English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Off Topic > OT - Gaming

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10 February 2019, 23:42   #1
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
Angry Steam Account Stolen

Hung over and half asleep this morning I stupidly followed a link sent by a friend and lost my account.


So if anyone here that is friends with me on steam don't follow any link you get from me in a message.
haps is offline  
Old 10 February 2019, 23:57   #2
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 57
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by haps View Post
Hung over and half asleep this morning I stupidly followed a link sent by a friend and lost my account.


So if anyone here that is friends with me on steam don't follow any link you get from me in a message.
Thanks for the info, what happens if you do click on that link ?
jmmijo is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 00:32   #3
Shoonay
Global Caturator
Shoonay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Porando
Posts: 6,042
Fortunately never had to do it, but read somewhere this might help: https://help.steampowered.com/pl/wiz...2F%3Fredir%3D0

And this is how you can provide proof you're the owner: https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilte...2268-EAFZ-9762

Last edited by Shoonay; 11 February 2019 at 00:46.
Shoonay is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 00:35   #4
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 57
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoonay View Post
Fortunately never had to do it, but read somewhere this might help: https://help.steampowered.com/pl/wiz...2F%3Fredir%3D0

And this is how you can provide proof you're the owner: https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilte...l=polish%C2%A0
Very nice info thanks Shoonz

EDIT: and saved to my cheatsheet just in case.

EDIT2: I also noticed a sign in from STEAM link, I bet this is the issue, hence why I left and thought this was a scamming site.
jmmijo is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 00:54   #5
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
Was a link for a game raffle site. When you use the login via steam and then enter your authentication code it changes the password and removes the authenticator.

Hopefully the password change and authenticator removal should trigger a 14 day cool down so I don't loose any of my inventory. Will be interesting to see if my 35c is still in there when I get it back.

Last edited by haps; 11 February 2019 at 01:27.
haps is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 06:10   #6
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 57
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by haps View Post
Was a link for a game raffle site. When you use the login via steam and then enter your authentication code it changes the password and removes the authenticator.

Hopefully the password change and authenticator removal should trigger a 14 day cool down so I don't loose any of my inventory. Will be interesting to see if my 35c is still in there when I get it back.
Got it, sorry to hear about this and good luck in getting it back.

I hope that other Steam Friend isn't the cause of this and was duped as well.
jmmijo is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 07:58   #7
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
Yeah, he got duped. A whole shitload of people got caught by it.

I'll probably get banned from steamgifts now because some little turd made an antagonistic post calling everyone that got hit by it stupid and it really pissed me off, so I told him he was a 'holier than thou c**t'. Oh, well I'll just have to go through humble and fanatical and post any spare keys I have left here instead of on there. :P
haps is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 12:22   #8
Shoonay
Global Caturator
Shoonay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Porando
Posts: 6,042
BTW, the multiple PM's I got said:

Quote:
1 free game for new users.
take the game you want!
spindatgamex.com
Glad I'm always offline so didn't even notice it

The site appears to be down now, but just to be sure you might want to report it everywhere you can.

EDIT: Also read on SteamGifts there's a sister site too called
Quote:
rolldatgame.com
Shoonay is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 13:18   #9
Anubis
Maj. Voodoo

Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raking Woods...
Age: 47
Posts: 2,673
Did't use steam for a week and look what happens... missed all fun..

Hope you get your account soon haps.
Anubis is online now  
Old 11 February 2019, 19:04   #10
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 57
Posts: 2,372
Hopefully there will be no more drunken mis-adventures with your computer in the future as well
jmmijo is offline  
Old 11 February 2019, 21:58   #11
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
Well I haven't been banned so the mods must have thought my foul mouthed tirade was justified.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoonay View Post
BTW, the multiple PM's I got said:
Same as what I got. Normally I ignore crap like that, I feel like a right wally.

What really yanks my chain is the fact that steams security is not smart enough to realize that something is wrong when an account that has always connected from Australia suddenly changes the password and removes the authenticator via a connection from Russia and automatically locks it.


The name and avatar have changed but it seems my inventory is still intact, so looks like I managed to self-lock the account in time, now I just have to wait.

https://steamcommunity.com/id/the_real_armpit/inventory
haps is offline  
Old 12 February 2019, 07:59   #12
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
All is good. Got my account back.

Imbecile support recommends I use an authenticator to protect my account. o_O


At least they had the common sense to stop all trades and refunds that where initiated.


I only have 1 friend now for some reason. Nobody likes me any more.


Pretty sure I found the Russian clown behind it as well. The goose left a message on my account saying: "The most awesome Steam account that ever existed ".

Last edited by haps; 12 February 2019 at 08:16.
haps is offline  
Old 12 February 2019, 10:02   #13
jmmijo
Junior Member
jmmijo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: PDX
Age: 57
Posts: 2,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by haps View Post
All is good. Got my account back.

Imbecile support recommends I use an authenticator to protect my account. o_O


At least they had the common sense to stop all trades and refunds that where initiated.


I only have 1 friend now for some reason. Nobody likes me any more.


Pretty sure I found the Russian clown behind it as well. The goose left a message on my account saying: "The most awesome Steam account that ever existed ".

So i just got another invite from you, is this the *REAL* you or the russian dude ?
jmmijo is offline  
Old 12 February 2019, 13:52   #14
haps
Rumpig

haps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The bottom of the bottle
Age: 3
Posts: 189
It be me.

Same goes for Shoon and Anoobis.

Have sent freind requests out only to people I actually know from places like IRL, EAB and my old Wolfenstein clan, and rejected or questioned a bunch of requests I received while it was hijacked. Going to be more careful from now on, SG can go root a boot seeing as that is where this whole drama originated from.

Had a great laugh this afternoon seeing as I didn't get banned from SG. One bloke even justified my rather irate post better than I could yesterday when I was drunk and angry and a few other posts agreed in principle with what I ineloquently tried to say:

Quote:
For that matter, what is the benefit of using advanced words when the level of nuance required to get the message across is achieved without them?
Wish I could shout the bloke a pint.

Last edited by haps; 12 February 2019 at 14:17.
haps is offline  
Old 12 February 2019, 15:12   #15
Shoonay
Global Caturator
Shoonay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Porando
Posts: 6,042
Welcome back
Shoonay is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Account Pruning zzap64 project.EAB 10 23 June 2019 23:35
I have a problem with my account on here please help spanner project.EAB 16 07 July 2012 17:15
Which Demo is this stolen from. Locash request.Demos 6 25 April 2010 18:03
Uridium 2 melody used / stolen?! viddi Retrogaming General Discussion 3 07 April 2010 21:44
Wants List to Replace Stolen amiga items! angiee MarketPlace 42 16 February 2009 09:30

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.08082 seconds with 13 queries