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  Steam Account Scam - Off Topic
  Posted by: GOODY on 05-24-2010 @ 08:44 - Source: Goody
This News Item has been viewed 55,138 times
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.

UPDATE

After speaking to the support staff on Steam, If you follow the instructions in the article on how to recover a hijacked account they aim to get your account sorted out within 2 working days (usually the next working day)
This is not written in stone though but they will do there best depending on how busy they are.

If your account is hijacked in this way then let your friends know as soon as possible as the hijacker will try to pretend he is you and will try to get all your friends accounts in the same way. Communication is the key here to stop things like this spreading.



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 Expand#1 - Posted by: TheIG88Killer (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 09:02

 Expand#2 - Posted by: Delta 47 (Staff) - 05-24-2010 at 10:32

 Expand#3 - Posted by: JulioC (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 10:42

 Expand#4 - Posted by: Pille (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 12:03

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 Expand#6 - Posted by: vfn4i83 (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 12:46

 Expand#7 - Posted by: JulioC (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 14:06

 Expand#8 - Posted by: GOODY (Staff) - 05-24-2010 at 14:07

 Expand#9 - hmm - Posted by: IANF1 (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 14:26

 Expand#10 - Posted by: JulioC (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 16:40

 Expand#11 - Posted by: Nod71 (Member) - 05-24-2010 at 16:59

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 Expand#15 - Posted by: NOZYSPY (Staff) - 05-25-2010 at 03:52

 Expand#16 - Posted by: Zurvan_Akarana (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 03:57

 Expand#17 - Posted by: GOODY (Staff) - 05-25-2010 at 08:33

 Expand#18 - Posted by: JulioC (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 09:06

 Expand#19 - Posted by: TheIG88Killer (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 09:27

 Expand#20 - Posted by: GOODY (Staff) - 05-25-2010 at 10:09

 Expand#21 - Posted by: _Blackbird (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 11:55

 Expand#22 - Posted by: Turtlemonkey (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 12:34

 Expand#23 - Posted by: Salazara (Member) - 05-25-2010 at 20:17

 Expand#24 - Posted by: SpaceW0Lf (Member) - 05-27-2010 at 09:53

 Expand#25 - lol. - Posted by: Dark_Stealth (Member) - 05-27-2010 at 20:54

 Expand#26 - Posted by: jimbo4567 (Member) - 05-29-2010 at 06:18

 Expand#27 - Posted by: pokemona (Member) - 05-29-2010 at 06:26

 Expand#28 - happened to me - Posted by: comfox (Member) - 05-29-2010 at 06:36

 Expand#29 - Posted by: Darth_Postal (Member) - 05-30-2010 at 00:31

 Expand#30 - Posted by: JulioC (Member) - 05-30-2010 at 03:49

 Expand#31 - Posted by: Xenophile (Member) - 06-01-2010 at 13:09

 Expand#32 - it works - Posted by: GlitchMasterShmit (Member) - 06-11-2010 at 12:17

 Expand#33 - My acc was hijack and steam did NOTHING - Posted by: Skin_NooB_Monolith (Member) - 06-28-2010 at 01:12



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