SINGAPORE – Scammers are using video gaming platform Steam to trick victims into paying to unlock their accounts.

The police on Sunday (May 9) said that the scammers have been using compromised accounts on the digital distribution platform where players and game developers buy and sell video games online.

“Scammers would approach the victims through compromised Steam accounts and would claim that they had accidentally reported the victims’ Steam accounts while trying to report another Steam user.

“Thereafter, under the pretext of rectifying the wrongful reporting, the scammers would request for the victims to contact a specific user who was purportedly a platform administrator,” said the police.

The fake administrator would then tell the victims to log out of their accounts and provide their account log-in details, including their one-time password (OTP), to verify their account.

Victims are then required to make game-related transactions or make…

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