PSA: Steam TF2 Scam/Methods

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by ArayhMD, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1442416733

    The above link was created by scammers with fake screenshots of Steam Community Admins, and their Steam IDs. (In relation to this scam: https://www.skial.com/threads/scam-...iles-76561198162359199-soviet-fireball.80046/)

    If someone shows you something similar to this or exactly the same/copy pasted, do not believe the Community Thread. Do not send your items to any sort of "Item Database/Bot/Verification Bot."

    No Valve/Steam Employee will check your backpack and ask for anything regarding a trade.

    Screenshots of Link:
    https://imgur.com/a/4LdltWl
     
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  2. Metroidz

    Metroidz Face-Melting F2Per

    Steam:

    Thanks for posting this. I reported this community post to Valve (which I normally don't do cause they don't give a fuck).

    Feel free to report the cockroach that made the guide as well.
     
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  3. Soviet Fireball

    Soviet Fireball Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    I fell victim to this too. Bastards.
     
  4. Metroidz

    Metroidz Face-Melting F2Per

    Steam:

    You're the dude that's the scammer it that report......
     
  5. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    https://www.skial.com/threads/scam-appeal-soviet-fireball.80059/#post-759552

    That's interesting, looks like Soviet Fireball had his account stolen because he gave away his username and confirmation code, and then the scammer using the same bad grammar, scammed Brick.

    And it looks like they took down their own Steam Community Fraud Post, but you can still see it in the screenshots.

    https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198360347197
    Is the scammer/bot that was made to post that original Fake Steam Admin page.
     
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  6. Metroidz

    Metroidz Face-Melting F2Per

    Steam:

    Good, that community post is toast. They probably didn't delete it themselves, got the axe by Valve.

    Be on the lookout if it comes up again.
     
  7. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah, I wonder if there's a way to search steam community threads, to see if more pop up, I'm sure it's all just going to be copy pastes of that one, with maybe rephotoshopped pictures of fake admins profiles.
     
  8. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Another PSA:
    Another person on my friends list just got hijacked and they sent me this:

    Hi! I want to buy Battle pass at a discount, but for some reason I can't go to the site ... Do u have same problem? {Link removed per OP}

    Now what I assume is that site is another way to steal your account info so beware.
     
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  9. Chance

    Chance Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    You should probably remove that link so nobody accidentally clicks it
     
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  10. Cream Tea

    Cream Tea Legendary Skial King Legendary Mapper

    Steam:

    please remove link
     
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  11. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Can't edit the post........

    Thanks Biggie.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  12. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

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  13. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Evidently the game is made by Russians and also contains a Trojan as well as a Bitcoin Miner, so if scammers are using this game to try to scam, they might also end up hijacked and CPU used to mine Bitcoins for the developer.
     
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  14. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    New PSA:
    Evidently it's getting worse.

    There's a new game called Bitcoin Miner that fakes everything to do with TF2 items. People have evidently gotten scammed with thousands of fake keys, fake golden frying pans..etc.

    https://steamdb.info/app/810270/items/

    Beware. These items can look exactly like TF2 items in the Trade Window.

    If you must trade and want to check, if you right click and inspect element in the Trade Offer page, the items must have a 440 above it to indicate the TF2 is the game/app where the item is in.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/9315ju/steam_direct_shovelware_developers_creating_fake/
     
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  15. Metroidz

    Metroidz Face-Melting F2Per

    Steam:

    Steam Direct(TM): Give us $100 and dump your shit on us.
     
  16. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper

    Steam:

    Abstractism seems to have been removed from the Steam Store

    also, so has another "game" called Climber that was used to scam DOTA2 players
     
  17. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

  18. Split Moon

    Split Moon Notably Dangerous Demo-Knight Contributor

    Steam:

    Just when I thought scamming dota 2 items was hard. This is advanced bullshittery.
     
  19. Gameboy.exe

    Gameboy.exe Gore-Spattered Heavy Contributor

  20. ArayhMD

    ArayhMD TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Yeah, at least Valve is going to replace the scammed items for this scam because it's their fault, as opposed to the other scams where Valve just goes, tough shit.
     
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