WeCup Scam: Vote For My CSGO Team
Attention, all players, there are many Steam card scams going around but we have a new one: the WeCup Scam, aka CS:GO Team Vote trap. You may receive a message along these lines: “Dude, can you vote for my CSGO team please at Wecup?” The message could come as a direct message on your Steam account or via any platform on social media. Let’s dive in.
While having a great Counter-Strike: Global Offensive profile is important, and oftentimes players help each other, the WeCup scam is making a come-back, so beware.
Here is a screenshot from a previously attempted trick.
As you can see, the potential victim is required to access a sneaky website, in our case, this one being WeCup. Here, the user is evidently invited to submit his Steam credentials in order to log in. Needless to say, offering your email and password does nothing but making you fall for the WeCup scam.
This fraudulent activity has been perpetrating on Steam for a long period, the landing pages having different names all the time. Steam users need to be aware of the constantly new approaches. Experienced players wouldn’t fall for the WeCup scam, but those who don’t spend a lot of time in front of their computer screen could become victims easily.
Alternative Scam: Join My Team Invite
The WeCup vote scam could take a different variation. Instead of being asked to vote for the scammer’s team, you may be invited to join his. It’s even easier to fall for the trick in this particular case, especially since you are “selected” to partner up with a strong player. Or so he says.
However, keep your common sense sharp and never input your credentials on a different site, as much trust as you may have in the other player (the crook). Keep in mind that the scammers get their victims’ trust first so that they could operate. Keep your eyes wide open!
Last, but not least, watch the video below to see another Steam scam that’s been going around:
WeCup Scam: How To Report
Warn your family and friends about the WeCup Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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