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Marty Birdman
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User Report: 76561198188019877 (RoyalCake)

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    Marty Birdman commented

    Thank you for your report, however judging by your friends list history here - http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198248648360?t=1549755108 - you were contacted by this user - http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198188019877 - who is impersonating the user you reported. It is extremely important to make sure you know who you are trading with before you complete any risky trades. I highly recommend using - https://rep.tf/ - to check who you are trading with. Copy the user's Steam ID directly from their profile URL and paste it where prompted. Do not use any links that they give you to do this check as scammers will often give you links that link to the user they are impersonating.


    Please give a detailed description of what happened and provide screenshot evidence to back up your claims (screenshots of chat, trade history, paypal, etc.). All screenshots should be completely unedited. We are unable to investigate proofless reports.

    A guide on reporting can be found here - https://forums.backpack.tf/topic/53663-guide-for-reporting-on-the-main-site/

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    dogi commented

    The guy added me like a month ago and wrote me 3 days back from now. he said he wanted to trade my stranges for 10 keys, wich was a good price. i wrote to one guy that traded with him and he said he was a good guy and a good trader. I traded with "one of ur bot" all my stranges to get the serial number but i never got my items, the only thing i got was my taunt. i had for 4,6 keys worth of item in this trade and if u want i can show u, if i could send u the images.


    Thx for ur time, even though it's my fault and i won't get them back.

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    Marty Birdman commented

    Please provide uncropped (whole screen visible)/unedited screenshot proof of your interactions with this user and any other users involved in this scam. If you have access to these from the original chat window, please provide them. Upload them to an image hosting service (imgur, for example) and post the links here.


    If you no longer have access to your original chat window with this user, you can instead recover chatlogs here - https://help.steampowered.com/en/accountdata/GetFriendMessagesLog - and when you take screenshots of them, please do so in a web browser rather than Steam client and hover your mouse over the name of the user you are interacting with so that their profile URL displays in the lower left hand corner of the screen (and again, remember not to crop or edit them in any way). Then upload them to an image hosting service (imgur, for example) and post the links here.


    Please also provide a similarly formatted screenshot from your trade history of the trade where your items were lost. Take it in a web browser with your cursor hovering over their username so that their profile URL displays in the lower lefthand corner of the screen, and upload it uncropped (whole screen visible) and unedited to an image hosting service, and post the link here.

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    dogi commented
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    Marty Birdman commented

    That link gives me a 404 error - please link the images individually.

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    Marty Birdman commented

    So that we can be completely sure we have the correct user that contacted you, please take at least one screenshot of chat from https://help.steampowered.com/en/accountdata/GetFriendMessagesLog . It does not have to be the whole conversation again, just one part of it will be enough. When you take it, please do so in a web browser rather than Steam client and hover your mouse over the name of the user you are interacting with so that their profile URL displays in the lower left hand corner of the screen. Do not crop or edit the image in any way, and upload it to imgur and post the link here.

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    dogi commented
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    dogi commented

    but can we do about it?

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    Marty Birdman commented

    Thank you for following up. Because the main account that contacted you is already marked on Steamrep and therefore banned from the site automatically, and the scam attempt they used here also falls outside Steamrep's investigative policy, there is nothing more we can do with regards to that account. However, the fake bot they used as part of this scam attempt has now been banned from the site as well. Thank you for your report.


    Notes:

    http://archive.is/HzXGP - User1

    http://archive.is/FbUA5 - User 2

    https://imgur.com/a/XaKwNWV - Chat1

    https://imgur.com/a/6EUbI9M - Chat2

    https://imgur.com/a/43JShxt - Chat3

    https://imgur.com/a/OmQhrMw - Chat4

    https://imgur.com/a/uncKzzJ - Chat5

    https://imgur.com/a/tiGc38h - Chat6

    https://imgur.com/a/eLGfJpY - Chat7

    https://imgur.com/a/dxDCzB2 - Chat w/ URL

    https://imgur.com/a/pQ0PHCO - Trade

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    dogi commented

    But can we do something for my items?

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    Marty Birdman commented

    Unfortunately, there is no way of recovering them.

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    dogi commented

    Ok, well thx for everything