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Accepted Report: 76561198315744254 - ([TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Judicious, Aug 22, 2016.

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  1. Judicious

    Judicious New User

    Scam Report

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

    Accused profile: 76561198315744254

    Victim profile: 76561197987815569

    What happened? Description:
    The accused added me and I noticed he was using the same avatar, nickname, and profile layout of the reputed trader called 'Strife.'

    The real Strife: http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561197972383519 .

    I had met the real Strife before, so I noticed the impersonation. Evidence is attached below.

    For reference (see attachments):
    Profile of the accused: images [1]–[7].
    Profile of the real Strife: images [8]–[12].

    If you go to the accused's profile and hover the mouse pointer over the links in the right side [2] (which are rendered by Enhanced Steam and thus are not under the accused's control), you can see on the browser status bar that the SteamID64 in the URLs belongs to the accused (76561198315744254).

    But if you hover over the links in the accused's profile text showcase [3][4][5] (which the accused does control), you can see that they point to the real Strife's pages (and the URLs in [3][4] contain the real Strife's SteamID64: 76561197972383519).

    This cannot happen by accident, or mistake: The accused must have deliberately copied and pasted on his own profile the URLs of the links to the real Strife's pages on Backpack.tf and TF2 Outpost.
    (Not to mention also copying and pasting the rest of the text, plus nickname and avatar, as well, of course.)

    Finally, the accused is already banned on Backpack.tf for impersonation [13].​

    Provide Evidence:
    Images uploaded as attachments. Reference number in square brackets.

    [1]: 76561198315744254-01-impersonator.png
    [2]: 76561198315744254-02-impersonator.png
    [3]: 76561198315744254-03-impersonator.png
    [4]: 76561198315744254-04-impersonator.png
    [5]: 76561198315744254-05-impersonator.png
    [6]: 76561198315744254-06-impersonator.png
    [7]: 76561198315744254-07-impersonator.png
    [8]: 76561197972383519-01-real-strife.png
    [9]: 76561197972383519-02-real-strife.png
    [10]: 76561197972383519-03-real-strife.png
    [11]: 76561197972383519-04-real-strife.png
    [12]: 76561197972383519-05-real-strife.png
    [13]: 76561198315744254-08-impersonator.png​

    Attached Files:

  2. Rui

    Rui Retired Staff

    Hello @Judicious,

    I'm going to go ahead and mark your report as evidence provided and a SteamRep admin will look more into it.
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  3. Sjru

    Sjru SteamRep Admin

    SteamRep Admin:

    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
    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.

    Thank you for reporting this user.
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