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READ ME Why has your Donation to SteamRep been refunded.

Discussion in 'SteamRep Guides' started by SilentReaper(SR), Jan 12, 2015.

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  1. SilentReaper(SR)

    SilentReaper(SR) Retired Staff

    SteamRep Admin:
    SteamRep receives donations from its users, however we do refund them more often than we'd like to see.

    Why do we have to screen them?
    Well, unfortunately less honest people have referred to those donator tags as being a form of "reputation", which we really consider it not to be. And we do not want to "enable" them to do so, which is why we try preventing such issues by screening those that do donate to us.

    Why was my donation refunded?
    The refunds costs us less money then charge-backs, or other PayPal issues, and if that prevented a scam happening for referring to it as some form of "reputation" it was worth it. As we screen those donations, there is for us a lot of factors to check. The most basic reasons are:
    • Account is less then a certain number of months old (judged upon case by case).
    • Looks too much like an obvious alt.
    • Banned on SteamRep or having a Caution tag.
    • Open reports (reports that are not archived or tagged archived/invalid).
    • A plethora of other things we have access at to gauge the account's surrounding problems.
    • If an account becomes problematic shortly after the donation.
    We will not reveal exactly why a refund was issued if not clear cut from above. We will at most reply with either a link to this topic, or in some form the cryptic:
    Older donations will not be refunded, older as in more then a few months ago have been donated and issues arising (judged upon case by case). Donators do not get any protection anyhow with reports against them and such. Also its not considered a form of reputation. As donators most often do not have permanent donator tags, these donator tags will fade out 1 or 2 years after their donation.

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
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  2. Mattie!

    Mattie! SteamRep Admin

    SteamRep Admin:
    If your donation was refunded but you'd still like to help anonymously (with no recognition on SteamRep) you can donate via our main page:

    You can also support the Online Fraud Prevention Foundation and SteamRep by making everyday purchases on Amazon via smile.amazon.com:

    Thanks for your interest and for supporting the cause.
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