My Steam Account got Jacked...

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by pkprostudio, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. pkprostudio
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    pkprostudio No

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    Well, I'm pretty stupid. A user who call him/herself "Valv.Admininstration" jacked my account today. Pretended to be staff and asked for account info. And I'm stupid enough to give it away. I was playing TF2, and I'm in a hurry, so I forgot to think. I want to kill myself now...

    Well, I reported it to Support, and I hope I'll get it back soon.

    If you do not believe me, go look at my SteamID page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/pkprostudio/
     


  2. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    So you mean the one who messaged me before wasn't you? [​IMG] I thought you were trying to play a joke on me [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I didn't fall for it though, I immediately noticed the avatar.
    Can't you change your password or something?
     
  3. pkprostudio
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    pkprostudio No

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    The e-mail is changed, so I can't do it.

    But yeah, the guy who messaged me was someone I didn't even know, and I was busy playing TF2...
     
  4. Infinitus

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    Self-inflicted hijack.

    Wow.

    Good luck, mate. s:
     
  5. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Thats too bad [​IMG]. I hope you get it resolved soon.

    By losing your Steam account, does that mean the games you've already purchased are no longer playable? I'm just wondering...
     
  6. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Yep.

    And I'm not sure how it is humanly possible to fall for one of those traps.
     
  7. pkprostudio
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    pkprostudio No

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    When I'm in a game, I usually focus EVERY SINGLE attention on the game. I don't care about anything else. Just the game.
     
  8. MrKuenning

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    Im curious to see if they fix this. I hate steam cause I think its retarded to HAVE to be online to play a offline game.
     
  9. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Does TF2 really require that much attention? I mean come on I play with my feet sometimes [​IMG]
     
  10. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    I wonder how many kills you usually get playing like that? [​IMG]
     
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  12. drtofu

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    YOu can recover it my friend did the same thing. What you can do is give valve your last 4 digits of the CC you use or the cd key you used and they can give it back to you just check the steam site for "i got hacked page" and look for the steam ticket or something. If you need anything just message me its really not that hard. After about 2 days he got his account and was playing again.
     
  13. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    LOL.

    How many times do services like this say "We will never ask you for your password?"

    It sucks though, hope it gets resolved soon.
     
  14. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    Um...you don't have to be online. That's why there's a lovely offline mode so you can enjoy your games when not connected to the net.
     
  15. adgloride

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    You fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book [​IMG]

    Now I'm the administrator for paypal. Give me your username, password and all your money. Don't bother looking for me as I live in nigeria [​IMG]
     
  16. dsbomb

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    I've watched a few bits from the British show, Fonejacker. They have an Ethiopian (I think) that calls Brits asking for the bank info. Most every time, they get very outraged that someone is asking them such a thing.

    Here in the states, I'd be surprised if 25% of the people you called knew better than to give you that kind of info...
     
  17. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    Didn't work when I tried this. Apparently my firewall is being a bitch to Steam games. Going to try offline mode again.
     
  18. kellyan95

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    Add -steam -portal or -episodic to the shortcut, one of those should bypass steam
     
  19. cubin'

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    that sucks dude [​IMG] you should be able to get your account back I'd imagine...valve are pretty good like that
     
  20. xflash

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    yeah that's how you play a cracked portal without a steam account [​IMG]