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Steam Account Phishers Caught Squatting

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded Sunday. This, however, did not deter scammers from continuing to target users with accounts on Valve’s popular gaming platform.

Steam users may think the screenshot below was taken from the default community page, steamcommunity.com. I would have agreed if the URL on the address bar isn’t actually sleamcummunity(dot)com.

Fake Steam Community page

The scammer/s behind this fake domain changed “t” to “l” (small L) and “o” to “u”. This is an example of a type of online threat we call typosquatting.

Clicking the “Sign in” button or the “Login” link at the upper right corner of the page directs users to the phishing page, which is a pixel-by-pixel copy of the legitimate one:

Fake Steam sign in pageclick to enlarge

After doing a simple WHOIS lookup, we have determined that the fake domain was registered recently and is hosted in Russia.

Dear Reader, please do keep a sharp eye on your browser address bar whenever you’re surfing online.

Also, when you type domain URLs into it (if you haven’t bookmarked them yet), make sure you key in the URLs correctly before hitting Enter.

Jovi Umawing


  • Tristan Vukosich

    Thanks for the warning! I use Steam a lot, and getting scammed like this is the LAST thing I need!

  • Dale Cicer

    For people with valuable accounts with virtual inventories, this can be an everyday occurrence. Extremely common to be added by random people if you have an identity on third party item trading websites such as tf2outpost.com and csgolounge.com.

  • denune galang prawira

    help, my account was steal :(

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  • https://www.facebook.com/glynn.theg Glynn Theg

    You need to contact Steam Support … you have to make an account with support. If you have not done so, do it immediately. Then you need to tell them exactly what happened. They are the only ones that can help you. I too lost an account many years ago.

    MrOldGamer

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