Just a few reminders for those of you who haven't read the OP of the Player to Player transfers thread as well as some of my own tidbits:
Low post count users who just opened accounts and only post in the p2p transfers thread should be dealt with caution. Same goes for poker site names, with very little to no activity on them.
Always research who you are trading with even if they say "Have trades in this thread" Check to see what trades, how much, when, who sent first, networks, all relevant SNs etc.
If an account (2p2 or poker) has been inactive for quite some time and suddenly appears in the p2p transfers thread looking to trade, proceed with caution and do not hesitate to question said trader.
If you decide to transfer and feel safe with another poster to do so, don't be ashamed to trade in incriments even if it takes sometime to complete. Remember, better safe than sorry.
There are many tools out there to check the credibility of a poker name: Sharkscope
, Official Poker Rankings
, Poker Table Ratings
to name a few will show detailed results for said usernames and should always be used when trading with someone, consider it a background check.
Avoid making trades offsite. All transfers with posters should be dealt with in the appropriate player to player transfers thread. Posters suggesting AIM, Skype, Yahoo etc to converse and trade as apposed to 2p2 should be avoided.
Don't worry about making a speedy transfer, ask as many questions you feel the need to secure yourself with before proceeding to transfer funds. Do not feel out of place asking for references or links to succesful trades in the thread already for verification.
If a poster has a checkered past either on here or another online forum for whatever reason, always proceed with caution. Do not hesitate to ask questions regarding their reputation.
Feel free to cross check a posters poker name, with either 2p2 or other online forums if different from their forum name. It's common for a scammer to have been banned using their poker name as a username or similar at one point and are now using a different alias.
Always remember If a trade looks to good, it probably is. No one is here to give money away, so don't fall for it.
Edit/MH: 11. Ask your prospective trading partner to sit with you on the relevant sites' tables to verify they have the funds available and that they own the screennames, by chatting with you. If they say their chat is banned, (a scammer's common line when they know the player they are impersonating doesn't chat), do not trade, and post the facts in this thread.