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Steam scammers on the rise

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Ok I know this is not on any offical news platforms but LTT can you please cover that steam scammers are on the rise and manipulating users into giving them details because they accdently reported them or they see mutiple reports on there account.

I had 2 people recently get there account stolen so far so can you please tell your vast audience to NEVER give out there password/username/steam guard code TO ANY ONE

Please ❤️

thanks you LTT

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14 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

bruh if you give your password to a random dude on steam you kinda deserve to be scammed

Exactly. Obviously I would rather not anyone get hacked or scammed but if you're gullible enough to give away passwords and steam guard codes you really shouldn't have access to Steam, or the internet in general.

 


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I had a steam friend recently message saying this site gives you free games or whatever and if I got any good ones to sell them to him. I was like whatever and checked it out and it told me to link my steam account. I was getting ready to type in my credentials when I realized something felt off. Checked the url and it said about blank; if I moused over some links it gave a strange url and none of the links on the "steam" site did anything. I almost got caught by the phishing scam.

 

I'm guessing my steam friend went to the site and got hacked by it and they sent messages to all of their friends.


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36 minutes ago, Nova Dwagon said:

I had 2 people recently get there account stolen so far so can you please tell your vast audience to NEVER give out there password/username/steam guard code TO ANY ONE

Well... Shit. This is just common sense. If they're stupid enough to give their password and steam guard code to a random person on the internet, they deserve to lose their account. They should be thankful it was just their steam account and not their online banking or paypal.

 

If they haven't done so already, and they probably haven't since they're clearly morons, advise your friends to change their passwords on other platforms and services as well, as the people who hijacked the steam account may try using the email address and password on other platforms, such as email, facebook, etc. If your friends used the same password elsewhere, and they probably did because they're dumbasses, then they can end up losing more than just their steam account.


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Yeaaah, this is common sense.

Never click random link from people on steam, even if they are your "friends", especially if they send a link out of effing nowhere.
Never give your credentials to anyone either...


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I actually get emails from steam that people try and log in to my account with the correct password non-stop. Have blocked them as they need my email etc. Valve are about as useless as they get to stop this (Although EA are far far worse!). In a large community I understand though.

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2 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

I actually get emails from steam that people try and log in to my account with the correct password non-stop. Have blocked them as they need my email etc. Valve are about as useless as they get to stop this (Although EA are far far worse!). In a large community I understand though.

Activate Steam Guard, it needs your phone.


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28 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

I don't have my phone or credit card attached to my account. Don't want personal information like that on something easily hacked. 

If you're not dumb enough to give your password to anyone and it isn't "1234", "catlove" or any easy stuff like that you have nothing to worry about.


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34 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

I don't have my phone or credit card attached to my account. Don't want personal information like that on something easily hacked. 

What can they do with your phone number?

 

For purchasing just use PayPal, it adds a layer of security. Otherwise it asks for your CVC for each purchase...


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literally every service that exists with a chat feature says "never give out your password to anyone" as soon as you open the chat window on steam it says that, and when dealing with your account it says "we will never ask for your username and password".

 

steam has so many safeguards that it's not like a "whoops"

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5 minutes ago, Arika S said:

literally every service that exists with a chat feature says "never give out your password to anyone" as soon as you open the chat window on steam it says that, and when dealing with your account it says "we will never ask for your username and password".

 

steam has so many safeguards that it's not like a "whoops"

Unlucky how they asked for my password and credit card to unlock my account. 

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9 minutes ago, Arika S said:

literally every service that exists with a chat feature says "never give out your password to anyone" as soon as you open the chat window on steam it says that, and when dealing with your account it says "we will never ask for your username and password".

 

steam has so many safeguards that it's not like a "whoops"

Unfortunately if the person's on an emotional rush when they believe an administrator or something is contacting them about some supposed disciplinary action, rational thinking tends to go out the window.

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4 hours ago, Nova Dwagon said:

Ok I know this is not on any offical news platforms but LTT can you please cover that steam scammers are on the rise and manipulating users into giving them details because they accdently reported them or they see mutiple reports on there account.

I had 2 people recently get there account stolen so far so can you please tell your vast audience to NEVER give out there password/username/steam guard code TO ANY ONE

Please ❤️

thanks you LTT

It is common sense, so I dont feel bad for those that lose their accounts.

 

It will teach them a life long lesson, best for them to have their Steam account stolen, then say something like their house or their identity.

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2 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

I don't have my phone or credit card attached to my account. Don't want personal information like that on something easily hacked. 

Its pretty hard to actually get into someone's steam account if they have 2 factor on. I mean, its virtually impossible unless youre some NSA level hacker to get into something properly secured with 2FA so idk why youd say its "easily hacked".

 

Unless the SSFN file is still stealable and the vulnerability being exploited.

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7 minutes ago, Amazonsucks said:

Two factor authentication. In the csse of Steam its the Steam Mobile Authenticator which is a time based code generator.

Hmmmmm

So its not like click on the squares with a bicycle in it, or the type the squiggly letters out.

 

Did not Linus get pinched hard on some scammers a cpl yrs ago. If anyone got a quick link, would love to read up on it. Do not give me the video. Just the forum thread.

Got it, from Lman himself

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Canada EH said:

Hmmmmm

So its not like click on the squares with a bicycle in it, or the type the squiggly letters out.

 

Did not Linus get pinched hard on some scammers a cpl yrs ago. If anyone got a quick link, would love to read up on it. Do not give me the video. Just the forum thread.

Got it, from Lman himself

 

 

 

Nah thats to make sure people signing up for accounts arent robots. 2 factor authentication makes it impossible for someone to log in even if they have your password. Without the generated code theyll still be locked out.

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1 hour ago, Amazonsucks said:

Its pretty hard to actually get into someone's steam account if they have 2 factor on. I mean, its virtually impossible unless youre some NSA level hacker to get into something properly secured with 2FA so idk why youd say its "easily hacked".

 

Unless the SSFN file is still stealable and the vulnerability being exploited.

Well I don't know what hackers are capable of, but I don't want to take any chances. I don't have that much money to take that risk, even if it is quite small. 

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there have been more of them lately tho, like yes you have to be utterly brain dead to get caught but there have been way more the last coupple months. i get about one a week now whie it used to be more like once every two months or even less before


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