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Accepted Report: 76561198373709959 - ([None] No items)

Discussion in 'Archived Reports' started by Newbieguy 5000, Jun 3, 2019.

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  1. Newbieguy 5000

    Newbieguy 5000 New User

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    Scam Report

    Report Type: [Rep Fraud] Impersonation with intent to defraud
    Virtual item type involved: [None] No items

    Accused profile: 76561198373709959

    Victim profile: 76561198098479719

    What happened? Description:
    This user was working with a steam friend of mine to attempt to carry out this scam.


    My ex-friend claimed he had accidentally reported me for scamming/duping items, and that I had to dispute it with this user or else my account will be deleted. He then requested I add the user.

    This user impersonated a Steam Helper proceeded to "check" my account. He then sent a gif showing that he had the option of permanently deleting my account, threatening to do so if I do not comply, and then requested for my Account name. After receiving it, he had requested that I give him the code that the Steam Verification System had sent to me Mobile Phone. I was suspicious and discovered the video above, so I did not comply with his further instructions. After some back and forth, he stopped replying and I noticed both him and my ex-friend has removed me from their friends list, cutting off communication.

    I noticed that there had already been a report on this user but was invalid due to lack of photographic evidence, thus I will provide the photos of the conversation. After sending the video I had no intention of continuing the conversation and was simply wasting his time. He was very persistent about me sending the code.

    The ex-friend is https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198117733713/

    Provide Evidence:

    ***CHAT WITH EX-FRIEND***
    [Yesterday, 6:46 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    hey there

    [Yesterday, 6:46 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    hey
    im playing siege

    [Yesterday, 6:46 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    thanks for the respond
    i have something to tell lyou

    [Yesterday, 6:47 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    ye

    [Yesterday, 6:47 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    I accidentally reported you for Duping of items and for scamming instead of the person that tries to trick me ):and it will be a big problem if you will not gonna confirm that report

    [Yesterday, 6:48 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    luckily
    im f2p
    and have absolutely no way of trading
    lmfao
    pretty sure they can check that im on a free steam account

    [Yesterday, 6:48 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    And the main reason why i message you is that the admin wants you to confirm that report or else your account will be deleted permanently on steam

    [Yesterday, 6:48 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    dafuq
    how do i do that

    [Yesterday, 6:48 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    if you cannot confirm that report your account will be deleted on steam permanently
    Steam Community :: [SR]
    ᴛᴡɪᴛᴛᴇʀ l ғᴀᴄᴇʙᴏᴏᴋ l ʀᴇᴅᴅɪᴛ ɢʀᴏᴜᴘ l sᴛᴇᴀᴍ sᴜʙsᴄʀɪʙᴇʀ ᴀɢʀᴇᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ l ᴘʀɪᴠᴀᴄʏ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄʏ l ʟᴇɢᴀʟ ɪɴғᴏ l
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/bahogsisig561456236534/

    add him and confirm that report

    [Yesterday, 6:49 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    i cant add him
    can you like ask him to add me
    this is literally a free account

    [Yesterday, 6:50 PM]
    ♫(Flame)♫Neon:
    ok bro

    [Yesterday, 6:52 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Who is this guy again?

    [Yesterday, 7:06 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    neon i swear if this is a scam

    [Yesterday, 7:16 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    [TF2] Accidentally Reported To Valve Scam


    like dude im not gonna block you but its really insulting
    the guy unfriended me after I asked him why he didn't have the Valve badge on his profile. ALSO WHY THE f✿✿✿ DOES THIS GUY THINK HAVING A 2 YEAR OLD ACCOUNT PASSES OFF AS AN EMPLOYEE
    Like really this is a bad set up
    Don't be going around tricking 9 year olds who don't know any better.

    ***END OF CHAT WITH EX-FRIEND***


    ***CHAT WITH SCAMMER***
    [Yesterday, 6:50 PM]
    [SR] :
    Good day sir

    [Yesterday, 6:50 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Hello

    [Yesterday, 6:50 PM]
    [SR] :
    How can i help you ? State your purpose clearly

    [Yesterday, 6:51 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    I was reported by accident by my friend for scamming/duplicating items
    He told me to contact you to dispute it

    [Yesterday, 6:51 PM]
    [SR] :
    Ok sir let me check your Steam Status

    [Yesterday, 6:51 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    As a heads up my steam account is not premium*
    So i am unable to trade at all

    [Yesterday, 6:54 PM]
    [SR] :
    Still checking sir

    [Yesterday, 6:55 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Understandable

    [Yesterday, 7:00 PM]
    [SR] :
    https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....025/F09029BCA6B47E281C4A8E9F150BB5E6CDA70B1B/

    [Yesterday, 7:02 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Is there anything I should do?

    [Yesterday, 7:02 PM]
    [SR] :
    So sir. I have noticed that you have a pending deleting account report issued on your profile, random user(s) reported you for having duplicated items.
    Ok sir are you aware if you can't prove that your items are safe your account will be deleted permanently on steam

    [Yesterday, 7:02 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    I was not aware of this
    All the items I have obtained are through TF2's crafting sytem
    And/or gifted to me

    [Yesterday, 7:03 PM]
    [SR] :
    Ok sir we need to put your items in database Checker to prove that your items are safe ok ?

    [Yesterday, 7:04 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    That's alright
    I have a of the same type of items due to the crafting system being random, so I may craft the same item again

    [Yesterday, 7:04 PM]
    [SR] :
    Ok sir can you give me you provide me your Steam login name

    [Yesterday, 7:04 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Jon460213
    I will not be providing my password/private information for privacy issues

    [Yesterday, 7:06 PM]
    [SR] :
    Ok sir i need the code that send to your mail account
    Sir

    [Yesterday, 7:07 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    It's not in my mail

    [Yesterday, 7:07 PM]
    [SR] :
    Check your phone number i mean

    [Yesterday, 7:08 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Sorry to interrupt but is there any evidence of me duplicating items before I do so?

    [Yesterday, 7:08 PM]
    [SR] :
    Thats why we are going to check it
    So give me the code sir

    [Yesterday, 7:08 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    [TF2] Accidentally Reported To Valve Scam


    Just being cautious sir

    [Yesterday, 7:09 PM]
    [SR] :
    Ohh yeah sir its not the same as that i provided you a video sir
    the code sir

    [Yesterday, 7:11 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Is it possible to communicate this through steam support?

    [Yesterday, 7:12 PM]
    [SR] :
    Sir i am the only one who can help you here sir dont worry this is not a scam

    [Yesterday, 7:12 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    I'm just getting more concerned as I see screenshots of you inspecting rare items in game
    and am wondering if you had taken those from people
    Also you do not have the Valve support headgear/badge in your loadout

    [Yesterday, 7:13 PM]
    [SR] :
    I am only a low level admin sir
    Thats why

    [Yesterday, 7:13 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    Can I speak to your manager?

    [Yesterday, 7:13 PM]
    [SR] :
    Give me the code

    [Yesterday, 7:14 PM]
    Newbieguy 5000(Less Active):
    I'm sure the process will be made much simpler
    My sister is actually a Valve employee sir, perhaps she can contact him?
    I remember that they are able to verify scammers through their own integrated system in order to avoid the breach of privacy, as it would break the terms and conditions upon creation of an account
    Due to personal reasons, may I ask for someone who has access to that system to check my inventory?
    This might be an oversight, but I am sure that all Valve employees have the Certified Steam Helper Badge on their profiles?
    You may not be able to access my account without the proper certifications*, you may have to ask upper management for this issue.

    ***END OF CHAT WITH SCAMMER***

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  2. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    @Newbieguy 5000 You do NOT report this user - you report the user you were FIRST in contact with who started the scam... your doing this backwards!
    | steamname: ♫(Flame)♫Neon
    | steam3ID: [U:1:157467985]
    | steamID32: STEAM_0:1:78733992
    | steamID64: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198117733713
    | customURL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/RagingPyro
    | steamrep: https://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198117733713

    How long have you known this old friend? Do you have other ways of contacting them out side of steam?
    We do not review videos so please do not add them in the future.

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  3. Newbieguy 5000

    Newbieguy 5000 New User

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    I've only known him on the internet for about 4 years or more, don't know him in real life though so I don't have any way to contact him. I used to play TF2 with him and never thought he'd actually do this sort of thing. There IS a possibility of him falling for the same scam I experienced but that's just a theory. Either way, this person is no longer the one I knew a few years back.

    It seems that there have been 3 people on his friends list that have been banned for fraud as well. It could either be a connection of Scammers or unlucky victims of the scam.

    Here it is! The person commenting on the screenshot ♫(Flame)♫Neon posted had been one of his friends (Shitty Wagon) reported as a scammer on SteamRep. He must have felled for the scam and lost access to his account. Poor guy.



    Also the screenshots may contain sensitive information pertaining to me that I may have overlooked.* My bad.

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  4. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Ok wouldn't you think after 4 years that they would all of a sudden do this? Sounds like their account was hijacked to me.
    Can you try to contact the user again to see if that was the case perhaps another way or even thru steam again if they are back online.
  5. Newbieguy 5000

    Newbieguy 5000 New User

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    Unfortunately he had removed me from his friend's list and I am unable to add him back nor comment on his profile, but I think that his account was definitely hijacked if you refer to my previous messages containing the image of a banned user requesting him to add them to his friends list.
  6. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    Try to re-add them.. would hate to tag an innocent user but I won't have much of a choice.
  7. Newbieguy 5000

    Newbieguy 5000 New User

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    Sorry but due to my account not being premium I am unable to add users as friends, it is physically impossible for me to directly contact him at this point, sadly. I'm currently asking a friend I know hasn't been hijacked to add and message him. But if that plan fails then we don't have any more options left.

    I may have found his Facebook profile, I will get back to you when I have more info.
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    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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  10. Newbieguy 5000

    Newbieguy 5000 New User

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    Sadly I received no reply from the person and it seems that the current user has changed the Steam Account information to (United States) as well as including "Steam Subscriber". I think this account is a lost cause and is completely under the scammers control. The profile picture and name was changed, the real name of the online friend was removed as well.
  11. Horse

    Horse Administrator 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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