I recently joined the site in August, and am not as active as other members in the community (specifically in the rocket league one). Scammers are getting out of control tho.
So far I have not seen any punishment for them. Many just block you, and delete posts where other users call them out. One particular guy has changed his profile name and picture at least 5 times… I am glad the return policy has been successful in my case (got refunded 3 times people tried to scam me, 1 more in the process right now) but it’s frustrating to still see this users online still scamming others.
There is not even a need for GameFlip to hire more staff or be more active (they already seem to be barely holding up in that department). All that would be necessary is to keep deleted posts in an a tab (maybe named archived). New users could check it out and see all the comments scammers are trying to hide. Could also have the ability to still rate an user after a purchase fell through, so they can have a negative review that says they are scamming. Or maybe also keeping comments enabled on Sold Items. Since those stick there for a while, someone who just got scammed could warn others, and the scammer wouldn’t be able to delete it. Also limiting the number of times you can change your name and picture for a certain period of time wouldn’t hurt much of your user base.