First time poster. I got scammed today (November 2).
I dont use personal trades to buy my items because of scammers (got scammed way back on patch 1.0.1 or 1.0.2 when they were doing the gems stack switch), so since then I havent done any personal trades at all. This time it was for a belt, witching hour, luckly it was just 80m. The person (Notloc#1462 and maybe johanfenix#1656) put the right item, I checked it, put my money in there and after the few seconds delay I hit accept. It seems that I should have checked AFTER I put my gold in, oooops.
My issue is this, Blizzard doesnt take any responsability for scammer, which I understand, but dont tell me that there arent steps they can take to help it prevent it, much like they did with the 1-2 seconds delay on trade chat. For example, a visual effect and/or sound when an item is being replaced on the trade window, or when the gold ammount has been changed (as to protect both parties).
In every patch Blizzard fixes dozens of issues, including some animations and visual effect, how hard would it be to add simple changes like the one suggested when it could help fix one of the biggest issues in the game today.
Economy is a big part of Diablo, and one I enjoy a lot, however I miss on a big part of it (player to player trade) because of the distrust that system inspires.