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Old 07-06-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Steam Accounts - eBay, Hijacking Alerts & More

Current eBay Alerts

Warning: Do Not Purchase Steam Accounts On Ebay

There are a number of people selling Steam Accounts on eBay.

DO NOT PURCHASE THEM:
  • It is against the EULA to sell Steam Accounts
  • They are either hijacked Steam Accounts or opened with stolen credit cards.
  • The accounts will be closed and we have been informed that PayPal / eBay will NOT help since no merchandise physically changed hands.
Current Hijacking Alerts

Malicious Programs In Downloads - Added August 2006

Account holder will be contacted or see promoted a "mod" in the form of an executable file (.EXE) that is in fact malicious software designed to steal Steam account login information...

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VALVe Employees Impersonated on Instant Message Programs
(Steam Friends, AOL IM, MSN Messenger, etc.)

People will contact account holder with display name of somename@valvesoftware.com and request Steam Account name / password to investigate an alleged cheating infraction...

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VALVe Support Impersonated via Email

People will contacted by email requesting a Steam Account name / password to investigate a support issue - usually an alleged cheating infraction...

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Bogus Offer to Join a HL2: Episode Two Beta

People are being contacted and offered the opportunity to participate in a Beta for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. This is a Steam Account hijacking scam...

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Bogus Offer to Lower SteamID

Web sites exist that offer a lower SteamID in exchange for Steam Account name and user password. This is a Steam Account hijacking scam...

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Fake Clans / Fake Clan Sites Attempting to Obtain Personal Information

VALVe have verified reports of people setting up fake clans / fake clan websites with the express purpose of stealing Steam Accounts...

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Illegal Steam Clients & Multiplayer Game Cheats

Since illegal Steam clients are no longer working, and with the effectiveness of VAC, keyloggers and trojans designed to steal Steam Account information have been added to these applications...

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Multiplayer Game "bot" Packs That Ask for a Steam Account Name & Password

VALVe have verified reports of bogus "bot" packs that ask for your Steam Account name and User password when you run the installer. This is a Steam Account hijacking scam...

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