Team Fortress 2 – New Scam Method: The Tournament Vote Scam

Team Fortress 2 – New Scam Method: The Tournament Vote Scam 1 -
Team Fortress 2 – New Scam Method: The Tournament Vote Scam 1 -
Many people have probably encountered this scam recently or otherwise.I just want to spread the word about it in case it’s truly a new scam method entirely. I’ll try my best to describe it. It’s probably better to generalize it anyways, as I’m sure that there’s more than one approach to this that the scammers will take.


The Scam Itself:

Starts off as your typical convo between friends:

An old friend messaged me out of the blue;

B.P: yo, can you help me out?

Joseph Mother: with what?

Here’s where the scam starts to come into play;

B.P: my friend is playing in a team in a tournament and i need you to vote for his team, i’ll give you one key or something for voting.

Joseph Mother: sure

B.P: ok,
(links to obvious scamsite)
his team is called the giant.

So, as soon as a random link enters into any chat convo i’m having, I go a little on edge, like I assume many do. The first thing I try doing is googling the website. When I do, a wikipedia page comes up for the tournament. The first line of it confirmed my suspicions. “Blast Pro series was a tournament…”.

Key word “was”.

Then promptly followed by “The tournament series was discontinued in favor of the league-style BLAST Premier, which began in early 2020.”

This is when the scam starts to fall apart, call them out, get immediately unfriended, all contact seizes instantly.

What to do when faced with this method of scam:

Pretty simple stuff.

If they try to add you:

  • After seeing their intentions, just unfriend and block the person. A good rule to follow generally is to not add random people who friend you *duh*.

In the case of old friends:

  • Like what happened to me, they almost assuredly got their accounts hijacked themselves with this exact scam. It’s really a shame that it happens, it’s happened to me at least five times already with my old tf2 buds.



Written by Joseph Mother

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