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[Joystiq]STEAM Did NOT Gift You Far Cry 2

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Multiple members of Team Joystiq received a weird email this morning, which stated that Valve, the beloved developers behind PC's great platform, Steam, had gifted us Far Cry 2. With an email address originating from the Steam URL, you could imagine how (almost) convinced we were. Turns out it was all a hoax.

The activation link in the very convincing email (seriously, it looks legit!) goes to a third-party site. We can only imagine the malice awaiting us on the other side of that link, so if you were also the recipient of this email, know that IT'S A TRAP!
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IT'S A TRAP
LOL
oh man, that made my day.
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Now I want to click on it. I didn't get the e-mail though.
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I think its funny that most people get fooled by links that lead to malicious sites. I had a buddy who almost got tricked in a similar manner, except it was supposedly from Blizzard Entertainment (he had his WoW account on Craigslist). Anyways, I told him to check out the links before clicking on anything, and sure enough, they went to some bogus site that probably had some keylogger/spyware on it. Needless to say, he was happy I warned him.
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bummer. maybe they should give this to me for the hoax they did on me with L4D. Lame game...

Back on topic: Did anyone here get this e-mail? I didn't.
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I'd better warn my 10 yr old brother
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A coworker invited me over for dinner one day and as we walk into the house his wife says "Guess what? I won us a free Xbox360 online today!". He says "OMG! That's great". Then they both wondered why I was sitting there with the face palm pose. Took me a half hour to get rid of all the spyware...

In their defensive they had just gotten the internet a week prior to this.
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Originally Posted by killerhz View Post
bummer. maybe they should give this to me for the hoax they did on me with L4D. Lame game...

Back on topic: Did anyone here get this e-mail? I didn't.
what hoax? the game is great!
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awww you beat me to it


was quickly reading the posts going must post that image but then you ruined it for me
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