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 Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen

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Planer



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Join date : 2011-01-23

PostSubject: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:59 pm

Since the majority of victims on my friends list are DoD 1.3 players, I decided that this announcement is very necessary and should have been posted a lot sooner. It's a bit frightening to think about since a lot of scammers do the same trick with stealing bank accounts.

HOW TO NOT GET YOUR ACCOUNT STOLEN.

Sometimes, fake sites will have "valve" or "steam" in its url, like "freesteamgames.com." Watch out for those too.

SAME APPLIES TO BANKING WEBSITES. If an email asks you to "verify" your account or something;
1. The email is probably fake.
2. The website url is probably not your banking website.
3. Even if so, it's fake for sure because banks don't send such emails out.


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Ghob



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Join date : 2011-04-01

PostSubject: Re: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:17 pm

Whats interesting is that the actual steam community page only has steam username and password and not the email and password....


So its like giving your steam account and email address willingly...
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Planer



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PostSubject: Re: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:03 pm

Thanks for pointing that out. Because of the way Steam works now, scammers also need your email and email password.

Victims of this scam would get both their Steam account and email account hijacked. That's how bad it is.
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Helfert



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PostSubject: Re: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:09 pm

24 FREE GAMES, WHERE DO I FIND THIS LINK? lol
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Herrera [82nd AB]
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PostSubject: Re: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:20 am

Site seems legit.




OCS J. Herrera Reporting!
82nd Airborne Division
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
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Ingalls [82nd AB]
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PostSubject: Re: Public Service Announcements: How to not get your account stolen   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:34 am

Ya I caught one of these for Paypal once. An ebay seller actually had his payment setup to re-direct you to a fake Paypal site.





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