Valve has updated their
, saying they will no longer be returning items to scam victims,
saying "All trade scams can be avoided." To that end, they offer an extensive
guide on scam avoidance. Here's the explanation for why items will not be
Our community assigns an item a value that is at least
partially determined by that item's scarcity. If more copies of the item are
added to the economy through inventory rollbacks, the value of every other
instance of that item would be reduced.
We sympathize with people who fall victim to scams, but we provide enough
information on our website and within our trading system to help users make good
trading decisions. All trade scams can be avoided.