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Review Only Appeal Review for 76561198103216081 (Fester)

Discussion in 'SR Appeal Reviews' started by ☆Woof Mcfly☆, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. ☆Woof Mcfly☆

    ☆Woof Mcfly☆ Banned on SteamRep

    Appeal Review Request
    Reminder: Appeal reviews are not appeals!

    Reason for Appeal Review: New evidence not produced in your original appeal
    Past Appeal: https://forums.steamrep.com/threads/appeal-76561198103216081-conan-banned-by-sr.142958/

    Steam profile: 76561198103216081 (Fester)

    Make your case:
    Note before starting: **I had 2 steam alt accounts that were banned as well but I didn't find a place in this appeal review to place in, but they're banned under my steamrep profile.

    Dear SteamRep,

    I have now turned 18. It's been 5 years since my permanent ban and marking as a scammer and roughly 4 years since my appeal. Here is a little summary as to what happened:

    When I was 13, I scammed someone on TF2 by telling them I'd pay them for an Australium flamethrower through PayPal after they would give me the item through steam trade. The moment I got his item, I took off out of pure greed and never intended to pay him. However, when I found out he filed a report on me through SteamRep, I decided to repay him fully as confirmed in the SteamRep case. And as obvious, I was marked as a scammer and banned from all tf2 services as deserved.

    Following it out of frustration and sadness, I filed an appeal which was denied due to RWC scams not being accepted for appeals. And there, I was banned from everything.

    I came across the fact that when the scam took place, I never actually had a paypal account since I was underage (13) and you've got to be 18 years old to hold a paypal account. And no real world currency or money was involved in the process of the scam whatsoever, other than me simply taking his in-game TF2 items and running away with it, then refunding him later on with equivalent TF2 items in which he confirmed he was fully paid.

    I know I'm probably the worst breed of users you've got to deal with on your website as you see me as just another obnoxious scammer who's asking for forgiveness. I have been banned for 5 years now and taken off TF2 servers permanently ever since as deserved. Now that I am older and I'm going to university, holding a job and a solid mental state, I have grown to understand my mistake. I am simply asking for forgiveness and hope I can get a second chance to appeal for my situation as my case did not involve real world currency in my case.

    Thank you for reading this Sir/Madame,


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  2. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

    SteamRep Admin:
    The fact that you also violated the terms of service for PayPal in the process of committing your scam does not qualify as new evidence, because it's between you and PayPal, and not related to the scam in question. Even if it were, then having done something else wrong doesn't give you any special reason for extra consideration. It doesn't excuse you, it just adds to the point this was pre-meditated, meaning you planned on scamming someone from the start, and then followed through with your plan to steal what you took.

    There absolutely was real-world money involved. You promised to pay in real-world money, and then refused to follow through, never having intended to pay from the beginning. Just because you didn't have the money, or means to pay, doesn't excuse you from offering to pay with real-world money.

    The rest of your plea amounts to begging for another chance to demonstrate a change of heart. Your policy was denied by policy, due to the nature of scam involved, and nothing here refutes that. Regardless of how I or any other admins feel about that particular policy, a "change of heart" appeal cannot be granted for something pre-meditated like what you described. Appeals for some "less serious" scams are sometimes granted, but we don't grant "change of heart" appeals for those who fully planned on stealing like this.

    Any other new evidence that wasn't considered in your appeal?