Scam Report Report Type: [Rep Fraud] Impersonation with intent to defraud Virtual item type involved: [TF2] Team Fortress 2 Items Accused profile: 76561198327614672 Victim profile: 76561198171082595 What happened? Description: So I was just playing some TF2 for some hours, when I happened to notice a comment (deleted prior to me filing this report) from a fake bot claiming I had to contact a Steam Support Moderator called "Zach!" due to a "report" that claimed I was involved in scammed/duped items. (It tried to intimidate me into rushing it by lying that I would be perma-trade and IP banned withing 12 hours if I failed to comply.) This guy adds me fairly quickly and claims I have to follow the "verification process" (have a fake bot snatch my items) with my Unusual Hard Counter, Vintage Pro KS Gunslinger, and Strange Cat's Pajamas, so I would be "unbanned". Since I already know this scam, I busted him, and 2 minutes later, I got blocked. Provide Evidence: Fake bot: | steamname: Item Database Checker™ | steam3ID: [U:1:386886407] | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:193443203 | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198347152135 | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/102345645678 | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198347152135 Zach! is now Online. Zach!: Hello Steam User! Demo's Left Eye: hello. Some random bot told me I have some complaint filed on me, which I'm not too certain of Demo's Left Eye: It told me to get in contact with you Zach!: Are you Aware that your account will be permanently trade banned if you can't prove yourself that you are not involved in any fraud/scam issues? Demo's Left Eye: I fully understand as it's a serious offence. Zach!: If you really do care in your account take this issue as a serious matter Demo's Left Eye: It's severe. But I still don't get why someone would report me for duped items Demo's Left Eye: It's total bogus Zach!: There's been a report in your account due to some duplicated items which is your items is involve. And I am here to verify your items and make a counter report against to your account from the false accusation. Demo's Left Eye: could you show me the fake report filed against me? Zach!: You don't have to worry here if you're not really involved in the said issue. I will remove the pending trade ban in your account. Demo's Left Eye: I've never seen nor hear it Zach!: I need you to prove yourself that you are not involved on the said issue. Demo's Left Eye: well how would I do that? Zach!: Have you read the process? Zach!: I suggest you to read the process before we proceed . Demo's Left Eye: please link me to this process Demo's Left Eye: no clue where it is Zach!: Go to my profile Zach!: Click on the Steam Community Service [ ] on the description Zach!: Below steam admin list Zach!: Scroll down you will see "Item Verification" process Demo's Left Eye: it's so long Zach!: Kindly read item verification process list 1-6 Zach!: ANd tell me if you're done reading so we can proceed. Demo's Left Eye: got it sir Zach!: I am hoping for your full cooperation because this is for your own sake . Demo's Left Eye: i'm done Zach!: Okay shall we proceed then? Demo's Left Eye: Gladly Zach!: Lets start checking with your Blizzardy Storm Hard Counter Zach!: Vintage Professional Killstreak Gunslinger Zach!: Strange Cat's Pajamas Zach!: https://steamcommunity.com/tradeoffer/new/?partner=386886407&token=hWVGO5I3 Zach!: Send it to the Item Databse so ican start checking right away Demo's Left Eye: oh yes of course Zach!: Do not forget to confirm to your mobile so we will receive a pending offer so we can gather enough data and logs. Zach!: Just few reminders Your items will stay on your inventory at the whole time we just need only a pending offer to verify your items . Demo's Left Eye: Sent! Zach! is now Offline.