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Pending Appeal: 76561198128319964 - (lewan / BANNED BY SR)

Discussion in 'Change of Heart Appeals (BANNED BY SR)' started by Leωan, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    Appeal for BANNED BY SR

    Steam profile: 76561198128319964 (lewan)

    Appeal Plea: I committed the offense(s), I admit it
    Appeal Reason: [Change of Heart] I will never scam again.
    Victim Repayment: Yes, I repaid the victims of my offense(s)
    Previous Appeals: No, this is my first appeal here

    Alternate Accounts:
    | steamname: lewan tradeit.gg
    | steam3ID: [U:1:387900213]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:193950106
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198348165941
    | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/lewantf
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198348165941

    An account I use for playing TF2 and CSGO and try to do a bit of trading on, but with little success due to my backpack.tf ban for being an alt account of this account.

    | steamname: lewan
    | steam3ID: [U:1:47124681]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:23562340
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198007390409
    | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/lewan_tf2
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198007390409

    An account I use for playing TF2, currently inactive.

    | steamname: eZ sCaMz
    | steam3ID: [U:1:249679291]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:124839645
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198209945019
    | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/aaroncsn
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198209945019

    An account I used around 3 years ago with a friend scammer, tried scamming again but wasn't successful and gave up. No longer have access to the details to this account as the password was changed by my friend.

    I have numerous VAC banned accounts with CSGO as the only game and chose not to link them all (around 10 accounts) as firstly I cannot remember the details/steam profiles to all of them, and secondly, they don't have much relevance to the case as I've never made any trades / had any valuable items on them.​

    Appeal description:
    In May 2016 I scammed the user IamNotVeryGood_ out of a flip knife ultraviolet factory new. I saw the opportunity when offering to broker his knife to simply block him and take the knife. I was an immature, selfish kid to say the least. I wish not to be defined by this one act of selfishness I made 2.5 years ago and wish to trade freely across the Steam community without restriction. Ultimately, the SR ban means people choose not to take the risk when trading with me at all. There is not much more that can be said; I've done wrong, and I feel I've done all in my power to make it up to this person. I do not work and sacrificed the majority of my TF2 inventory to repay him. The money I obtained from the scam was lost gambling; the scam was primarily to feed my roulette addiction, but the money I have accumulated over time to form my current inventory was from various birthdays, holidays etc.

    Video evidence of the repayment:


    further images to support my case: View attachment 687245 View attachment 687246 View attachment 687247 View attachment 687248 View attachment 687249 View attachment 687250

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  2. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    my current account that I play on has been banned by steamrep for being an alt. was this automatic because it was extremely coincidental it happened when i submitted the report? just curious because no individual seemed to have reported me on it .
  3. IamNotVeryGood_

    IamNotVeryGood_ New User

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    I can confirm as the person that was scammed originally, that I have recieved a full repayment from Lewan, and truly do believe he regrets his actions and is arguably a better person now for having gone through this, he reached out to me off his own back and repaid me very quickly. If my word alone is worth anything at all, I believe this ban should be lifted.
  4. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    *UPDATE ON THE CASE*
    I have had a total of 3 successful scams. In which, 2 I was unsure whether to bring up because the offenses were committed while borrowing a friend's steam account while I had no phone (yes, as a matter of fact, he was completely aware of what I was doing). I made attempts to pay back both parties involved, 1 user has not been online for months and 1 rejected me trying to give back the items. Attached you will find evidence of both of these cases. Sorry; I wasn't trying to hide anything, I just didn't want this to come up later as the account I scammed on might be recognized as an alt account of me, despite me no longer having any access to the account details.
    I am happy to pay back both parties. I have sent an outgoing friend request to the user "Helios" and am happy to repay the amount if/when he returns online.

    | steamname: TyrodiousX14
    | steam3ID: [U:1:395131913]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:197565956
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198355397641
    | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/yunowrk
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198355397641

    This is the information for the user who rejected my repayment of 14 keys in items.

    | steamname: Helios
    | steam3ID: [U:1:395901262]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:0:197950631
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198356166990
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198356166990

    This is the information for the user who has not been online for 110 days, as of 28/11/18.

    This may worsen the outcome of my case, but I just wanted to make sure I was honest. https://backpack.tf/trust/76561198043821146 Here you can see how I was able to trace the accounts. I cannot myself provide trade history of the account I committed these TWO offenses on as it no longer belongs to me, BUT I can ask the owner of the account if needed. Any further trade history of any of my other accounts listed is further available. Here is all that you should need.

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  5. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    Sorry for excessive comments I'm not trying to bump my appeal, I swear this is the last one until I'm required to reply. I just want to briefly explain my motives for the second and third scams I committed: This seems very stupid but... I've wanted to be able to pay back IamNotVeryGood_ for at least a year now, maybe longer. I'd already been SR banned so for me everything in trading was over. I thought the only way I can pay him back is if I scam other people. When I got to my third and last scam I realised that, what on earth am I actually doing, this isn't solving anything this is just making matters worse. Getting unbanned on SteamREP isn't about paying back the user who got you banned it's about change, and evidently 1 year ago I hadn't fully grasped what change actually meant. I always knew I wanted to pay back IamNotVeryGood, but being able to get the money to do so has never been easy. Back then it was all about getting the tag removed, now, as much as I'd like it removed as overall that's what I'm here appealing for, I just want to make clear that even though it has passing 2 years since the offense, I've always wanted to undo what I'd done, and inevitably made 2 more silly mistakes.. I guess I'm just writing this because I want you to know that all my victims have been in my thoughts as people, not just opportunities to make a quick buck off online. I know that it's taken me a long time to raise the funds to pay back 115 keys as it is truly a lot of money to me, IamNotVeryGood argues that I repaid quickly but the truth is it's taken a very long time little by little. This isn't about pity, I just want to be known as honest, not defined by my scammer tag, and I just want whoever will be reviewing the case to appreciate that I'm not doing this just so I can be unbanned and trade again; It's so I can move past all this forever. We only get one shot at life, and I'm done making stupid mistakes, I will NEVER scam anyone EVER again. I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive myself for what I've done, but at least I can try to make things right with those who I've wronged.
    Honest apologies to whoever is reviewing my case for the excessive long messages.
  6. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    I know I'm not supposed to post any more replies as it's bumping the thread and no admin asked for it, but I needed to add that I've sent a tradeoffer to "Helios" the user who hasn't been online in now 149 days with the unusual that I scammed off him; not the exact same one by item history but same unusual effect and hat, which can be found here: https://backpack.tf/trust/76561198043821146.

    Although the tradeoffer has not been accepted yet, I didn't notice his trade url was on his profile so I sent him a tradeoffer that he can accept if/when he comes back online. The unusual has been in my inventory since 24/12/18 I just didn't take the initiative to check for a trade url.

    Attached are the images to support this. Thanks and hoping for the best. :cool:

    Okay, so obviously the tradeoffer expires after 15 days, which i wasn't aware of, but luckily enough the user 'Helios' has come back online. An exact replica of the unusual i scammed off him in december 2016 (same hat, same effect) has been given back to him. Here are are all necessary screenshots:

    I hope this is everything now. All i wish to do is tidy this unpleasantness away in the past. No more additional messages from me now, both victims have been repaid in full.

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  7. Helios 2

    Helios 2 New User

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    I can confirm that I have also received a full repayment from Lewan
  8. Leωan

    Leωan Banned on SteamRep

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    I didn't want to add anything further to this, but i feel as this is something notable that i've done to verify i'm not going to scam anyone ever again. Recently i borrowed a golden frying pan and spellbound antlers from an online friend known as "ludicrous" or "fatstormtrooper" who is currently ranked #2 in the backpack.tf rankings, we've never met, but he trusted me with $10,000 of his virtual items to use for a bit and give back, over time i've also become a moderator in his discord, featuring in a few of his videos on youtube and overall just becoming friends. I think, given that I borrowed $10,000 from someone I don't know IRL and have only known online for 1 year might be helpful towards my case. Here are the screenshots of me paying him back on time. I just wanna be welcomed back in to this community with open arms, that is all.

    regards,
    lewan

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