mushroom Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:41am
WARNING: "Hi. My friend want to trade with you.Add him" IS A HACKER
Anybody get added by a random person once they bumped their trade on outpost and saw them say "Hi. My friend want to trade with you.Add him," and post a link?

Don't trust IT. It's a bot, and it's trying to hack your account. Do NOT click on the link, just remove it from your friends list and block it. Report them as well, but be aware that you're reporting a real human's account that has been hacked. I'm not sure if steam of valve can get their account/items back yet, I haven't dont too much research on this.

All I know is that once you click on the link, something will happen so that they'll probably be able to hack into your account. I've never tried clicking on the link before, and none of you should either.

Someone please make an announcement about this or something. I've seen multiple people hacked and it's just depressing; they had good items that they probably worked hard for in their inventories and were really nice people, according to the comments on their profile, their steam rep, etc. Now their account is hacked. How is steam/valve going to keep up with all these hacked accounts? I hope at least the majority of people know that this is a hacker going around, hacking everyones account and causing their account to get banned once they become a bot. It's like a virus. A zombie virus.

Please please please do not experiment by clicking on the link or whatever. I honestly don't want to see any more people banned! The more people fall for this, the more hacker bots will be trying to get your account. So all I'm saying is be careful... I don't want to see anymore accounts hacked. Please, steam or vavle, put up a bigger announcement about this, it's a big problem. Well, it's actually only an outpost problem, but it could still spread soon to regular tf2 trading.

Edit: www.tf2outpost.com now how a notification of the side of: !Please be careful when accepting friend requests from random users — do not click or enter your steam credentials without triple-checking the addresses of any links received in chat messages.
Thanks guys!
Last edited by mushroom; Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:24pm
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Knalraap Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:47am 
The heads up is aprecciated, but this scam has been around for ages, few people fall for it I think.
Locke Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:58am 
I had this yesterday. He added me and then sent me a message saying; "Hey, My friend wants to add you to talk about TF2, But he can't add you. Can you do it?"

The link he sent me was complete crap. You could clearly see that the word 'Community' was spelt 'Communrity'.

I just proceeded to Block his sorry excuse of a gamers ♥♥♥ and remove him from my friends list. I have been hijacked before and it isn't fun.
mfw> finals Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:06am 
I got 6 friend request and all of them say the same message -.- ik its a phishing link so i dont click it.
Last edited by mfw> finals; Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:08am
Pigglez ✧ Mar 3, 2014 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by Shpeecrab:
Me 6 times -.- ik its a phishing link so i dont click it.
I've managed 14 Times.

This is Called Phishing People.
Lucina Mar 3, 2014 @ 4:44am 
I saw this once but the link didn't even work. Also, scammers can't hack into your account with just a link. You have to enter your login for them to hack.
Garfielf Mar 3, 2014 @ 7:16am 
Originally posted by ❤'Pigglez.NTOTB❤:
Originally posted by Shpeecrab:
Me 6 times -.- ik its a phishing link so i dont click it.
I've managed 14 Times.

This is Called Phishing People. :conwayheadscratch::conwayshrug::conwayfacepalm:
Hey, I wanted to add you, if you click this link, you get a free unusual and half life 3: http://gaben.tv/
Last edited by Garfielf; Mar 3, 2014 @ 7:16am
Meulin Leijon (Banned) Mar 3, 2014 @ 7:19am 
Originally posted by TAUNT Misterwheatley:
Originally posted by ❤'Pigglez.NTOTB❤:
I've managed 14 Times.

This is Called Phishing People. :conwayheadscratch::conwayshrug::conwayfacepalm:
Hey, I wanted to add you, if you click this link, you get a free unusual and half life 3: http://gaben.tv/
I clicked. ♥♥♥♥ the police.
//Nueva Cuenta-->ElGordo Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
Hi I am Myfriend and are writing things over my I'm not a bot I'm not a hacker but my cousin gets into my account because this account I think the to me if they want to ban someone baneenlo on no ami -. - your name on steam is cristians (͡ ° ͜ ʖ ͡ °) baneenlo do what they want but because they give guilt a person one day either login to your steam and see that I can not exchange gave them the name of my cousin do the they want but want something JUSTICE
ElMikky(Cze)™☮❄ Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:44pm 
Originally posted by La Rosa De Guadalupe:
Hi I am Myfriend and are writing things over my I'm not a bot I'm not a hacker but my cousin gets into my account because this account I think the to me if they want to ban someone baneenlo on no ami -. - your name on steam is cristians (͡ ° ͜ ʖ ͡ °) baneenlo do what they want but because they give guilt a person one day either login to your steam and see that I can not exchange gave them the name of my cousin do the they want but want something JUSTICE


What?
The Creepy Cupcake Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:46pm 
Originally posted by La Rosa De Guadalupe:
Hi I am Myfriend and are writing things over my I'm not a bot I'm not a hacker but my cousin gets into my account because this account I think the to me if they want to ban someone baneenlo on no ami -. - your name on steam is cristians (͡ ° ͜ ʖ ͡ °) baneenlo do what they want but because they give guilt a person one day either login to your steam and see that I can not exchange gave them the name of my cousin do the they want but want something JUSTICE

^ Holy run-on... thing. I don't think that's even a sentence.
Tomix (Banned) Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
Welcome to the forums. The topic of the day is phishing links.
attention craving girl gamer (Banned) Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
Originally posted by Tomix:
Welcome to the forums. The topic of the day is phishing links.
can i have some female pyro threads on that?
Charles Findertism Mar 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
I clicked it before, its a really poor setup of a hack, it looks like a steam login page, but...
Instead of sending you an email with a verificitation code for steam gaurd, it asks you to go into your steam folder and give some code away, which lets them get into your steam account....
ganggaming25 | road to LEM Mar 5, 2014 @ 2:43pm 
i got 7 of them now and nothing happens if you click them just if you log on
Fascist Cannuck Mar 5, 2014 @ 2:46pm 
but i got 3 ref for signing up on the site. great trading sight!
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