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Is this a new type of scam?

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by GamerBite, May 26, 2019.

  1. GamerBite

    GamerBite New User

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    Hi, today i connected on my account and i saw that i had 4 messages, i go to see them and it's a guy asking me if i was banned and what did I do next to a picture of my profile with some type of maybe a chrome extension to add some buttons and stuff, i think is totally fake and the image wasn't a link it was directly uploaded to the steam chat.

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    so i don't know, should i be worried or let it slip?
  2. GamerBite

    GamerBite New User

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  3. Horse

    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    This is a basic Extortion scam - here lately the user sending the messages on your friends list may have very well been hijacked.
    90% of them sending that are hijacked in fact according to what I've seen.
    Best to just report the user to Valve for now and let them handle it.
  4. ANDROLIKOS

    ANDROLIKOS New User

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    oh that just happened to me now, so basically someone stole that account to scam people
  5. purpz

    purpz New User

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    yes, scam, don't reply just report account