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No idea why he would need me to add him as a friend, instead of him just sending me a request

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  1. Account is limited so probably scammer can't sent you a request.
  2. If they still can sent you request, Valve could track mass friend requests and limit that acc almost instantly.
  3. If someone is that naive that will add pseudovictim by himself, chances of scammer drastically increase.
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Good points

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yep, obvious scam.

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Trust yer gut.

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It is not exactly new, here you go. This just seems to be a variation of it

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It's bullshit, if it's that important why they say it? What would they even want from you? (Besides begging for something that you already have X games or something) What can be told about a scam that didn't even include you?
Even worse and more pointless than the "accidentally reported your account" scam, there at least it sounds like you can lose something.

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Even worse and more pointless than the "accidentally reported your account" scam

This IS that scam, that's what the "something important" is. You add them and then they'll tell you they reported you by mistake instead of the scammer.

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Ah, that is not a surprise.
Though it's weird that this type leaves a note, while other bots message me without being my friends about reporting me. (I was referring to this ons)

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Let's say I add the guy and believe he actually reported me. What even is there to do after that? Like, what would he try to scam me for? It is not like he can withdrawal a report or anything lol.

Do these people ask for games? Passwords? Steam scams sound so absurd to me.

Like, if you play a game with items that trade for high prices like Rocket League and CSGO, I can see the point of they trying to steal your info, but I've seen multiple people with super "worthless" accounts that still receive scam attempts.

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What even is there to do after that? Like, what would he try to scam me for?

The idea is to compromise and take over your account through a phishing link, they then use your account to perpetuate the same scam as existing accounts look far less suspicious than newly created ones and also don't come with the same restrictions. Any items they can acquire and sell along the way are a bonus more than the goal.

If someone is gullible enough to give over their Steam account in this manner its likely they're reusing passwords which potentially gives the scammers access to far more valuable data than your Steam account.

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I like that an image of a scam has "Beg" in the URL. Seems imgur knows what's up.

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You know, if you have to ask "it is a scam?" you can be almost certain that it is.

When something doesn't smell right, just block them right away, no questions asked. =)
You owe strangers on Steam nothing. ^^

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Well yeah, I was pretty sure. But because he mentioned someone impersonating me, I just wanted to make sure 100%

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I know ;)

The thing is, there are generally two reasons that we hear about where people impersonate on Steam. One is to try and scam people you know by pretending to be you and asking for something, or telling you to check out a link. The second is that they make an account that looks like a traders so that they can intercept a trade and steal a game. You're going to hear about the first from the friend, and the second from the trader you intended to trade with that got scammed. Anyone else? Just block 'em. =)

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Most likely a scam attempt, I had a similar message a few weeks ago about me needing to send them a friend request because they falsely accused me of something and they wanted to make it right or something... Not sure why they don't just try to add you first, but it's 100% fishy.

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What you mean? You can chat with someone even in they are not in your friend list

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100% scam. there is no reason to believe the word of some internet rando. if your account was used to scam others, i think you would hear it from people on your friend's list first.

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definitetly scam, typical speech of them

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by the way··
It is not my story, but recently, it seems that there was an incident that the Steam account password leaked by the invitation from ”CS:GO” and accepting.

CSGO Exploit Allows Hackers to Steal Passwords | Game Rant
https://gamerant.com/csgo-stolen-password-exploit-hackers/
‘Counter Strike’ Bug Allows Hackers to Take Over a PC With a Steam Invite
https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyvgej/counter-strike-bug-allows-hackers-to-take-over-a-pc-with-a-steam-invite

Problem vulnerabilities say that "user STEAM account passwords are stolen by accepting invitations from attackers," not only user chat but also on community invitation systems, attackers It may also have a large number of account passwords at a time.

It seems that Valve has fixed.
However, if you have such a matter before a while, it would be better to change your password.

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WTF, that is some scary shit

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Not a new scam, but definitely a scam. Had people try that twice on me. I trolled them back a bit but then they stopped replying.

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Had someone who was already on my friends list do this, we played a couple games together so didnt know him that much. Anyways, he was stupid enough to try this on me with his MAIN ACCOUNT. It had a fair few games on it too, then i remembered this post, it was done exactly the same as this. They get you to add a 'steam employee' on discord, then that person asks to see purchase history and account information. I decided to play along up til this part, then i sent him one of those p*rnhub ads that say 'do this to grow your pp'.

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It may not even be the original owner of the account that did it, like in the link in one of these comments that details how this works, it may be a stolen account.

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Yes, it's probably scam, they already written comments to my profile (2 humans), one of them been like people, but after has been banned, other - i don't know, he doesn't answered to my comment (it's been in 2020)

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