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It appears we have “a bit of thing”.

FIFA Ultimate Team is a free to download football strategy game that involves using in-game money to purchase the best players then conquer the known universe (or at least a couple of other football teams). From the looks of it, scammers are jumping on the popularity bandwagon to swipe some EA accounts (and potentially console specific gamertags that may be tied to said EA accounts).

Examples:

EA Phish
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Above, we have a standard phishing page (and a popular template to use, from a quick scout around the web). It isn’t long before the scammers get creative…

More phishing
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More like “Please allow up to 48 hours so I can change all your login details and steal your stuff”.

even more phishing
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“Send me your logins. Thanks”.

phishy questions
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Ah, Ye Olde Coin Generator. That couldn’t possibly fail to work!

Most of the fake logins out there seem to involve claims of “star player duplication” and free money, so you may want to avoid those (and anything else that’s too good to be true).

EA are to be commended for putting up a really good information page on this wave of phishing, along with clear examples of what to look out for – hopefully that should go some way to keeping a few more accounts locked down.

Christopher Boyd


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