Victims: Too numerous to list. Potentially this affects everybody who trades Scammer: steamID: STF2 steamID32: STEAM_0:0:38821478 steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198037908684 customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/madking5150 steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198037908684 steamID: smokedgouda001 steamID32: STEAM_0:0:13150697 steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197986567122 customURL: steamrepURL: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197986567122 Description: Summary The TF2 Spreadsheet admin used his anonymous Forum accounts, PrellisV_2.0, Madking, and SmokedGouda to inflate prices of items that he was trading and to gain exposure for his own trades on the Steam Trading Forums. He also used the same shill accounts to attack competing spreadsheets and pricing sites, and to promote his own spreadsheet, without revealing his obvious conflict of interest. Additional: The TF2 Spreadsheet admin bought a Strange Botkiller Medi Gun for 8 keys at a time when they were trading for less than 10 keys, and he then gave this item a price of 10-16 Keys on his Spreadsheet. This unjustified new Spreadsheet price caused the market price to rise. He then sold the Medi Gun for a quick profit and adjusted the Spreadsheet price down. Details The accounts listed above, smokedgouda001 and STF2, are controlled by the administrator of the TF2 Spreadsheet at tf2spreadsheet.blogspot.com The Spreadsheet admin also controls at least three Steam Forum accounts: Madking (STF2) - http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/member.php?u=1069704 SmokedGouda - http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/member.php?u=933713 PrellisV_2.0 - http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/member.php?u=979535 You MUST be logged into a Steam Forum account, or you will probably just get an error message if you try to look at those pages. If required, we can confirm that the first two forum accounts are linked to their respective Steam accounts: 1, They include the steam account ID64 in their profile, and the Steam trading forum requires this to be verified for forum access. 2, Item history at TF2Items shows the items being traded by the forum account were owned by the Steam account at the same time. IMPORTANT: Dunken_Fool at Valve has "confirmed that the SPUF forum accounts mentioned are all owned by the same user and banned the accounts for being used to deceive other users." http://www.reddit.com/r/tf2trade/comments/yk9ji/psa_i_believe_the_tf2_pricing_spreadsheet_at/c5we6p6 You can read a much more detailed description here at Reddit, which includes a response from somebody claiming to be the TF2 Spreadsheet admin. http://www.reddit.com/r/tf2trade/comments/yk9ji/psa_i_believe_the_tf2_pricing_spreadsheet_at/ Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/1cb2a#0 (many thanks to r_dageek on Reddit for gathering these!) This is a huge and complicated case, so undoubtedly there will be many questions. It's difficult to know which screenshots to supply, because there are potentially hundreds. Please let me know what additional information I can provide. One additional point: One Steamrep admin has been on SmokedGouda's friend list for a long time. I'm certainly not attempting to imply any wrongdoing or involvement in this case, just that it's probably best that anybody on the accused scammer's friendlist is not involved in the investigation.