I saw a thread over on Reddit regarding the “Funniest scam I’ve ever seen”. Unfortunately the main linked screenshot of the scam site is now offline, but someone provided the URL of the website in the comments so I thought I’d take a look.
It’s a typical “Get free Steam games by giving us your login” site, distracting users by asking them to select the games they think they’re going to receive for free. It also goes one step further by claiming that 490, 682, 111 people “Already get gift”. If visitors to the website have Steam Guard enabled, they advise those users to “just turn off Steam Guard” which is up there with the author of some Malware advising somebody to turn off their security tools before running fakefile.exe.
Never turn off Steam Guard. If someone manages to grab your Steam login credentials, they’ll still need to access your email to input the one time use code into the Steam application to steal your account. Steam Guard is such a big deal where protecting accounts is concerned that in a recent Christmas competition one of the reward objectives was enabling Steam Guard protection.
Anyway, this is supposed to be the funny part. You know how sometimes a scam website will try to convince you that what they’re offering up is the real deal? Well, this is what passes for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in fake free games land:
The original article/video can be found at Need Proof?