Alcheya Jul 15 @ 12:36am
Steam has a Phishing problem that needs to be solved ASAP.
This is starting to get old. Every 9/10 invites are phishers. Would be nice if there was an alert to mark all these people with X number of "blocks" on steam.



You'll also notice most of them are still online..


Edit: And the list grows..


Edit: You know... this is even worse than I thought...


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Alcheya Jul 15 @ 12:38am 
I've done it, but when you get 3-4 invites every 20-30 minutes, it becomes really tiresome really fast. Not to mention, I have to leave my profile public as I trade frequently.
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Satoru Jul 15 @ 12:49am 
Steam accounts are free theres not much you can do to stop the problem unless you make the entire sytem paid subscription. Even then it wouldnt stop it.
Hotblack Desiato Jul 15 @ 12:52am 
Sad to say but if you're committed to keeping a public profile and have a lot of valuable items in your inventory then you're going to be a target. You could set your inventory to only be viewable by friends. That might cut down on the number of invites, since they'd be inviting "blind" essentially which likely wouldn't be as tempting as going after someone with a known high-value inventory. Make sense?

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Alcheya Jul 15 @ 1:29am 
Obviously there is no way around that initial wave of invites, but if someone gets 50-100 blocks instantly, that should be a sign for steam to flag the account for inspection automatically.
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Helene Jul 15 @ 1:45am 
I sent you an invite.

Because I'm evil
Alcheya Jul 15 @ 1:50am 
Haha, real people don't bother me. As long as you don't ask me to go to "stearncommunity" or whatever variation they come up with. :P
RalphRoberts -=SyN=- Jul 15 @ 1:55am 
Originally posted by Alcheya:
Haha, real people don't bother me. As long as you don't ask me to go to "stearncommunity" or whatever variation they come up with. :P
Hey my friend can't send you an invite for some reason, can you invite him? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥/profiles/phisherman.

Seriosuly, though it would be nice if steam could fix the phishing problem, I don't see how that's even possible.
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crunchyfrog Jul 15 @ 1:56am 
Originally posted by Alcheya:
Obviously there is no way around that initial wave of invites, but if someone gets 50-100 blocks instantly, that should be a sign for steam to flag the account for inspection automatically.

Yes, and no.

Sure it COULD be a point to raise a flag, metaphorically. However, there is NO WAY it should be a case of ban by popularity. There are plenty of people who get targeted and harrassed for no good reason.

I'm not sure it'd be effective at all and would probably cause more work for Valve for little point.

Originally posted by RalphRoberts:
Originally posted by Alcheya:
Haha, real people don't bother me. As long as you don't ask me to go to "stearncommunity" or whatever variation they come up with. :P
Hey my friend can't send you an invite for some reason, can you invite him? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥/profiles/phisherman.

Seriosuly, though it would be nice if steam could fix the phishing problem, I don't see how that's even possible.

Not going to happen, for the same reason crime will never be stamped out.

Sure, it can be reduced, but the more thorough measures you have are invariably at the expense of access to everyone else. It's ALWAYS a balancing act.

Plus, I'm not entirely sure they can do much other than they already do - what do you expect them to do? They can't block accounts without evidence of wrongdoing. Not only would it be breach of contract but it could end up in all sorts of legal hot water.

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Current96A Jul 15 @ 2:20am 
I got this problem too! Some guy sended me:
"Hi.Add my friend pls, he can't add u. He wanna trade with u.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com/************************
just copy link in browser and click add friend"
and i fell for it. After i tryed to login to inv that profile my steam didnt login so I restart it. After restart it started spamming people around. I really wonna stop spamming people around. I have no other intention but from playing games and some small trading,and dont wonna any bans or punnishes to my steam profile. Please help me solve this problem.
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Black Blade Jul 15 @ 2:22am 
Struja96A please remove the Link to the fake steam site before someone go to it by mistake and gets scamed

and links like that just report here:
https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/Captcha
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Current96A Jul 15 @ 2:26am 
So in there i copy a link that i'm sending to everyone or link to my steam profile?
Hotblack Desiato Jul 15 @ 2:26am 
I'd be happy if Steam would just let me send an accomanying message with an invite, so people would have some sort of idea of why it was sent. I guess the alternative would be to comment at their profile, though. :)

Anyway crunchy's right: we all give up some conveniences for the sake of "the greater good". And really it's a bit of a luxury, isn't it, for some of us to be able to complain about things like having to click a button to confirm you want to "leave Steam" with a link? First-world problem and all that.

Black Blade Jul 15 @ 2:30am 
Originally posted by Struja96A:
So in there i copy a link that i'm sending to everyone or link to my steam profile?
aww.. what?
can you clear a little i really did not understand
Current96A Jul 15 @ 2:35am 
Originally posted by Black Blade:
and links like that just report here:
https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/Captcha

On that link it gave me new tab where i put link that is problematic. So do i put my steam acc link or the link that im spamming to other people?
Black Blade Jul 15 @ 2:40am 
Originally posted by Struja96A:
On that link it gave me new tab where i put link that is problematic. So do i put my steam acc link or the link that im spamming to other people?
Put the link of the fake Steam site
As what you posted before "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.com/************************" that is fake its not really Steam at all
That site is made by Google for sites like that to block them
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