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#1 OhFrustration

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

Iunno if this is the right sub-forum or if there's another thread about this (couldn't find any), but I've been getting a lot of spam from a seemingly authentic ANet e-mail address.

The content of these messages has roughly been that "your account will be shut down within 72 hours if you do not validate it" and a shady link that's disguised as the real authentication link.

The funny thing is that the e-mail address of mine they're bombing with spam is one that has nothing to do with GW2 at all :mellow:

Just a heads-up if the phenomenon is relatively new and sorry if a repost.

#2 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Maybe related to this:
http://www.guildwars...gw2guru-e-mail/
?


Also:
http://www.guildwars...hut-down-email/

#3 OhFrustration

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

Yeah, indeed the same thing.

#4 davadude

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

It's been going on since launch.  The best thing to do is to not answer it, and report it as phishing.
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#5 Azure Skye

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:10 PM

View PostOhFrustration, on 27 July 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

Iunno if this is the right sub-forum or if there's another thread about this (couldn't find any), but I've been getting a lot of spam from a seemingly authentic ANet e-mail address.

The content of these messages has roughly been that "your account will be shut down within 72 hours if you do not validate it" and a shady link that's disguised as the real authentication link.

The funny thing is that the e-mail address of mine they're bombing with spam is one that has nothing to do with GW2 at all :mellow:

Just a heads-up if the phenomenon is relatively new and sorry if a repost.
Have you seen this thread in the official forums? https://forum-en.gui...ad-merged/first
i would go thru there and see what others are posting too.

Edited by Azure Skye, 27 July 2013 - 09:11 PM.


#6 Darkobra

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

I've been tracing the IPs and they've all usually lead to the same Beijing hotel, right down to the full name of the room owner.




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