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  1. #1

    Spam email messages

    Since 2-Dec-2018 I have been receiving spam messages (Bitcoin blackmail) on the email I only use for LoTRO. This email has never been used anywhere else. In response I changed the email address yesterday, and less than 2 hours later I received another spam email.

    I conclude that the LoTRO account servers have been hacked and someone has access to everyone's email address on an ongoing basis. I opened a ticket, but there isn't a category for website issues and the wait time is several days.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Lancashire, UK
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    How odd. I have 2 Lotro accounts, and so 2 registered emails, and have never received anything like you describe.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
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    well, I'll definitely check my accounts. thanks.
    Are you being personally blackmailed? It might be your computer they got access to.

  4. #4
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    I'd suggest you go to malwarebytes.com and download the free version of their scanning tool. Something may be on your system and tracking what you do.
    "You can't fight the Enemy with his own Ring without turning into an Enemy" - J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter # 81



  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by tuor66 View Post
    I'd suggest you go to malwarebytes.com and download the free version of their scanning tool. Something may be on your system and tracking what you do.
    I run my own email server with different addresses for each game I play (or have played), and my LoTRO addresses are the only one I'm receiving these messages on, which makes it unlikely to be an infection on my end.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    I would then put it in the category of "blind stinking chance" that some automated spamhaus managed to put the correct random sequence of characters together that matches this account. And since it didn't actually bounce, it got retained for further spammage.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
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    120
    I have recently received spam mail addressed to a name I use exclusively on a character in game. I have not given out my account e-mail to anyone. Could SSG have a mole?
    What shows is what there is.

 

 

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