New Scam?

Discussion in 'Trade Chat' started by JohnnyGaloshes, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. JohnnyGaloshes

    JohnnyGaloshes Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    TraderPro1: sup man. do u trade items?
    TraderPro1: i want to trade my knife, unusual hat or courier
    TraderPro1: look screen <link> don't put actual link please
    TraderPro1: so if u want to trade something i will add u from my trade acc

    DO NOT GO TO THE WEBSITE!

    Anyone been seeing these as of late? I got a few recently.

    The site brings you to a .scr file and wants to download.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 8, 2014
  2. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

    I nearly clicked that. the link isn't too smart either, considering it isn't a .jpg
     
  3. Party Chocobo

    Party Chocobo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Old method that happens a lot just with different fake websites. Came along soon after people wised up about steamcomurnty links and the such, also take the link out of your post so people don't accidentally click on it.
     
  4. JohnnyGaloshes

    JohnnyGaloshes Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor


    Yeah i was doing that as you replied LOL
     
  5. Biggie

    Biggie Moderator Staff Member Contributor

    Steam:

    I would highly suggest removing part of that link so people don't accidentally click it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  6. Kyle

    Kyle Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    I've had two of these happen since last year and it was presented as "explain these photos (link)".
     
  7. JohnnyGaloshes

    JohnnyGaloshes Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Already done
     
  8. EatMyMaymays

    EatMyMaymays Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    You should probably remove the link from your quote too. :p
     
  9. Party Chocobo

    Party Chocobo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    lol good on ya
    Just don't click any links to websites you've never heard of. Things like imgur and Youtube are safe. Also don't trust links even from trusted friends because there is always a possibility that they got phished and it's almost happened to me like that before.
     
  10. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    I get them all the time

    They started to change to "ermahgerd click dis image link!" lately it seems
     
  11. Biggie

    Biggie Moderator Staff Member Contributor

    Steam:

    To be honest, If i see a friend invite and they have a private profile.. I just ignore them. Simple enough. Unless it's someone I know trying to add me and happens to have a private profile.
     
  12. JohnnyGaloshes

    JohnnyGaloshes Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor


    Ditto
     
  13. Kyle

    Kyle Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    So a really odd coincidence just happened, I just got a phish link from a FB friend a few minutes after read this thread.
    [​IMG]
    No social site is safe for me.
     
  14. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    To be fair, you never know what is a phishing link or not unless:
    • It's been reported frequently
    • Your security picks it up
    So that might not be a phishing link.
     
  15. Kyle

    Kyle Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    I typed in fbuglyz.com without the extension on chrome and this is the window I got. [​IMG]
    Even without this conformation it was obvious it was a phish since she never types like that. She always punctuates and capitalizes properly.
     
  16. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    Ya see, that I didn't know but it's good that you took it into account.
     
  17. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Staff Member Contributor

    Steam:

    its nothing new
     
  18. jerye

    jerye Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    Not a new scam. Been around for a couple of years including fake steamcommunity links, fake teamspeak/vent/mumble download. Just be vigilant :)
     
  19. ` R2Pleasent

    ` R2Pleasent Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Has this scam decreased with the new rules for adding friends on new accounts? It makes Steam itself look so bad when anytime you post your username, you get added by 4-5 level 0 accts all giving you malicious links.
     
  20. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    Yes it has. I haven't had an add relative to phishing adds or attempts for quite some time myself. The phishers at this point are now becoming more dependent as they require someone to actually fall for the attempt as those accounts meet the requirements.