Hello, Scamming is an evolving and unfortunate part of the modern digital age we live in. Today we will be discussing ways you can avoid spammers and impersonators : specifically on Steam. We hope to introduce you to new ways of spotting and avoiding scams. Thanks for watching, and for for more in depth detail on scamming/hacking.
"Victims are being targeted through Steam's own chat client, giving fraudsters the opportunity to spear phish accounts which are known to contain valuable tradable items. Since the inception of Steam Trading, it has become easier to monetize stolen accounts by selling the victim's virtual items to other Steam users.
If a targeted Steam user is persuaded to click on one of these links, he will be taken to a fake Steam profile. The following example shows another of these fake profiles on a similar look-alike domain. Profiles used in these attacks may appear to offer rare or unusual tradable items, and the high level and displayed XP score lends some degree of trustworthiness to potential trades.
To further entice the victim into trading with the fraudster, the fake profile also includes fabricated feedback which enhances the fraudster's reputation as a fast and reliable trader.
However, the fraudster is not intending to trade any items with his victim — he instead wants to gain access to the victim's account, and then steal the victim's own tradable items. When the victim clicks on the "Add Friend" button, he will be presented with a spoofed login form on the look-alike domain that requests his Steam username and password"
- Take your time with steam Trades. Make 100% sure you put the correct things up for trade. You don't want to click accept and figure out that you traded something you didn't mean to.
- Look out for the bait and switch tactics. We talked about how steam had patched it up, but still be careful. Some switch out Strange Hats/Weapons with the normal version, and you end up getting a priceless hat/weapon.
To recap, always check these things before trading:
- Their Rep
- Their Level
- Make sure their account is not Private.
-Always check url
-Make sure it has a Green lock
Again, Thanks for watching and please share to help others avoid scam, we hope to use this sharing tactic as a tool, not a cheap way to get views.