E-Arkham Impersonator

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by EArkham, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Okay, so this is weird. Apparently I have an impersonator.

    This is the impersonator: http://steamcommunity.com/id/eiarkham/

    [Edit] Hah! He's already changed it: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198283033238

    This is me: http://steamcommunity.com/id/earkham/

    I dunno what this person is hoping to accomplish, but I do have a pretty big haunted ghosts & isotope collection, so it's likely they're looking to scam.

    Thought I'd mention it here in case the impersonator decides to target tf2maps members. If they don't have selfmades on their profile and less than 9 years on steam, just ignore them.

    As always, you can PM me here if you need to add me for some reason (like using props I made in your map or something).
     
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  2. Svode

    aa Svode Take a Chance on Me

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    EDIT - The impersonator has been banned on trusted sites such as Steamrep: https://steamrep.com/search?q=http://steamcommunity.com/id/eiarkham/
    and has been given negative Trust reviews on sites such as Backpack.tf:
    https://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198283033238
    DO NOT trade with him at any cost!

    I remember someone trying to impersonate me around the time I joined TF2Maps in order to try and scam a friend of mine, luckily they were experienced in trading and were able to call him out.
    These people, especially the impersonators, really are sad creatures. It's always best to be legitamate and work your way up, rather than feast on the innocent.

    If you are ever visited by a possible scammer, always check their profiles on these places:
    Steamrep - ALWAYS check here! The largest anti-fraud website for TF2; If the scammer has been practicing their craft for long enough, they likely have been banned on this site and marked as a "Scammer". If the person is marked here, do NOT (under any circumstance) trade with them!
    Backpack.tf - a large trading website that displays the reputation/trust of a trader on their profile. Put the URL of the scammer's profile in the search bar, and see the results.
     
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  3. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    Steam has the option to report impersonators. Would it do a thing if we all report him for that?
     
  4. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Dunno, I already reported him to Steam, and presumably the person who reported him to SteamRep also reported him to Steam, so...

    On suggestion of someone on backpack.tf, I've also changed my name to "E-Arkham [Not Trading]" so hopefully that helps.
     
  5. ics

    aa ics http://ics-base.net

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    You must be very famous to have such a fan. Looks like he changed his direct url to something else.
     
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  6. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    I think he's just going down the backpack.tf list of "most expensive backpacks." The next guy he's impersonated is a few ranks below me.

    He just wanted me for my backpack, not my mapping skills. I'm so hurt!
     
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  7. Startacker!

    aa Startacker! I'm going to have an ulcer hsuiaoideuajdagagdjdtdl

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    I don't think he's really good at this
     
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  8. Svode

    aa Svode Take a Chance on Me

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    Not to mention the fact that the latest capture of his inventory shows that it's worth $10 at most
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  9. Erk

    aa Erk erk

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    Mr.Omani #Buying Backpacks: Why you add me ?
    Erk: are you e arkham
    Mr.Omani #Buying Backpacks: What do you mean ?
    Erk: someone says your e arkham
    Mr.Omani #Buying Backpacks: What do you want ?
    Erk: Im just looking for E-arkham, have you seen him?
    Mr.Omani #Buying Backpacks: Yes why ?
    Erk: I just need to see him, are you e-arkham?
    Erk: Maybe me and e-arkham can do a tradde
    Mr.Omani #Buying Backpacks is now Offline.

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=893448218

    An artist at work

    I have an intense hatred for scammers, especially ones that do it badly.
     
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