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Accepted Report: 76561198295261711 - ([TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Shepard, May 29, 2018.

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  1. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    Scam Report

    Report Type: [Rep Fraud] Impersonation with intent to defraud
    Virtual item type involved: [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items

    Accused profile: 76561198295261711

    Victim profile: 76561198043693071

    What happened? Description:
    Scam type: Impersonation & Fraud Scam

    Context:

    Contacted me and suggested that I sell my stuff on Marketplace.tf, I had heard of Marketplace and know that it is a trusted place. However, I do believe that this user had foul intent, as he asked me if I had signed into the site and I said yes. As soon as that happened a bunch of Marketplace bots, started adding me for my items so I could trade them on the site. Being the absolute idiot that I am, I checked the Steam accounts and found that they were all in the Marketplace.tf Steam group, so I went ahead with the trade. I’ve learnt my lesson the hard way.

    Steam Profile URL: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198295261711/

    (◄FA†MAN►) <- Current name at the moment. This person is basically the front man who got the scam rolling.

    This person is currently banned on Steamrep for impersonating, I may be wrong, but this might be another case of this happening with this user.

    SteamRep URL:

    https://steamrep.com/search?q=http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198295261711/

    I think that this person was waiting for the right time to get his other accounts to send trade requests, hence him asking constantly “have you done that”, etc, etc, ergo impersonating a reputable trading website and other Steam users.

    Bot list:

    - Marketplace.TF | Bot 08

    Steam Profile URL: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198328471977

    - Marketplace.TF | Bot 29

    Steam Profile URL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/MarketplaceBot12321

    - Marketplace.TF | Bot 29

    Steam Profile URL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/marketpalcebot

    - Marketplace.TF | Bot 35

    Steam Profile URL: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198834932559/

    Extra Info:

    He also impersonated this user: (◄FA†MAN►)

    Steam Profile URL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/Thenotsofat-Fatman/

    This was when they sent me “their” Backpack.tf page, when he asked me what I wanted for my unusual. I didn’t think anything of it, everything looked the same and legit, at first.

    I contacted Josh Coffey [Steam Profile Name: Geel] (the person who created Marketplace.tf), and he banned these bots from their Steam group, unfortunately they are all fakes. So, that's confirmed.

    Geel’s Steam URL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/geel9

    FYI: The chat log screenshot has him nicknamed as "scammer", I did this after the deed had been done.

    Please reply/message me for more info that you may need.​

    Provide Evidence:

    Never tell your password to anyone.
    06:18 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: are you done withdraw your all items back?
    06:18 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hey
    06:19 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: im still waiting im excited to trade bro
    06:20 PM - Fast Food Reviewer: still waiting on the bot
    06:20 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: ok
    06:24 PM - Fast Food Reviewer: these aren't actually marketplace bots are they?
    06:24 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: no it is
    06:27 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: still there?
    06:27 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: its verification so you need to accept it other verification offer
    06:31 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: are you there?
    06:35 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hello?
    06:45 PM - ◄FA†MAN► is now Online.
    06:45 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hello
    06:45 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: still there?
    06:46 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: did you already get your all items back?
    06:48 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hey man
    06:48 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: accept there offer so that you can get your stuff back
    06:48 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: do you want to get it back
    06:48 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: ?>
    06:49 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hey
    06:50 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: go to your mobile
    06:50 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: and accept there offer so that you can get your stuff back ok?
    06:50 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: cause i see you didnt get your stuffback so they will offer for verification so accept it
    06:50 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: so that you can get your stuffback
    06:53 PM - ◄FA†MAN►: hey
    06:59 PM - ◄FA†MAN► is now Offline.

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  2. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    Unfortunately, I don't have the full chat log from this person, as the conversation went on for about an hour.
  3. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    Actually, scratch that. I readded the person and used my phone's memory of the chat log. Here are the screenshots of the whole thing, including him impersonating another Steam user.

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  4. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    Here's more evidence. He's basically trying to extort money from me. There are a few more chat screenshots to come.

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  5. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    Here are the rest.

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  6. Shepard

    Shepard New User

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    He's still trying to extort me for my items. Here he admits to what he is doing. I've reported the bots and this person's account on Steam, via the report and support functions.

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    Shepard New User

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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:
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    3. Choose REPORT VIOLATION
    4. Select the violation, then describe it and provide the evidence
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