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Goody. VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

This is a warning to all of you out there that use Steam to play and purchase your games. There is a group of people out there hijacking accounts so you will need to be vigilant and read the following carefully.

So here is how they are doing it. You get a invite to chat and when you do they will say something along the lines of "Hey check out my new group and please join it" This seems harmelss enough and they could even be on your friends list or be part of a group that you are already in. They will also post a link that goes to what looks like the Steam login page but it is not. DO NOT enter your login details here infact check the url and make sure it looks like this http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ Group name here Or it looks like this https://steamcommunity.com/

These scammers are using urls like steampowered07.something.com to trick people. They then change the password with in seconds and then the registered email so you cannoy recover your account.

If you fall foul of these low lifes then there is hope so do not dispare. Go here straight away https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2347-QDFN-4366 and submit a support ticket as it describes to reclaim your account. Note if your account is hijacked and it does recieve a Vac ban then there is nothing steam can do to over turn that ban.

Now before people start flaming or saying only a n00b will fall for this it can happen to anyone with just a small lapse of concentration so be careful out there. If this has happened to you then find the url and use http://www.whois.net/ to find the host of the domain and report them to there host. Any good host will suspend the account while it is looked into. The host is usually the DNS host.

Stay safe. Goody FileFront Network Co-Manager.




Skanker

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#2 8 years ago

Also, verify your email. If you do, it will be near impossible for them to maintain your account and you will be able to get it back with ease (just make sure your password to Steam is not the same as your email linked to the Steam account).




Von II

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#3 8 years ago

Thanks a lot for the warning. I'm usually not too aware of these, but for this one i'm keeping my eyes peeled.




jackripped

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#4 8 years ago

omg !

Someone kill them already !

Spose it could be worse, they could be stealing your credit card info !




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#5 8 years ago

Thanks I can read such a good post, to continue its efforts




Yehyeah

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#6 8 years ago

Meh, they've been around for ever. How many times a day does someone PM me on Steam asking for my password because they need to do a test/check something/do a report or other sh*t. But thanks for the share.

Dominium




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#7 7 years ago

I really like this forum. Thank you for your good advice. I get good information from you. I should maintain my account and my password. I always verify my email.




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#8 7 years ago

game is my life.most of the time i spend playing games




Mecha105

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#9 7 years ago

this is why i only have people i actually know on my friends list. i've had someone i added online try to do this to me and i told him to f*** off.




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#10 7 years ago

The best protection is to always check the domain and certificate state.




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