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Login attempt: Which account?

I just switched my phone back on after charging it and found 4 SMS messages with Arenanet codes. Meaning someone has made 4 attempts to log into my account.

The problem is I have 2 GW2 accounts and only 1 phone, so they both use the same one. Is there any way for me to tell which account these are related to, and therefore which password and email address someone has?

"You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

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  • Probably only through contacting the CS Team. (Changing both account passwords would only be "better safe than sorry"; it's common advice to change passwords regularly for most things, anyway. Many don't though, as it may be considered 'too much trouble'.)

    Good luck.

  • @Danikat.8537 said:
    I just switched my phone back on after charging it and found 4 SMS messages with Arenanet codes. Meaning someone has made 4 attempts to log into my account.

    For better reaction times in the future: if at all possible, leave the phone switched on while you charge it. I've never seen a mobile / cell phone that would only charge while switched off.

    And a second piece of advice: change your game account passwords and your email account passwords as a matter of urgence. Do not wait to see what happens.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    Is there any way for me to tell which account these are related to, and therefore which password and email address someone has?

    Confirm your email isn't compromised, including any recovery options and automatic forwarding, then disable SMS authentication to revert to email authentication, which will email you the code instead, along with the IP of who attempted it. If you actually want to secure your account, put 2FA/SMS on your email instead.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I just switched my phone back on after charging it and found 4 SMS messages with Arenanet codes. Meaning someone has made 4 attempts to log into my account.

    For better reaction times in the future: if at all possible, leave the phone switched on while you charge it. I've never seen a mobile / cell phone that would only charge while switched off.

    And a second piece of advice: change your game account passwords and your email account passwords as a matter of urgence. Do not wait to see what happens.

    It wasn't off for long, maybe an hour at most. It doesn't need to be turned off to charge, but it turned itself off when the battery ran out and I wasn't using it so I didn't turn it on again until after it was done.

    I have already changed both passwords so I'm not too concerned about losing either account. But I am curious about which one someone else managed to get hold of.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • I would still recommend contacting the CS Team and inquiring; as well as letting them know someone was attempting to compromise one of your accounts. Should a compromise occur, they will have that information on file, and it will be easier to re-obtain access/control of your account(s).

    Also, as recommended above, it would be prudent to change the password(s) to the associated email account(s), as well.

    Good luck.

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