It has come to my attention lately, that there have been several fake websites popping up that appear to look like the sign-in portals of Pokemon.com.
This is becoming a real problem, as these fake websites are starting to collect usernames, and passwords of players online, and cleaning out their PTCGO accounts in the process.
I would like to offer the solution of perhaps adding a 2-Factor Authentication system solely to the PTCGO login client.
The 2nd Authentication process could include anything from telling the system your last 4 digits of cell phone, a security password, or an IP checker. (It wouldn't be a bad idea to also have a section dedicated to see where the last place you signed in was. Similar to how RuneScape, or other online games do, based on your IP.)
Why you ask we should have a 2nd Authentication for PTCGO?
People have invested hundreds, if not thousands of real life dollars or other currencies, into their account. This game is F2P of course, but the game does persuade you at times to spend IRL money. Such as spending $1 a piece on Tournament Tickets, or spending $30, and up on Gems for you Canadian players out there.
I feel if PTCGO is going to request their player-base to spend their hard earned IRL money, there should be more protection for them. If not the money, the sheer time some of us have invested into the games should be seen as valuable as well.
I hope to see an implication of added security in the near future.
Thank you for your time!
EDIT: This was originally created in 2016, & it's more relevant than ever. Please PTCGO Staff, help us protect our accounts as much as possible!
Edited by OU7C4ST, 20 February 2018 - 05:14 AM.
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