September 17, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Beware This Steam Tournament Scam From Your “Friend”

Given Steam’s popularity for PC gaming, it’s no surprise that scammers use it for all sorts of schemes. Anyone with a Steam account needs to be aware of potential attacks so they don’t fall for them.

One popular Steam attack tries to trick you into providing your credentials using a message from your friend about a phony tournament. Here’s how it works, and how to stay safe.

The Steam Tournament Scam From Your “Friend”

In this instance, this Steam tournament scam started when a real-life friend (obfuscated with blue below, so we’ll call them Blue) of the would-be victim (we’ll call them Green) reached out with a generic message via Steam chat.

Blue is a real-life friend of Green, but they hadn’t talked in a while, so Green responded to start catching up. You’ll notice that Blue’s responses were vague, but enough to keep the…

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