Jump to content

Attention: Account Phishing by eMail

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 4439 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Recommended Posts

Attention: the following Phishing mail is cycling again.

The origin seems to be a mail account in Kasachstan (.kz). The form results are apparently send to a hacked server in switzerland (.ch)

Please, note, LindenLab will never ask you for your password. Below is a copy of the mail (text only for safety reasons)


-------- copy of mail --------

Dear Second Life user,

Due our latest IP Security upgrades we have limited access to sensitive Second Life account features.
Protecting the security of your account is our primary concern
We understand that this may be an inconvenience.
Please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

How can I restore my account access?

Please download the form attached to this email and open it in a web browser.
Once opened, you will be provided with steps to update your account.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure account safety.

If we detect a sign in with your username from another country we may decide that we want to
confirm that it's really you. You must complete all steps otherwise you will not be able to use
the online service until we have completed additional security checks.

We apologize for any inconvenience

Copyright 2011 Linden Research, Inc. Linden Lab 945 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94111

Restore Your Account.html

Second Life
Restore your account
NOTE:    This form requires Javascript.
You either have Javascript disabled or you are using an old browser which does not support Javascript.
Please enable Javascript or open this form in a browser which supports Javascript.. Please fill in all the fields.

Second Life Username

Second Life Password

Your Full Name

Your Date of Birth
dd .......... mm ........ yyyy
/ /

Email Address

Your Country

I agree to restore my account from Second Life.

Agree and Submit

© 2009 Linden Research, Inc.

-------- end copy of mail --------

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ah, I was wondering if second life had gotten hit too,  It should be known that there's another one that will claim you have an account somewhere on another site, it claims to be a warining of the person trying to sell your account... it's an utter mess that's from the same emailer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we are looking into this further. As you gathered, this is an example of a phishing email and NOT a legitimate email from Linden Lab. For more information about potential phishing scams, please visit our wiki and remember:  Linden Lab NEVER asks for your Second Life password, your credit card details, or other personal information via email!

Kind Regards,

~Xiola Linden

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 4439 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now

  • Create New...