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User Report: 76561198391163452 (Darkahy Mastah)

User scammed me out of nearly all my tradable items, by way of impersonating a marketplace.tf bot and having me "verify" my items through "marketplace.tf"

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    Marty Birdman commented

    The user you're reporting is frequently impersonated, and may not have been the same user that actually contacted you.


    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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    Quality Baconburgers commented · Quality Baconburgers edited

    Here is the contact with the user in question: https://imgur.com/N1fYC5u

    And here is the fake bot he used (Four parts): https://imgur.com/1t6d0RL

    https://imgur.com/XcBJ5ja

    https://imgur.com/Wvr8mjp

    https://imgur.com/xoCzt7W

    (Edit) Aww... I spaced it out in the text editor but it didn't show up...

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    Marty Birdman commented

    According to the ID seen in the screenshots you've provided, you were contacted by this user - https://backpack.tf/u/76561198391163452 - 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 provide screenshot proof of your entire conversation with them, formatted the same way as the first screenshot you provided.


    Notes:

    http://archive.is/5UZN9

    https://imgur.com/a/Yx203My

    http://archive.is/Cfu9E

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    Teeny Tiny Cat commented

    Reporter did not followup but applying a tag anyway since there's evidence of impersonation with intent to scam here. If you're able to provide what was requested in future, feel free to reopen this.

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