Scam Report Report Type: [Rep Fraud] Impersonation with intent to defraud Virtual item type involved: [None] No items Accused profile: 76561198116325375 Victim profile: 76561198025896078 What happened? Description: Someone I knew from a very long time ago tried to pull off an admin impersonation scam. To what end, I'm not sure, since I never actually proceeded with the scam. However I do have evidence of the attempt. They claimed that they accidentally reported me instead of another person, and that they got in contact with a "Steam admin" who confirmed my account would be suspended, and that they'd need me to contact this admin "so that he can help you to avoid getting banned for mistakenly reported." (direct quote). I was supposed to add this "admin", but I never did, and ended up revealing my suspicions prematurely. In the end I tried swaying him over to my side in the hopes that he'd drop the act and reveal more information, but he didn't believe me, and ended up declining my friend request.. and blocked me on top, so here we are. Provide Evidence: View attachment 756687 View attachment 756688 GIF Recording - proof that the logs weren't forged, and that this is indeed his profile. (Couldn't upload directly, since MP4 isn't supported, and the GIF was too large) https://imgur.com/bNNoRfz [19:31] B17zack: Sorry to disturb you here kindly please give me time to talk I have something to tell you [19:40] B17zack: If you noticed my message please reply this is so important [20:55] Shayna: Oh hello. I was asleep, sorry. If I recall correctly, we used to play on Small Horse together, right? [20:55] B17zack: yeah I am here because I accidentally report you for doing illegal purchased instead of someone else the admin said your account will be suspended [20:57] Shayna: It's been such long time, I wonder what's so important? Huh? What, on Steam? [20:58] B17zack: I supposed to report a guy that was buying my items because i didn't get anything from him on the steam market and I thought it was you since you have the same profile I think he is impersonating you [20:59] Shayna: Huh? Do you know his name or a link to his profile? That's kind of weird that someone would impersonate me, I sold all of my expensive CS:GO skins. [20:59] B17zack: Can you help me fix this right now before you might get banned on steam [21:02] Shayna: Uh, sure, do you have a name or link to the impersonators profile? [21:02] B17zack: I didn't mean to report you bro can you please help me to explain to him? he blocked me hours ago. [21:03] Shayna: The impersonator? Send me a link to his profile, if you have it [21:03] B17zack: i cant search the impersonator already i guess he might be change his name. Im sorry for this trouble i accidentally report you for mistakenly [21:05] Shayna: You mentioned an admin. The only line of communication to an admin would be through a Steam support ticket, not a profile report. I assume you made such a ticket? If so, could you send me the link to it? I doubt an admin would ban me when I haven't traded with you once in my life, and haven't traded for a long time. There isn't anything in my trade history that supports the report you made. [21:06] B17zack: Yes so that he can help you to avoid getting banned for mistakenly reported. Thats why i am asked for your help so that you avoid to getting banned since it was a mistake to reported you [21:09] Shayna: How long ago was this? When did he block you? [21:10] B17zack: i didn't realize and just saw blocked me already Can you contact this admin Steam Community :: Mr.ShinGara(Official ⠀⠀ Valve ⠀%7C⠀ Steamworks ⠀%7C⠀ Security ⠀%7C⠀ Services https://steamcommunity.com/id/ShinOfficial003/ Once he accepted you explain it to him that i accidentally reported you just let me know if you contact the Admin and wait for his response [21:19] Shayna: Alright come on, there are holes everywhere in this little scam. How about you let me in on this, and I promise not to tell anyone [21:20] B17zack: what are you talking all about [21:20] Shayna: How were you planning on ending this? I don't see how it's profitable, maybe a Steam account hijack? I'm not sure. Oh? Either you're playing dumb, or you got tricked. If you're playing dumb, don't worry, I really don't care that you're doing this, if anything I'm interested. [21:21] B17zack: I just want to help you to avoid getting banned for accident report [21:21] Shayna: Okay, let me show you the holes Firstly, community admins don't operate through Steam profiles. They operate through Steam support. There is no real admin alive that would ever provide support through a Steam chat. Plus, if they were an admin they should at the very least have a Valve employee badge on their profile. Besides, it makes no sense that an admin would confirm that my account would be suspended when there are no trade records to support the evidence. Also, how do you accidentally open a Steam ticket, go to my profile, copy the URL, paste it in the ticket, and write a description of how I supposedly scammed you? If you're the one behind this, you have to get better at your game, this story has too many holes. But I wonder what you gain out of this, since I never actually added the account and proceeded. Would your admin account try to fish for Steam credentials, or some kind of financial gain? I don't see where this would go from here. But like I said, I don't care that you're doing this, if anything I'm interested. I promise not to report you, chill I mean, there also wouldn't be any reason for anyone to impersonate me, since I haven't had anything of value for at least two years now, and my account is private, so there's no way to know whether I have something worth impersonating, or even how to impersonate it. Plus, someone with my profile picture? That profile picture is the most obscure profile picture you could find. It's not even listed on Google images, it's from a website dedicated to Serial Experiments Lain - an anime that practically nobody has heard about. I doubt anyone just happen to have this exact profile picture, especially since I'm the one who created it based on a still frame of a gif. So, you can drop the act now, I won't tell anyone Unless you're the one who actually got tricked here by someone else, and you're falling into their scam? [21:36] Shayna: Oh come on, did you remove me? I said I don't have a problem with it. Could have even helped you. You're not the only one who does this kind of s✿✿✿ Here, I'll send you a request, in case you change your mind. I could help you fabricate a much better story.