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post #11 of 34
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I did it with a different account... i think it may be legit... i tried doing the thing and it told me my email wasnt verified yet.........and it wasnt
it tells you that as an excuse for it not to work if that makes sense. people will input their data over and over again so they know your details. what would you expect it to do??
     
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OK its a complete scam... i takeback all that i have said... i can login with a random username/password

EDIT: Im glad i didnt use my good account
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post #13 of 34
Some admin in the Steam group should post this in the group announcements too IMHO...
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post #14 of 34
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OK its a complete scam... i takeback all that i have said... i can login with a random username/password
The laughing? Oh it's definitely with you and in no way at you.

post #15 of 34
As the group is set to public, I am unable to kick him from the group. I can attempt to kick him temporary by changing the group to private but he will be able to rejoin after I set it back to public. Does anyone have his Steam name? (Searched for "Admin Community Steam" returned nothing.)
post #16 of 34
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post #17 of 34
lol i know its funny... but still i wanted to try it... thats y i made a completely new account including a new email address. i wanted to know its not like i lost anything
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post #18 of 34
Wow looks exactly the same, thats freaky.
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post #19 of 34
Wouldn't give my account credentials there, however, isn't the purpose of the "Steam Guard" feature to prevent this kind of things? I mean, unless I give them my e-mai's password too...
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by GreenArchon View Post
Wouldn't give my account credentials there, however, isn't the purpose of the "Steam Guard" feature to prevent this kind of things? I mean, unless I give them my e-mai's password too...
Your steam username and email adress alone are valuable to the scammers. They can sell that information to 3rd parties (often advertising agencies) for a nice sum.

As for the sites looking almost identical, it's a common form of attack known as phising. Basically a site is setup to look exactly like a legit service you would normally use, however instead of completing your service it steals all the information you have entered.

While often you'll just be getting inconvinient spam emails as a result, however more serious things have and do happen, especially when credit cards are involved. That's why it is always important to know and verify the URL before completing any transactions or entering any personal information.
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