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New steam scam/Phising attempt

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mussels, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Seriously, how lame can they get?

    the "retrieve" link takes you to a non-steam website, "steam community" is spelled wrong, and why on earth would steam use Gmail >.<
     
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    Obvious for most but thanks for the heads up.

    Now let me just deal with this email I got from techpowerup asking me to prove I'm a real person by giving my sort code and bank account number ...
     
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    And steampwred@gmail lol. But I bet quite some people will fall for that.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i reported it as spam and phishing (it was in my spam folder when i got it, but it needs to be doublespammed) but even so, i know a few people dumb enough to fall for it - especially on inferior mail systems like hotmail or yahoo with poor spam detection
     
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    Untrue! My hotmail hardly lets anything spammish into the inbox.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    and my friends hotmail doesnt let legit emails into his inbox :p

    i went offtopic, my apologies - my point was that unless your email client picked up it was spammy, you'd likely think it was real if you werent phishing aware
     
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    As all phishing attempts go, this one seems pretty good to some of the ones i seen.

    Also the thread title is misleading, maybe change it to "New steam phishing attempt" as steam aint really scamming anyone.
     
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    AsRock TPU addict

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    Crappy attempt i think, the e-mail addy alone is a massive give away. Must work though for them to do it huh.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    steal an account, sell it...
     
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    did you forward it to valve? i know someone on my friends list that sent them an email about a scam thing some time ago and was rewarded =D
     
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    thanks for the heads-up, mrcl would have fell for this one had you not made this thread. lol jk :toast:
     
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    I never fall for such things. However, I am still awaiting my share of the Nigerian Minister of Communications assets, so I can buy tons of real Rolex watches for 50 bucks each.
     
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    :roll:

    The "Reactive My Account" sounds bad too.

    Should be "Re-Activate"
     
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    why didnt i get such messages for me :(
     
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    yeah i know why they do it, because there ass holes who cannot do real work.
     

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