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Missing Date Field in EA Post Caused a False Alert...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by LoneSwan, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. LoneSwan

    LoneSwan Visitor
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    EDIT: After careful review found the date in the header was October. Evidently the original message had an incorrect date format and was moved to the top when I retrieved from another computer/eMail client. Would delete the original message if I can find the option.

    Just received the following post. Checked to verify that my account under [changed-XXX] ?username? is still inactive. Make sure you are at the official URL:

    Ultima Online Account Management:
    https://account.ea.com/myacct/uo/uo-hub.jsp?skin=uo

    --------Message BELOW------

    To: "username@address.com" <username@address.com>
    Subject: UO Subscription Reactivation Confirmation
    From: "customerservice@ea.com" <customerservice@ea.com>
    Date: {1/27/10 8:50 PM EST}

    All Header Data:

    X-Apparently-To: XXX@XXX.com via 68.180.199.60; Thu, 01 Oct 2009 10:51:12 -0700
     
  2. Silly Seadog

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    Re: Phishing !ALERT!

    Arrrr, at first glance the header be lookin' OK. Mayhaps EA be tryin' ta do something 'bout the Back to Britannia houses... be it a house-holdin' account fer ya?
     
  3. aarons6

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    Re: Phishing !ALERT!

    the links add up too. perhaps you overlooked this email in the past or it got stuck in the system for a long time?

    the origin ip is correct as well..
     
  4. LoneSwan

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I had a moment of *PANIC* because I could not get through to the URL in the original post, and it was not a link to the UO account management. Therefore, I concluded that it was a rather clever way to "phish" for valid username/passwords for inactive (but well populated) accounts. Don't know whether the message got stuck on the server or it was my eMail client that routed it to the top of the list. And to add to the confusion, a post from EA Games was sent just a half hour before.

    Oh well... :next:

    LoneSwan
     
  5. aarons6

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    its good to question emails and websites sent to you without you asking them to..