Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 11:04 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Publisher has compiled a list of techniques for protecting your account.
Soccer/football is the world's sport, so it follows that games like 'FIFA 14' and '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' are popular the world over. Less well-known but almost as popular is the criminal sport of hacking 'FIFA,' Xbox Live, PSN, and Origin accounts for the purpose of draining dollars and 'FIFA' Ultimate Team cards.
In essence, once hacked, the user finds that their account now shows multiple major purchases of 'FIFA' Ultimate Team cards, and those cards have then been transfer to another account, which has then resold them through other online means. As online fraud goes, this can be one of the hardest situations to rectify, leaving the user with a compromised account and shy of all of their gold players, stored account funds or worse.
EA is in the middle of several 'FIFA 14' Ultimate Team promotions, and is sharing a long list of tips for players looking to keep their accounts safe. Highlights include:
EA will NEVER ask you for your login information.
ALWAYS double check the sign-in web address starts with: https://www.easports.com/
ALWAYS make sure the web address does not redirect to a non-EA site
most Users don’t even realize they’ve been phished until it’s too late.
Any other similar looking URL is not official and should not be clicked on.
BEWARE OF REDIRECTS
Another common tactic involves scaring you into thinking your account has been compromised when it actually hasn’t.
Scammers will even use names that sound legitimate, such as "EA Admin" or "FIFA Developer".
Remember: you don’t need to be logged into to your EA account to view a Shared Squad.
Set your browser to remember your password for EA sites. This way, it will auto-fill the login form every time you visit the site. If you unknowingly go to a phishing site, the username and password will not be filled in, so you will know it’s a fake. Be sure to only do this on your home computer.
If you believe you’ve entered your login info into a phishing site by accident, change your password right away.
Source: Electronic Arts
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