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This is absolute crap. "This time only"? How are you suppose to know if someone gifting something to your account acquired it fraudulently or not? They should make an exception EVERY time, especially if you have over 1000$ worth of games on your account.

My guess is they just say that. Rofl, I honestly doubt they have a database where they note "this guy already got his one time exception for accepting a gift game that was fraudulently purchased." It's a scare tactic.
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So what happens when they ban your account? You can't play your games anymore?
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So what happens when they ban your account? You can't play your games anymore?
I think you can't even log in,
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This is absolute crap. "This time only"? How are you suppose to know if someone gifting something to your account acquired it fraudulently or not? They should make an exception EVERY time, especially if you have over 1000$ worth of games on your account.
You don't have to install it. If you have questions regarding the "gift" you can always contact the person that gifted it to you to see how it was obtained or you can contact Valve to make absolutely certain it's on the up and up. I doubt an in console gift would raise any red flags and get your account closed.

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Congrats on getting your account back
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I think is dumb to ban your account on all the games. I'm starting to hate services that requires steam or origin to run a game.


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You don't have to install it. If you have questions regarding the "gift" you can always contact the person that gifted it to you to see how it was obtained or you can contact Valve to make absolutely certain it's on the up and up. I doubt an in console gift would raise any red flags and get your account closed.

~Ceadder
I think unless its someone I know in real life, I would open a ticket with steam and at least ask them. Although I have a strong feeling they would just tell you "if you don't know then don't install it".
post #178 of 181
I had this happen to my old steam account and never got it back. Good to see you did.
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This happened to me when i bought a map pack, paid with paypal and didn't realise that my credit card was out of date. I got the same conclusion, a message saying that this was a one off exception (giving my account back) which i take to mean that if it happens again, bye, bye games.
I now have separate steam accounts for the few games i play as i don't see why i should lose every single game i own for a genuine mistake.
 
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post #180 of 181
Glad you got it back.

Still, it's this stuff that encourages piracy. I know if this had happend to me and they refused to give it me back, i'd be a bit more then just bitter about it....
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