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|Phishing scams in Second Life|
|Topic Started: April 2, 2012, 6:45 am (596 Views)|
|Selene Gregoire||April 2, 2012, 6:45 am Post #1|
Phishing scams in Second Life
There has been an increase in Phishing attempts in the last couple weeks and a lot of people have fallen for them and lost their Second Life Accounts.
Phishing in SL is mainly the act of tricking a user into giving their login and password information through fake yet convincing Second Life login webpages.
Here is how it works.
How to avoid being Phished
If you have clicked a link, and it takes you to a login page of some kind, no matter how much it looks real... DO NOT LOG INTO IT YET!
FIRST, look at the URL very carefully. The Linden Lab Login URL is https://id.secondlife.com/ .
If it does NOT start with https://id.secondlife.com/, then it is not a real Second Life login web page. Do not log into it, and DO file an abuse report on the person who sent the link. From the Help menu, Report Abuse.
If you are unsure, go to http://secondlife.com and click on the "LOGIN" at the top right. That will take you to the legit login page which starts with https://id.secondlife.com. Log into that page, then follow the link.. if the link still takes you to a log in widget.. it's totally a scam.
If you've already been Phished
Please, protect your accounts. Think 3 times before entering your login information. Always check the URL.
Jessica Lyon and the Phoenix/Firestorm Team
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