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Can I report an impersonator, even though they have not tried to scam me?

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by Wo0dsy, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Wo0dsy

    Wo0dsy New User

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    The title says it all
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  2. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Need to have the purpose of intent to scam.
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  3. Penguin The Fluffy

    Penguin The Fluffy Articus Birdicus Defenderus Retired Staff

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    With the exception of impersonation of SteamRep Admins or Middlemen listed on our site.
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  4. joe7dust

    joe7dust New User

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    Hmm I guess it does pay to be in power.
  5. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    Not exactly, it's not about being in power, but copying the profile of someone with an admin/middleman tag implies intent to misuse their reputation. We see hundreds if not thousands of profiles copying people from that list, who turn around claiming their that person and therefore should be trusted, and end up scamming by abuse of someone else's reputation. In practice, I personally only apply a tag if they're impersonating a middleman or I have additional evidence of intent to scam beyond just copying the profile, but just to clear up confusion here's the formal policy on tagging for impersonation with intent to scam: http://forums.steamrep.com/threads/banning-for-impersonation-of-an-admin-mm-or-another-user.112335/
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