September 17, 2021

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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