Hello. I was reported a few weeks ago for raffle scamming. The evidence was overwhelmingly against me, and yet I still argued. I tried to justify it by saying that all was well because I gave the wealth in question (a few rec) back (I really did) but that is no excuse. Had nothing been questioned I would of left with the rec happily. I filed an appeal trying to prove I didn't do that. Just a minute or two ago I closed that appeal. Lying won't get me anywhere and it shouldn't. I feel compelled to come forward because I feel that telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is in line. So yes, I went on a server saying I was doing a raffle for a loss to gain reputation. I got several people to pay the rec entry. I employed my friend to join the raffle. He "Won". When it was found we were friends I said he won fairly. He didn't. I rigged the raffle in hopes of making a ref or so. I did give the wealth back but that doesn't excuse what I did. I stole from honest, trusting tf2 players. After playing honestly for over 400 hours it killed me inside that I forever blew my rep in about half of an hour. I come to apologize. I did the wrong thing and I deserve what I got. My friend who was involved in the scam encouraged me to write this confession on behalf of both of us. Again, no words can describe how horrible I feel for abusing the trust other tf2 players had in me. It feels liberating to tell the truth. Thanks for listening to my confession. My sincerest apologies, Nathan Cash.