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Beware Phishing attempt on Steam!!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Killer_Rubber_Ducky, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Killer_Rubber_Ducky

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    Beware a chat request from someone on Steam posing as an Admin with the name "Admin".

    This person is phishing for your login information.

    They claim you need to update SteamGuard within 5 hours or your account will be disconnected or you may also begin seeing bans. There is a fake Steam Site link in the message.

    Just to be safe i changed my Steam Password. I have also reported the user for social engineering and phishing.
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    This has been happening for quite some time. User sends idiot an obviously suspicious link advertising "free games" or some crap, they click on it and their account gets hijacked and becomes part of a "botnet" that begins initiating chat requests with random users in groups (usually less than 150 members).

    Obviously, don't click on stupid looking links from random people because Valve will never instant message you.
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    link removed.
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    Valve and Steam employees NEVER contact ANYONEthrough chat. Especially not with "Admin" or "Valve Support" name and Yahoo or Hotmail e-mail)... Why ppl still fall for these prehistoric tricks?
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    Well, among those tens of millions of Steam accounts there surely are some who might bite, don't you think?
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    Atleast it wont be me :)
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    i bit initially as I had just woken up and did not re-read the chat box statement. I re-read it and noticed all the spelling mistakes and the fake site link then changed my password. I dont normally get tricked like this. I should stop drinking copious amounts of alcohol late at night. ^_^
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    Yep... seen this before, but it is nice to have a reminder to keep alert to it.:)
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    Ive have tonnes of phishing emails contacting me about inactive Aion, WoW, LoTR and other random MMOrpg game accounts almost everyday.

    Never been fooled by it. because I dont even play the games they are talking about :laugh:

    I get the odd fake facebook phishing scams too. I rarely use FB so I dont care too much.
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    Yep I get accused of trying to sell my WoW account and my Runescape account prolly once a week. Never played either one of them :wtf:
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    Oh yeah, if you were to hear the people that call the IT helpdesk at my workplace you'd fully understand why. It's hard to understand how these people live their lives, let alone work a computer. You've never seen such fail. :shadedshu
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    yeah, thats true
    alhough this type has been run for years there many people get fooled
    i remember one of my friend get mailed and said his account would be banned if he dont veryfied
    then he click and login into fake web then :banghead::banghead::banghead: happened
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    I get those even though I don't have a Facebook account.
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