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How to Report Middleman Impersonators

Discussion in 'SteamRep Guides' started by (Derp) Cookie Monster, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. (Derp) Cookie Monster

    (Derp) Cookie Monster Donator - Tier I

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    Although this deals with more then just middleman impersonators my guide will be placed around this.


    First you should to grab the impersonators steamrep block. For Example I will be using a Penguin the Fluffy impersonator

    Impersonator:
    | steamname: ☆Penguin The Fluffy
    | steam3ID: [U:1:206871448]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:0:103435724
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198167137176
    | customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Pengu1nPrlnce
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198167137176

    Impersonating:
    | steamname: ☆Penguin#Vacation#NoMM
    | steam3ID: [U:1:20910806]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:0:10455403
    | steamID64: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197981176534
    | customURL: http://steamcommunity.com/id/PenguinPrince
    | steamrep: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197981176534

    You should provide a screenshot of the profiles in your steam client with the id64 showing.
    To enable the url in steam follow these steps

    Go to steam then settings
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    Then go to interface and check the box that says Display Steam Url address bar when available.

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    A issue you will have is it only showing the custom url when you go to their page To get it to show the id64 I copy and paste the id64 and put it into a chat with someone like this

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    After you have pasted the impersonators link press it and take a screenshot with the id64 showing. I ussualy make sure my username is not showing.

    Impersonator
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    It is also important to grab the users name history. You can find that in the steam quicklinks on steamrep. Here is a example of where to find it

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    I usually copy the name history link and paste it into steam chat again so I can take a screenshot like this

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    Now you need to make sure you take screenshots of the legit users profile and name history for comparison. You can do this by following the same steps above but using the real middlemans link

    Legit Profile:

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    Legit Name History:

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    These are the vital things you should include in the reports to make it easy for the admin/moderator.
    Remember that you can make reports on the affiliate community's. My favorite being http://forums.f-o-g.eu/
    You can check out the other partners you can report to on the front page of http://steamrep.com


    This is what my final report usually looks like
    http://i.imgur.com/XfmKf7b.png
  2. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Wicked Afterlife Owner Retired Staff Partner Community

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    Well posting about it in the guides section isn't a good place for it... perhaps a regular report would have been fine.
  3. (Derp) Cookie Monster

    (Derp) Cookie Monster Donator - Tier I

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    I was making a guide on what to provide if someone was to report a middleman impersonator. Did you not read before posting? I already made a report on fog.