Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Vektor T Mar 12 @ 9:03pm
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[DANGER] Vote for Team Quartz for CSGO on Seventown message is malicious bot!
If you recieve a message asking you to vote for someone CSGO Team Quartz on Seventown DO NOT DO IT!!!

I just received a message like that from an old contact. I thought it was legit so I clicked the link and tried to log in the site with my Steam account to vote (I know, I know, stupid me). After trying to log in, the site says it servers are full and couldn't proceed, so I just went "meh" and forgot about it. A few hours later a real life friend sent me a print in my Whatsapp of my profile sending him the exact same messages I received before. He noticed something was wrong because we both are brazilian but the messages are in english. After seeing that, the first thing I did was get out of bed, log in my Steam account and change my password, after that I used the very own Steam chat to message him I still have the account, and just a few seconds later he disappeared from friend list. The bot somehow blocked him on my Steam account and I had to unblock him and add him back to my friend list.

Be careful guys! I'm not sure what are the intentions of this bot and I didn't noticed anything different in my account yet. I do not even own CSGO but I'm letting you guys know here. I'm also messaging Steam support and posting on Steam Reddit page.

By the way, the screeshot of the message: https://imgur.com/a/72pNmgU

*the scam may also use another website names like Fivetown, Sixtown, Ninetown, etc.

My tip if you are dumb like me and fell for it: change your password, advice you friends and cancel you api key in the below link:
https://steamcommunity.com/dev/apikey
Last edited by Vektor T; Mar 21 @ 1:13pm
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Bro John Mar 12 @ 9:07pm 
caraio
Flowlos Mar 13 @ 2:29am 
thx
Basically api scam, to evoid this don't log into fishy 3rd party sites. Especially not to "vote for a team".
Thank ou for letting us know. We will stay safe
Mathroy Mar 13 @ 7:44am 
I just got a Steam friend message me this. NEVER log in 3rd party sites.
Mathroy Mar 13 @ 7:48am 
Originally posted by Mathroy:
I just got a Steam friend message me this. NEVER log in 3rd party sites.
Also, use Steam Guard if you have a cellphone. And don't have same passwords for your emails.
honestly ...this is such a dumb scam im frankly suprsised to see people fall for it...you never vote for teams to get into any tournaments in cs go ever ..they have to play to qualify......no tournament ive ever seen in my entire life ever has had a voting system to decide whos the better player..like what !? are we voting for the next president of cs go or something ? can someone explain why people fall for this stupid scam...
Mathroy Mar 13 @ 7:54am 
Originally posted by Old man john:
honestly ...this is such a dumb scam im frankly suprsised to see people fall for it...you never vote for teams to get into any tournaments in cs go ever ..they have to play to qualify......no tournament ive ever seen in my entire life ever has had a voting system to decide whos the better player..like what !? are we voting for the next president of cs go or something ? can someone explain why people fall for this stupid scam...
People fall for it because it comes from a friend. Sometimes from a close friend but they don't know it's not them talking.
Originally posted by Mathroy:
Originally posted by Old man john:
honestly ...this is such a dumb scam im frankly suprsised to see people fall for it...you never vote for teams to get into any tournaments in cs go ever ..they have to play to qualify......no tournament ive ever seen in my entire life ever has had a voting system to decide whos the better player..like what !? are we voting for the next president of cs go or something ? can someone explain why people fall for this stupid scam...
People fall for it because it comes from a friend. Sometimes from a close friend but they don't know it's not them talking.

still...what logic does it have even ..i honestly dont understand
Originally posted by Old man john:
Originally posted by Mathroy:
People fall for it because it comes from a friend. Sometimes from a close friend but they don't know it's not them talking.

still...what logic does it have even ..i honestly dont understand

Me neither but it seems to happen. I've had someone in discord a few days ago who asked me for help cause he felt for this.
We are Magonia (Banned) Mar 13 @ 8:03am 
GOOD that it only was just sending msgs to people and not used your inventory to trade with someone better feel lucky
Thanks for the notice! Just received one of these myself.
Vektor T Mar 14 @ 8:49am 
Originally posted by Old man john:
honestly ...this is such a dumb scam im frankly suprsised to see people fall for it...you never vote for teams to get into any tournaments in cs go ever ..they have to play to qualify......no tournament ive ever seen in my entire life ever has had a voting system to decide whos the better player..like what !? are we voting for the next president of cs go or something ? can someone explain why people fall for this stupid scam...

I don't play CSGO so I really dont know and could care less how it works. Yeah, it was a brainfart of my part, but I brought it here anyway because it mention the game.
Last edited by Vektor T; Mar 21 @ 1:02pm
Originally posted by Old man john:
honestly ...this is such a dumb scam im frankly suprsised to see people fall for it...you never vote for teams to get into any tournaments in cs go ever ..they have to play to qualify......no tournament ive ever seen in my entire life ever has had a voting system to decide whos the better player..like what !? are we voting for the next president of cs go or something ? can someone explain why people fall for this stupid scam...

I don't even play CS:GO (haven't played CS for so so so long). I only got here by googling the message I got cause it seemed a little weird and the guy wasn't responding to questions. I also couldn't actually find the domain they mentioned via google which sparked some suspicion.

We have to remember that people are coming from VERY different perspectives. Also like the other commenter said, it is coming from a friend, so why not just go ahead and perform a couple clicks to help them out? Anyway I don't think crapping on people for not knowing how CS:GO tournaments work is super constructive.
Last edited by The Laughing Man; Mar 14 @ 1:54pm
thanks
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Date Posted: Mar 12 @ 9:03pm
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