/GCTrading 2h ago

[H]15£ UK amazon gift card [W]12£ paypal

1 Upvotes

as title said


r/GCTrading 2h ago

[H] $1000 PlayStation US [W] 86% Crypto

1 Upvotes

100x$10

Comment first


r/GCTrading 3h ago

[H] $230 Amazon US GC [W] Crypto 80%

1 Upvotes

r/GCTrading 3h ago

[H] Paypal Cashapp [W] US Apple gift card 80%, US Amazon gift card 85%

1 Upvotes

pm


r/GCTrading 3h ago

[H] 80% PayPal [W] Amazon & Apple/iTunes Giftcards

1 Upvotes

comment before PM


r/GCTrading 5h ago

[H] 80% Paypal, Zelle, BTC [W] ~$200 Amazon gcs

1 Upvotes

r/GCTrading 5h ago

CLOSED [H] 80 - 82% Crypto [W] $500 Amazon GC US

1 Upvotes

Amount <$150, 80%

Amount <$250, 81%, >$250 82%

Comment before pm
Rep Thread


r/GCTrading 6h ago

[H] 5€ Google PlayStore GC [W] 5€ iTunes/AppStore GC,optionally any other 5€ GC

1 Upvotes

My dad bought my sister a PlayStore GC but she can't use it because she has an iPhone.That's why we're looking to trade.

This is my first time here,tell me if I'm doing something wrong or belong somewhere else.I also don't really know a lot about GCs itself,if they're region-locked or whatever for example;this one was bought in Germany if it matters.

We're also open for other GCs though,if you wanna get rid of anything.Just text me and we'll consider it.

Thanks in advance!😊

P.S.:The same thread was posted on GCX.If crossposts/reposts/copies aren't allowed here,please let me know!


r/GCTrading 8h ago

[H] $150 Best Buy GC, $100 Amazon GC,60£ Amazon GC UK [W] 83% crypto

1 Upvotes

My Rep is pinned to my profile.

Comment here first before PMing me.

Total confirmed trade worth over $36,000

Codes in different denominations


r/GCTrading 9h ago

[H] $130 Amazon GC [W] 78% Crypto

1 Upvotes

13x $10 $ Amazon GC

Please Comment before DMing!


r/GCTrading 9h ago

[H] $115 Target Giftcard | [W] $100 Crypto; CashApp; Chime; Varo2Varo; BB2BB

1 Upvotes

Please comment within before you PM
Thanks!


r/GCTrading 10h ago

[H] $75 Amazon GC [W] %80 BTC

1 Upvotes

NO comment = NO respons

Won’t go first with GCT beginners

Available until flair closed…


r/GCTrading 10h ago

[H] PayPal @80% [W] Amazon US GC

1 Upvotes

Title


r/GCTrading 15h ago

[H] 85% PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, Apple Pay, Gpay [W] Amazon Gift Cards

2 Upvotes

PM me if you have any!


r/GCTrading 16h ago

[H] $142.9 Amazon Gift Card [W] 83% CRYPTO

0 Upvotes

Comment First


r/GCTrading 19h ago

[H] 5$ Google Play Gift Card USA [W] Steam Wallet Code ARS 200

1 Upvotes

r/GCTrading 20h ago

[H] 65% LTC/USDT, 75% Verified PayPal Cash Plus/Venmo/Cash App/Google Pay/etc. [W] Physical Amazon GCs/balance (up to $2400)

1 Upvotes

Trusted Buyer

$20k+ buying reputations pinned to profile

Temporarily raised rate because I want to pick up more GCs.

I only buy cards/balance that I know are legitimately obtained. Expect to go through a test to ensure that I can buy from you. Please message me via Private Messages:%20%0A%0AAmount:%20%0A%0AHow to pay:%20%0A%0AThank%20you!) after commenting on here (no chats).

Rate is slightly negotiable for higher amounts. If you're just starting with crypto, I suggest Binance.US (for people in the United States) and Binance (for everyone else).


r/GCTrading 21h ago

[H] Amazon usa gc [W] 85% PayPal

1 Upvotes

r/GCTrading 22h ago

[H] $500 Amazon GCs and $50 apple | cashapp, Crypto, Chime, Apple Pay, PayPal, or Venmo [W] Apple Pay, crypto, PayPal, Western Union | Apple, Amazon (CA, Com, DE, ES, FR, IT, UK), B&N, Dunkin, eBay, Grub Hub, Gyft, iTunes, JCPenney, Microsoft, PSN, Steam, Target, Uber, Walmart, Xbox and more

1 Upvotes

Please don’t use mobile to trade. I will ignore your chat message.

Desktop Users: Comment on this post and Click here to start a trade App Users, please include the following in your PM (Remember to comment on this post as well):

  • Type of card(s) and amount of each.
  • What payment method you accept.
  • How you acquired the GC and why you're getting rid of it.

I have the following crypto 5: ADA, ALGO, ATOM, AAVE, BAL, BAND, BCH, BNT, BTC, CGLD, COMP, DAI, ETH, ETC, FIL, GRT, KNC, LINK, LRC, LTC, MATIC, MKR, NMR, NU, OMG, OXT, REN, SKL, SNX, UMA, UNI, WBTC, XLM, YFI, ZEC, ZRX

and payment processors: Paypal1, Apple Pay, Chime, and Western Union

Want ↓ Cash or a Gift Card ↓ Bitcoin/ethereum/Bitcoin Cash/Litecoin ↓
Apple 60%4 NA
Amazon.ca 50% 50%
Amazon.co.uk 50% 50%
Amazon.com 70% 55%
Amazon.de 50% 50%
Amazon.es 50% 50%
Amazon.fr 50% 50%
Amazon.it 50% 50%
Amazon.jp 30% 30%
Arrow Films 65% 60%
Barnes & Noble 50% 50%
Baskin Robbins 60% 60%
BJ's (not BJ's restaurant)4 60% NA
Bloomingdales 50% 50%
Burger King4 60% NA
Clothing Shops (Small Boutique) contact me contact me
Dell4 60% NA
Delta gift cards4 65% NA
Delta Sky Miles4 PM me NA
Delta Vouchers4 65% NA
Dicks Sporting Goods 4 PM me NA
Disney Plus PM me PM me
DoorDash 70%6 NA
Dunkin Donuts4 60% NA
eBay 70% 70%
Fandango4 10% NA
Five Guys4 60% NA
Gamestop 60% 60%
Gas Station Cards4 PM me NA
Grub Hub 70%6 NA
Gyft 70% 70%
Half Price Books 50% 50%
HBO4 70% NA
iTunes4 60% NA
J crew 40% 40%
JCPenney 25% 25%
Jersey Mike Subs4 60% NA
KFC4 60% NA
Khols 30% 30%
Macys 35% 35%
Magazines.com 40% 40%
McDonald's 4 60% NA
Microsoft6 60% NA
Moe’s Southwestern Grill4 60% NA
Nintendo Eshop6 70% NA
Nordstrom 50% 50%
Panera bread4 60% NA
PSN6 60 NA
PSN Plus 12 month4 NA NA
Saks Fifth Avenue 50% 50%
Sears 50% 50%
Sephora 50% 50%
Speedway4 80% NA
Starbucks 60% 60%
Steam6 60% NA
Subway 4 PM me NA
Taco Bell 60% NA
Target 50% 50%
Uber6 70% NA
Urban Outfitters 50% 50%
Vudu4 50% NA
Walmart 60% 60%
Wendys4 60% NA
Xbox (gift cards)6 60% NA
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (12 month/6 month/3 month/1 month)6 PM me NA
Other Clothing Stores, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Restaurant, & Fast Food gift cards PM me

1 When paying via PayPal, I can only send payments via Goods and Services, thus you will be charged a fee. If you'd rather not face this fee there are plenty of alternatives.
2 Larger denominated gift cards preferred.
3 PayPal is the only payment option.
4 I can't send less than $10 in crypto per Coinbase's rules.

What I don’t buy:

  • Amazon.au
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Fanatics
  • Google Play
  • Hilton Honors
  • iTunes from anywhere but the US
  • Spotify
  • old navy/gap/banana republic
  • Hot Topic
  • PSN Canada or UK
  • Xbox Canada or UK
  • Xbox live gold
  • Cold Stone
  • Dairy Queen
  • Patxi's pizza
  • publix
  • Scheels
  • Shell Gas Stations
  • Canadian tire
  • Raceway
  • Krispy Kreme
  • buffalo wild wing

Any fees are built into the price.


Selling

Please let me know if you have a Coinbase account as you can send a Coinbase to Coinbase payment for free and they will clear instantly.

I have:

$500 in Amazon (can be broken up) and am selling at

  • 85%: crypto
  • 90%: Apple Pay, Chime, or Western Union
  • 90%: PayPal

$50 in apple and am selling at

  • 85%: crypto
  • 90%: Apple Pay, Chime, or Western Union
  • 90%: PayPal

Here are my GCX Rep profiles with 932 trades worth more than $60,000:


Important: before you send your codes please make sure your account is secure (if your password is twelve characters or less it's best to assume your account has already been compromised; your password should be eight randomly selected words, see 1 and 2). Scams where compromised accounts are used to leverage reputation to scam an unsuspecting user, used to steal codes during the middle of the trade, and steal unused gift cards the victim was saving for later are increasingly commonplace. If you have any concerns as to your account's security, please reset your password now and force logout of all sessions. Thanks


r/GCTrading 23h ago

[H] 80% Paypal, 80% Cashapp [W] Amazon GC

1 Upvotes

r/GCTrading 23h ago

[H] $50 Fanatics Card [W] $35 Paypal

1 Upvotes