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Known Steam Impersonators and how to identify

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There has be a large increase recently in the number of people impersonating other people in Steam with the goal to scam others .  And many high-level Steamers get targeted frequently, almost weekly, but really, anyone can be impersonated. (In the month of January, there were 19 impersonator attempts against my account alone).

Below is an ongoing and updated list of accounts that have impersonated me. Each of these has been reported to Valve, and valve took whatever action they do (or don't).

So what does an impersonator look like?  The short answer is look just like me, or you, or  anyone. They will mimic your name and even use your avatar. Then they usually send trade offers to people on your friends list and others,  offers that are just too good to be true (because they are not true).  Many times they include a link (don't click on those links).

The impersonators know that most people do not look too closely and focus on the "great offer" and worry about missing that offer. They feel, wow Ejay just sent me an offer, it's got to be good because, well it's Ejay.  The seldom notice that the Ejay that sent that offer has a steam level like 0-3 and a private profile.

Things to watch for that may identify an impersonator:   

* Low low Steam level

* Private profile

* Unsolicited trade offers  (usually posted to your comment wall)

* An offer that must be acted on immediately

* They want you to trade first

* Links to non-steam pages

Cavet Emptor (buyer beware). 

* No honest trader is going to make you hurry and do a deal. If it's a good offer now, it should be a good deal tomorrow, or the next day.

* Most honest traders do not send unsolicited trade offer to people.

* Never trade first

* Always check SteamREP at  Https://steamrep.com to see if there is anything going on with the person making the offer, or any clues that it may not be the person you think it is.

 

Here is a list of Steam IDs that have impersonated me (and others) in the past and have been reported to Steam. Problem is, it's like playing Wack-a-Mole. More and more keep[ popping up.

Confirmed Impersonators Steam IDs: (updated 2/2019)

76561197965908923

76561197987262046

76561197988115065

76561197990897185

76561198006577582

76561198128829983

76561197991793736

76561197991869535

76561197994065290

76561198009634726

76561198044775611

76561198047686089

76561198074856667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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