Fake STEAM Key Generator

Since I have put my game engine and my survival game on Steam, I am getting quite a lot of requests for free steam keys. Some of these requests are valid, made by nice youtubers and twitchers, but a lot of them are made by scammers, pretending to be a popular youtuber or similar but easy to make out to be an impostor, trying just to get a handful of free keys, in order to sell them. If you have a game on steam, you likely know what I mean.

So, how to get rid of those? Simply ignoring them doesn't seem to help. So I created a key generator, which generates fake steam keys (=just a random combination of letters and numbers) to send them:

Fake STEAM Key Generator

Create fake steam keys for sending to scammers asking for "review copies", for "giveaway", "their friends" and similar.

put (hidden) profanity into keys

Generate




I hope that when they sell them, and it turns out the key is invalid, they will get into trouble. What do you think? Good idea? I'm not sure. Feel free to use this generator or give me any feedback.

thirteen comments, already:

Not a terrible idea, but unless other devs pick up the same practice, these scammers may try and point the flack back at you, giving you a negative reputation (even if you have this article plastered prominently on the product site)..but maybe I’m just jumping to the worse case ‘what-if’.

Overall, I really like the concept, it’s short and sweet and a good way to waste scammers time
Markus () (link) - 27 01 17 - 21:17

I’d accompany the keys with ‘these keys are for your review purposes only and cannot be sold on or given away’ (or similar). That might help if they fell jolly enough to try and sue you. But I’m no lawyer.

Also:

FSWIN-E751H-F9MLF

What do you have against filesystems and Wine? ;P
Hales () (link) - 28 01 17 - 05:43

Build a routine into your game to accept the fake serial and allow gameplay for a few minutes to capture the steam account info and then pop up a nice pirate ship rendered in copper cube with a message stating that the author and steam have been notified of the stolen license. Then offer them an out of jail card with a percentage off of your gam purchase as a way to generate revenue from the theft should they feel guilty enough to come clean.

Do you only run the rocketcake sales in Jan?

Be well,

Vince
Vince () - 07 02 17 - 15:26

I say reputation is important, its a long term investment. Dont let your emotions get the better of you

Just decline and be firm if you dont feel right about something.
Jon - 14 02 17 - 09:28

It generated me a valid key!!! Thanks, now I have battlefield 4!!
Lucky - 14 03 17 - 13:16

Hi, how do u did this? In PHP or JS?
Could you give/sale me the code?
Chris () - 26 06 17 - 04:33

Amazing dude one of the codes worked!
Shrey () - 29 06 17 - 15:54

Je veux
Kaiizen () - 13 08 17 - 23:22

wadawd
Ronald () (link) - 19 08 17 - 11:04

Some words are innapropriate.
SwiftBeat () - 19 08 17 - 14:25

(monkey) Hi Owner I really like how you Created Random Keys for Steam games and Steam Wallet but what Im here that i wanted this to be a Application its good to have this thing. And also Could you Teach me how to make this thing?
SwiftBeat2 () - 19 08 17 - 14:33

give a key
terrah loe () - 28 08 17 - 12:18

It’s funny and epic at the same time!

What is funny and epic?

I used every code from a 100 it generated, and I got The Binding of Isaac, Grand Theft Auto V, 2 codes of Space Puzzles and a weird paint / flash game called “Physic Monster” . Free games (0)/
Velus - 28 08 17 - 15:09


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