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April 03, 2013, 02:26:17 PM
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I received the following email:

Dear User,

We stated when you registered an account with us that accessing your
account via the Tor network and/or public proxies can lead to a temporary
suspension of your account, and having to submit AML documents to us.

You are recieving this e-mail because we suspect you of accessing
your account via the Tor network and/or public proxies.

To prevent your account from being suspended you are now required to
verify your account you must do this from your home network, without the
use of the Tor network and/or public proxies.

Click here to begin the verification process.

Best regards,
Mt.Gox team
info@mtgox.com


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April 03, 2013, 02:28:06 PM
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Yes. The email is pointing to a site that is not mt.gox.

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April 03, 2013, 02:46:07 PM
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Yes. The email is pointing to a site that is not mt.gox.

Remove the email

What do you mean? There are no links there...

Mt. Gox's site DOES say you can't access it from the Tor network and that they might take extra verification measures if you do try it.

Have you been using Tor? If so, maybe it's legit (I don't use Tor so I've never seen what they do)

In any case, as long as you go straight to mtgox.com and ensure it is a secure connection (green in the address bar) and don't click on links in an e-mail you should be fine.

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April 03, 2013, 02:58:48 PM
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check this thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=23773.0

and also this one:

https://support.mtgox.com/entries/21614491-2012-06-26-SPAM-MTGox-Security-Update-Notification
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April 03, 2013, 03:12:27 PM
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Have you been using Tor?

I don't even know what it is.

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April 03, 2013, 04:04:53 PM
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Have you been using Tor?

I don't even know what it is.


Then ignore the email. Most likely spam anyways.
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April 03, 2013, 04:20:36 PM
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Obvious phishing scam.
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