Over the last couple of months I have sat aside and listened to report after report of different individuals that I know in game, getting hacked and losing their UO accounts. I have listened SIX different victims stories over the last two months. SIX! I know six people that lost everything they had in this game due to someone getting access to their email, requesting the UO password info, and having it given to them, by EA. Is 6 cases a matter of victim error? Or is there something else going on here? I recieved a fake email myself..... Claiming to be administraters for my email provider. To the naked eye it may look legit to someone. They used teh proper logo, it was written semi professional. It asked me to "Click here to verify my email." I myself can usually spot a bogus email. I noticed in the web address that it was fake.......... an extended url address that had been doctored to look like it was from my prominent email service. I deleted it immediately. Have others been fooled by this email? Are they "Clicking here?" I took it as an obvious attempt at my UO accounts, and honestly I am still worried I could lose my UO accounts any day, any time. What I did was make a totally seperate email, only linked to UO accounts. I in no way associated that email account with anything other than UO. No forum registration, no ebay user accounts, no verification for anything, just UO. I use my previous email for all the forums junk, and there is no link between it and my new UO email address. Also make sure that your password question is not something that could be deduced. I have heard plenty of cases of people losing their emails because of a stupid password request question. Thats what we can do. We have to protect ourselves, but while we are doing that, perhaps EA could make note of all these hackings, and consider that people losing accounts might cause them to quit, and therefore cost EA valuable subscription dollars. EA would it be in yours/our best interest to implement an additional security procedure for account access? You could do it network wide perhaps and include pogo accts, etc. I know that there is little fault at the hands of EA over someone losing their UO accounts due to an email hack. But perhaps we are now at the era of additional internet security. Maybe email service providers need to step up and upgrade their security as well. Anyways I am still trying to help six well known UO members of our community get back on their feet. A few of them have been here since day one. I felt that this should be posted. TY for reading.