With several promotions occurring in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team at this time of year, it’s particularly important to keep login information from falling for some of the scams cheaters to steal information and compromise accounts.
EA will NEVER ask you for your login information. There are no exceptions to this rule. When an online scammer attempts to trick you into giving up valuable information, like your login information and password, by landing on a fake website and entering in your account details, it means you’re being phished. It’s always wise to follow these rules, reducing the chance of account being compromised or phished.
1: Never share personal login information publicly
2: Never click any links asking for login information or claiming your account has been compromised
3: Always double check the sign-in web address starts with: http://www.easports.com/
4: Always make sure the web address does not redirect to a non-EA site
In such case, you’d better create an Origin security question to give your FUT account an important extra layer of protection. Keep your Origin account up to date and use a unique password for all the services you use to maximize your account security.
Fake Emails and Copycat Websites
You receive an email that appears to be from EA concerning a FIFA Ultimate Team promotion. You click on the link in the email, go to what appears to be the FIFA Ultimate Team login page, and enter your login name and password. Two days later you discover all the gold players you’ve worked so hard for have disappeared. It means you’re phished.
Since the majority of phishing websites look identical to the real thing and it’s hard to realize you’ve been phished until it’s too late.
Taking the below website as an example, it may look identical to the official EASPORTS.com/fifa site, but it isn’t. How to spot the difference? The website address (or URL)
How to identify the difference between a phishing site and the authentic one
The web address of official EA SPORTS website is: http://www.easports.com/.
You may also be contacted directly by EA or EA SPORTS via email containing one of more of the following official EA and EA SPORTS web links relating to EA SPORTS FIFA, FIFA Ultimate Team, EA SPORTS Football Club, or EA :
Any other similar looking URL is not official and should not be clicked on.
Head-to-head comparison. Note that the phishing site (bottom), while appearing to be identical to the official EASPORTS.com/FIFA site, it has a different web address other than http://www.easports.com/fifa.
Be Aware of Redirects
Redirecting is a technique where a scammer embeds something in a web link that takes you to the real site to begin with, but then moves you to a fake page that looks identical. There are many examples of this, but one simple thing to look out for in your address bar would be: http://www.easports.com/redirect?url=http://fakesite.com
Note the “redirect?” part of the web address. This means you go to a different site than official EA one.
Another common tactic involves scaring you into thinking your account has been compromised when it actually hasn’t. You may receive a message saying something like: “Your account has been temporarily suspended due to suspicious activity. Please login here to see more information.” This is another attempt to get you to give up your username and password. As always, the end result is directing you to a fake site and not http://www.easports.com/fifa.
EA will never send you emails claiming your account has been compromised. EA will never contact you via any means asking for this information.
On the Forum
If you ever receive a private message in the forums asking for your login information, it’s fake. Scammers will even use names that sound legitimate, such as “EA Admin” or “FIFA Developer”. Again, EA will never ask you for your login information.
If you do receive a message like this reported to one of the forum moderators. Those responsible for sending messages of this kind will suffer swift justice – justice that could affect more than just their forum privileges, up to and including a full console ban.
On Your Console
If you ever receive a private message through your console’s online messaging system asking for your login information, it is fake. EA will never contact you through your console’s messaging system for any reason. Do not give out your details and report the details of this message using the built-in report tool.
The FIFA Ultimate Team Web App
Scammers are using Shared Squad links to try to phish information. Remember: you don’t need to be logged into to your EA account to view a Shared Squad. Shared Squads can be viewed by anyone, and like every other official link, they always start with http://www.easports.com/.
If you’re trying to view a Shared Squad and are redirected to a sign in page, it’s a scam. Do not proceed any further.
FROM: EA SPORTS