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Accepted Report: 76561198212101781 - ([TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Piogre, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. Piogre

    Piogre New User

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    Scam Report

    Report Type: [Other] Any other fraudulent behavior
    Virtual item type involved: [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items

    Accused profile: 76561198212101781

    Victim profile: 76561198006182258

    What happened? Description:
    A different, certainly affiliated account (likely just the same person on an alt) messaged me saying he "accidentally reported me for duped items" and to please add a different account that was allegedly a steam admin to say it was an accident. I knew this was the "pending ban, duped item check" scam but played along to gather evidence.

    block of the profile that initially messaged me:

    | steamname: videoga(m)edunkey
    | steam3ID: [U:1:81840175]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:40920087
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198042105903
    | customURL:
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198042105903

    Upon adding the referred account (the one cited in the accused info block), I was told that I have a pending ban, I need to send my items so they can see if they're duped, etc (the usual nonsense). I toyed with them for a bit afterwards. Obviously did not send my items.

    The photoshopped screenshot with a "pending ban" image on my profile was a nice touch.​

    Provide Evidence:

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    Chat with initial account (also a scammer account):
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    [3:22 PM]
    Piogre:
    hey, you added me -- can I help you?

    [3:22 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    hello there

    [3:24 PM]
    Piogre:
    you added me?

    [3:24 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    yes
    i added you because i may have done something on accident

    [3:24 PM]
    Piogre:
    oh?
    Did you poop your pants by accident? Happens to everyone; don't worry.

    [3:27 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    no

    [3:28 PM]
    Piogre:
    Then what happened

    [3:29 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    i was pissed off
    i might of reported you for duped Items instead of someone else and admin wants to confirm it was an accident

    [3:30 PM]
    Piogre:
    oh I see
    didn't know that was a thing you could report for

    [3:30 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    it was duped by items

    [3:31 PM]
    Piogre:
    well all my valuable items are from the steam commuinity market and steam community admins can see item history easy so I'm not particularly worried

    [3:32 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    can you please help me to clarify on admin that i reported you it was accidentally?

    [3:33 PM]
    Piogre:
    ...you want me to tell someone that you came to me and said it was an accident?

    [3:33 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    not to someone
    in the admin you will tell it

    [3:34 PM]
    Piogre:
    and admin is someone
    admins are people too

    [3:34 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    so can you help me?
    or nort
    not*
    cause i will i get banned to
    if you not help me

    [3:35 PM]
    Piogre:
    I doubt that you'll get banned
    and for it's worth even if I say to that admin what you told me that's hear-say and not admissable evidence
    you telling me it was an accident has no more weight than you just telling the admin
    but I can tell the admin that you and I have had no prior quarrels, for what it's worth
    is the admin going to message me or what?

    [3:37 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    you need to add her
    so that you can talk to her

    [3:38 PM]
    Piogre:
    she cant add me?

    [3:38 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    yes
    cause she is not allowed to add steam user

    [3:38 PM]
    Piogre:
    what's the account

    [3:39 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    Steam Community :: Ms.Danna V A L V E
    ʀᴇᴅᴅɪᴛ ɢʀᴏᴜᴘ l sᴛᴇᴀᴍ sᴜʙsᴄʀɪʙᴇʀ ᴀɢʀᴇᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ l ᴘʀɪᴠᴀᴄʏ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄʏ l ʟᴇɢᴀʟ ɪɴғᴏ l Valve ⠀|⠀ Steamworks ⠀|⠀ Security ⠀|⠀ Services
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/Danna-Assistance

    [3:40 PM]
    Piogre:
    k added

    [3:40 PM]
    videoga(m)edunkey:
    just keep me update

    ======================
    Chat with accused profile:
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    [3:40 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Greetings Piogre
    how may i help you?

    [3:41 PM]
    Piogre:
    This guy added me randomly and says he "accidentally" reported me for "duped items" and can I please tell you it was an accident

    [3:42 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    can you please put his profile link here

    [3:42 PM]
    Piogre:
    Steam Community :: videoga(m)edunkey
    https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198042105903/

    [3:42 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Yes is that the user Reporting you for having duplicated items

    [3:43 PM]
    Piogre:
    apparently
    that's what he said; I have no idea about any of this but he came begging to me to add you and say he did it by accident
    no idea why he couldn't just tell you that himself

    [3:44 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    You have been reported for duplicated items in Team Fortress 2 that has a punished for permanent ban are you aware with this issue?
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....418/761EC4A5DC36BD6D3223C22D7304EF8DB705A095/

    [3:45 PM]
    Piogre:
    I got all my valuable stuff off the community market, which I'm sure you admins can see because you have access to item history

    [3:46 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Duplicated items means items that use for scammed and hacked get involved with Community market and trading site duplications is that clear?

    [3:47 PM]
    Piogre:
    I know what it is, I've not done it, and if I've received any duplicated items through the market you have access to the items history and can track down who did. I have no quarrel with this guy who reported me and haven't done anything wrong. Is there anything more you need from me

    [3:48 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    You dont have to worry here also if you are innocent here i will removed the pending ban on your account once you comply.

    [3:49 PM]
    Piogre:
    comply with what

    [3:49 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    to prove your self here that you are not really involved the said issue here
    Piogre you dont have to worried about the process im also recording this transaction so youre safe in hand of Steam Community Support. You can comply anytime you want.

    [3:51 PM]
    Piogre:
    comply with what?

    [3:51 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Items Involved: Strange Professional Killstreak Frying Pan
    Massed Flies Soldier's Stash
    Blizzardy Storm Troublemaker's Tossle Cap
    Strange Festivized Professional Killstreak Australium Grenade Launcher
    Nuts n' Bolts Brainiac Hairpiece
    The majority of the reports includes your TF2 items, there was no specific so we might have to check all of it, are we clear?

    [3:55 PM]
    Piogre:
    yeah like I said I got all those through the market, you can look up the item history to prove it
    not sure what it is you need from me

    [3:56 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Noted: Piogre this is not a duped items in the community market or in trading site but there are user that reported you for duplicated items in order to clarify to removed the pending ban you must prove that your item is not fraud is that clear Piogre ?

    [3:57 PM]
    Piogre:
    ok, the proof that the items are not duped is this: you can check the item history and see where I got them, and see my trade history and see that I have not traded away any items matching the ones in question in my inventory
    I don't see where the problem is
    is there anything more you need from me

    [3:58 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    The program will implement system database action regarding the items that has been reported and the process of clarifying takes 1-3 minutes is that clear?
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....256/40E0FA444AA7CCFC2CA2B1C8AB3A3078B20135EE/

    [4:02 PM]
    Piogre:
    ok that shot clearly shows that a duplication happened higher up the trade chain; I'm not responsible for the actions of whomever put it on the market or anyone before that

    [4:02 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    So shall we continue?

    [4:03 PM]
    Piogre:
    continue with what? item history shows the duplication happened long before falling into my hands

    [4:06 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Could you please send the reported items here on our program for examination:
    i really hope that you are really innocent here so that i can remove the pending ban on your account

    [4:06 PM]
    Piogre:
    That's not how computers work

    [4:06 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    so should i confirm the deletion on your account?

    [4:07 PM]
    Piogre:
    you have access to the database that holds all items regardless of under whose possession they are -- you can inspect whatever item you want

    [4:07 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    that's why you need to send it so that i can verify your items here sir

    [4:07 PM]
    Piogre:
    no, the item data is in the database either way and as a steam admin you have access to the database
    the data on the item will not become magically decipherable just by changing inventory
    that's not how computers work

    [4:14 PM]
    Piogre:
    hello? did I go off script?

    [4:14 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    What do you mean?

    [4:14 PM]
    Piogre:
    was this the part where I was supposed to be an idiot and send you my items?

    [4:14 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Do you think i will risk my good reputation here?

    [4:15 PM]
    Piogre:
    I don't know anything about your reputation

    [4:15 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    Please note its only takes 1-3 minutes to verify your items then you will receive it back your items i just need to verify your items so that i can remove your pending ban here

    [4:16 PM]
    Piogre:
    ...did everything I just say about how that makes no sense just bounce right off you?
    items are not physical objects; they are all nodes in valve's database which you can access regardless of under whose posession the items are
    jesus, it's like talking to a brick wall

    [4:17 PM]
    Ms.Danna V A L V E:
    So you will just take the pending suspention in your account?

    [4:19 PM]
    Piogre:
    you can't even spell the word "suspension" ffs

    [4:31 PM]
    Piogre:
    well? nothing to say? getting bored here

    [4:38 PM]
    Piogre:
    jesus christ usually screwing with you scammers is somewhat entertaining but you're taking so long to get back to me I'm bored out of my skull
    in any case I've reported both your accounts

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  2. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    @Piogre You report the account that you were FIRST in contact with - not this one.
    The videga(m)edunkey account is the one that should have been reported - it started the scam event.
    I need the trade offer URL that the fake admin gave you please - paste it here ASAP!

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  3. Piogre

    Piogre New User

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  4. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    Thanks, will review again soon - nothing else needed at this time and there is no need to post anything more.
    Feel free to review what you have provided and take the time to see what things you can do to prevent running into users like this in the future.
  5. ЩĄ | Horse

    ЩĄ | Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin Partner Community

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    SteamRep Admin:
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    Your report was accepted and the accused was banned. Feel free to report a violation via their Steam profile.

    In order to do that, you have to:
    1. Visit the accuseds profile
    2. Click MORE drop-down located at the top right of the page
    3. Choose REPORT VIOLATION
    4. Select the violation, then describe it and provide the evidence
    5. Click SUBMIT REPORT

    Click here to view an animated gif that shows how to report a violation.
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