Guts Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:26am
A friend of mine reported me accidentally
A friend of mine says that he accidentally reported me for illegally acquiring games and now the "support person" who responded to him tells him that he's gonna ban my account. That person is actually some random dude on steam (looks like just another player i mean not legit steam support) and now he has also blocked my friend who reported me. Am i being scammed or in any trouble?
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rawWwRrr Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:33am 
You are being scammed. Report all profiles involved.
Snakub Plissken Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:37am 
Your friend's account has probably been hijacked. And the scammer is fishing for targets off the friend's friendlist as at least some of the people on it presumably trust that user somewhat and aren't too aware of scams.
Guts Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:44am 
but can i get in trouble for even chatting with that friend? Like can my account be banned like he says it would?
Guts Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:46am 
Originally posted by Brockenstein:
Your friend's account has probably been hijacked. And the scammer is fishing for targets off the friend's friendlist as at least some of the people on it presumably trust that user somewhat and aren't too aware of scams.

I think you're right. He even told me to add that other person and talk to him to tell him that I was wrongly reported. Why would I explain anything to a random dude?
Snakub Plissken Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by VastoLorde:
but can i get in trouble for even chatting with that friend? Like can my account be banned like he says it would?

No and no. Talking to someone, even a scammer isn't a violation of the rules. Scammers don't have the power to ban accounts.

Originally posted by VastoLorde:
Originally posted by Brockenstein:
Your friend's account has probably been hijacked. And the scammer is fishing for targets off the friend's friendlist as at least some of the people on it presumably trust that user somewhat and aren't too aware of scams.

I think you're right. He even told me to add that other person and talk to him to tell him that I was wrongly reported. Why would I explain anything to a random dude?

Scams tend to operate using fear or greed to motivate people to act against their own best interests. Any time someone is using fear or greed to get you to act it's a huge red flag. And people get their accounts hijacked all the time, so it's very plausible your friend's account is hijacked. As opposed to him deciding to become a scammer and foolishly using his personal account for scamming.
Average-GamerXX59 Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:01am 
$hit it Just Happened to my Friend too
He had the exact same thing happen
he's locked out of his account
this is my friend's Profile
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198276369888/
Last edited by Average-GamerXX59; Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:09am
Guts Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:08am 
Originally posted by Average-GamerXX59:
$hit it Just Happened to my Friend too
He had the exact same thing happen
he's locked out of his account
this is his Profile
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198276369888/
did your friend also tell you to add some other guy and explain to him that you were accidentally reported?
Average-GamerXX59 Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by VastoLorde:
Originally posted by Average-GamerXX59:
$hit it Just Happened to my Friend too
He had the exact same thing happen
he's locked out of his account
this is his Profile
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198276369888/
did your friend also tell you to add some other guy and explain to him that you were accidentally reported?
no
Hey I'm Back! Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:09am 
It's an old scam.

Report his/her profile, unfriend and block it.
Average-GamerXX59 Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:10am 
Originally posted by Hey I'm Back!:
It's an old scam.

Report his/her profile, unfriend and block it.
Yeah I told him to do so
Snakub Plissken Aug 24, 2020 @ 8:35am 
Provide this to anyone who needs it.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126288560

Commonly posted recovery guide.
Average-GamerXX59 Aug 24, 2020 @ 9:13am 
Originally posted by Brockenstein:
Provide this to anyone who needs it.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1126288560

Commonly posted recovery guide.
just did thank you
Average-GamerXX59 Aug 24, 2020 @ 7:39pm 
He got it back Thanks guys
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