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Steam hijack attempt

Discussion in 'Games' started by Solaris17, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    gotten from user

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198014654138/

    a.k.a "::" without quotes.

    recieved chat request from TPU steam group

    message was::


    Never tell your password to anyone.
    :: This is an automated message from Valve: We have recorded that your account has been used by multiple IP addresses which is in violation of Valve’s subscriber agreement which can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

    Please follow the link below and login to verify you are the account owner and reactivate your account. If this is not complete within 24 hours this Steam account will be disabled. Follow this link and login to verify your account http://www.valvuesecureaccountreset.tk/

    Once complete you should see a message confirming your account has been reactivated. If not please contact Steam Support, do not reply to this message.


    im sure you are all intelligent enough to figure it out but im just going to throw out their. dont click on this.
     
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  2. IINexusII

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    haha wat n00bs

    well i clicked the link and its dead
     
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    yeah it happened to me aswell...
     
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    The .tk shoulda been the giveaway. Popular domain for spoofers.
     
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    Lol

    "We have recorded that your account has been used by multiple IP addresses which is in violation of Valve’s subscriber agreement"

    What a moron!!!! That is the entire selling point of Steam. You can go anywhere and access your Steam Account from anywhere with any IP address on any PC. I hope nobody fell for that since Steam is completely the opposite of what they tried to say.
     
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    That's not the worst attempt I've seen. A legitimate Steam link, passable grammar, and it even mentions contacting Steam support (though it says to do so after the part that would get your info stolen, it's enough to probably trick more people into thinking it's legit).

    Thanks for posting the head-up.
     
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    Why dont i get such letters :( hackers dont like my email i guess.BUt i receive strange mails from banks i never been registred to :D
     
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    Meh,people will fall for anything.
     
  9. Benetanegia

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    Lame scam attempt aside :laugh:, am I the only one who now wants a Valvue game? Half Lifue 3 maybe? :rockout: :roll:
     
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    Yea, sometimes it's hard to believe that so many people need my help to get their money into the country.....:laugh:
     
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    I didn't even notice that! Nicely spotted
    How dumb can some scammeurs bue? :laugh:
     
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    I jus lol at the fact that people go thru the time to attempt to steal steam accounts... their so easy to recover, and you can jus torrent any of the games anyway.
     
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    dude disable hyperlink on sec link, i have click disorder and TPU is always safe for me.
     
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    Think about it.

    You manage to steal just one account, sell it to someone in person or online before the person you stole it from finds out, leave and make a profit.

    All you need is one sucker out of the 25 million active steam accounts out there to make some easy cash.
     
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    I dunno whos the bigger sucker, the kid who unknowingly gives his account away, or the jackass who buys a stolen account
     
  16. DaveK

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    The sad thing is people actually fall for this crap :shadedshu
     
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    A) link is dead, it does nothing.
    B) when it WAS active, simply going there was not dangerous. entering your info and submitting to them was - so clicky alone not dangerous :)
     
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    Haha :)

    This is a pretty lame attempt to some I've seen, but then most of the ones I've seen have been for MMO accounts and such, people try harder with them because they can sell for A LOT sometimes.
     
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    Yes people do fall for this and more than once :(
    There is a customer who's kid wanted me to install MW2 for him as he had no success installing it. (apparently)

    So I told them the product key was already in use and need to contact steam about this with the appropriate details.

    Instead they bought another copy of MW2 and ignored my warnings.

    You know what?

    The new product key was eventually stolen too.
     
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    And here I am still waiting for my rich Nigerian uncle's money! hahaha.
     

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