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Warning of a phishing attempt on Steam.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohameddo-san, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Mohameddo-san

    Mohameddo-san
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

  2. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Peoples accounts have been hacked, and links are being sent supposedly by Steam friends.

    Usually this message is sent twice.

    Hey, Imagine, knocked this item <SNIP> Supposed image url removed

    This is the scam.

    Mod edit - How does this help? Directly linking to the scam file itself which is an .scr file. People should not touch .scr files, they are as bad a risk as .exe files, especially from unknown sources
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 24, 2014
  3. Thus, the original post is actually the scam?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 24, 2014
  4. Mohameddo-san

    Mohameddo-san
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    There will be a bot sending you a couple of links and if you click on either of them, they will download trojans to your PC.

    If that happens, change your Steam password and perform a full virus scan.

    The Steam community link will give you details and raise awareness of this recent phishing attempt.
     
  5. Maybe its my thinking but if that link is the scam, why do you post the link here? :O_o:
     
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  6. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    URL link removed ........
     
    • Agree Agree x 1