A fake Steam website
Probably one of the most common types of deception involves slipping the victim a fake Steam website. In terms of outward appearance, it practically does not differ from the usual Steam site, except that it asks to re-enter the login, password, and the confirmation code sent to your email.
If you are already logged into Steam through the browser, and then suddenly you are asked to log in, then most likely this is a fake website.
This method can often be used in the sphere of social networks: for example, a stranger messages you reporting you have won a skin, or offers to buy something at a very reasonable price. A link to Steam is attached. This link leads to the fake site, and scammers are trying to deceive you.
Just as often, scammers create sites that look like the original ones (exchange sites, roulettes). When you try to log in, you will again be asked to enter your Steam account data. Be
A “Generous” trade offer
The next method is as follows. You get a trade offer, wherein a stranger offers you things from Dota2 or other games in the style of CS:GO while adding a message like “Bro, check the price at the site”. You check and – lo and behold! – his things are worth more than yours.
You should not rejoice, in fact, because they are trying to deceive you. In Dota, you can create things with an autograph (the name of the thing contains the word “Autographed”) and put them up for any price. The real cost is much less. If you do not know and understand the cost of skins at the moment, we recommend not accepting trades from “little bros”.
Sites with trojans and other viruses
This way of cheating is similar to the fake Steam site method. Usually, someone gets added to your friend list, for example, for the purpose of sharing. They may even have expensive skins, but this does not guarantee integrity. When you begin communicating with the person and discussing the details of the transaction, at one point they will ask you to “check” your belongings for theft with the help of a “specialized” site, hire a “Valve employee” to check, “check” your skin for an unusual texture and so on …
To perform a check, you will be prompted to enter the site that
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