Is Skinport Safe and Secure?
Find out why Skinport is the safest site to buy and sell your skins on and what we do to ensure the best experience for our customers.
You are looking to buy or sell items like CSGO skins or Dota2 Arcanas and are unsure if Skinport is safe to use? Skinport is a marketplace for virtual items that allows you to buy and sell items for CSGO, Dota2, Team Fortress 2 and Rust. Since our start in 2019, over 1.5 million items have been sold on Skinport, with thousands more changing owners every day. Skinport is a registered company in Germany – Therefore, you can benefit from the high security standards required by German and European law.
So, the short answer to the question of this article is yes, Skinport is legit and 100% safe to use. To find out how we offer our customers the highest possible security, we have put together a small overview of how the process of buying and selling on Skinport works and how the safety of our customers is our top priority.
Buying on Skinport
Buying your new skins or items on Skinport is easy and safe. All the skins you see on our website are in the inventory of one of our bots. This means, that you are always guaranteed to receive your bought items right away. The whole process is automatic so that you can get the skins sent to your Steam account after you purchased them. If your newly bought skins are trade locked, they are kept safely in your Skinport inventory and can be requested as soon as the trade lock is over.
Skinport does not have any on-site balance, so if you are looking to buy skins, you do not need to top-up your balance before you can purchase them. Simply add the items you want to your cart and pay with one of many supported payment methods. Our payment provider Adyen, the same provider used by companies like Spotify, eBay and Uber, handles all payments for us. The whole process is fully compliant with the strict PSD2 EU-directive to ensure a fast and secure payment for our customers that is no different from any other online shopping.
Selling on Skinport
If you are looking to sell skins for cash, Skinport offers you the safest and easiest way to do so. You can list your items on Skinport for the price you want for them. After that, you will receive a trade offer from one of our bots. Once you accepted the offer, the items are listed on the website. You are always in full control of your items while they are listed on Skinport, meaning that you can change the price of your items or cancel the listing at any time before it is sold.
When you have sold your items, the money is sent to your linked bank account or credit card automatically. Skinport is the only skin marketplace that is fully compliant with the high standards of European directives and local laws and regulations. Any money you make with your sales is yours. It is kept in a separate account under your name, Skinport does not have access to it. This ensures that our customer’s funds and items are always protected and safe, making Skinport the best option to sell your items for cash.
To ensure this highest possible protection for your money, Skinport cannot offer payouts to every country in the world due to compliance reasons. Therefore, some countries might not be able to sell skins yet. We are constantly working on supporting more countries though, so keep an eye on our Twitter account to not miss out on any announcements.
Skinport is not just the safest option from a technical standpoint, we are also excellently rated by our customers on Trustpilot with over 2000 positive reviews. We pride ourselves on offering you the safest and best experience while shopping or selling at Skinport. Our support is always happy to answer any questions or help you with any problems, just send us a ticket on our website.
Keeping your account safe
An important part of safety while trading your items is to keep your Steam account protected. To find out how to avoid common scams and what precautions you can take to not fall for them, make sure to check out our guide on this topic.