A new scam that involves the use of a fake Steam skin giveaway site has been found tricking users. The purpose of the scam is to steal their login credentials.
How does it work?
To make it look legitimate, it also contains a fake chat screen running on the left-hand side of the page, Bleeping Computer reported.
Once the scammers gain access to the victim’s login credentials, they can hijack their Steam account, trade away their items, and perform other malicious activities such as further promoting their scam.
In order to make the phishing page look less suspicious, the scammers claim that these skins are allegedly being sponsored by G2A, Handouts, opencases.cheap, GamDom, Kinguin, and FaceIt. Hence, users should not believe what is said on the site.
The chat messages appearing on the site are fake and do not belong to any actual visitors.
The bottom line
To avoid falling victim to such scammed sites, all Steam users should only log in to Steam directly from the steampowered.com domain. Be sure to do a thorough research of the site that wants you to log in through Steam.