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January 13, 2012, 03:46:33 PM

Just got this in my email, and yes that address was on the big leak list last year. Mods if this isn't in the right place then please move it.

Dear Mt.Gox user,

Your account is currently pending review, please visit hxxxs://
For those users who have had their accounts marked for review, an explanation of why were are implementing these security measures can be found here:

Security Measures Explained

“Verified” Accounts are eligible for monthly/daily transaction limits of up to 5 times the monthly limit and 10 times the daily limit.

In order to apply for the “Verified” account status please attach a copy of the following documents:
- Your government issued photo ID (passport, permanent residence card or driver’s license) and
- A scan of either your monthly utility bill (power, phone, TV, gas, water, etc.) or a certificate of residency issued by your local government.

The Mt.Gox team

The links in the email actually went to some Russian site. F'n amateurs.
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January 13, 2012, 03:53:02 PM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. You may have saved some people a lot of pain.
As a note on best practices, always reply to such emails by sending a private message at the website it claims to be from. Don't hit reply or follow any links within the email.

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January 14, 2012, 02:01:23 AM

Got that one, didn't notice the url, and an hour later:
"[Mt.Gox] Withdraw from your account epii"

 Lips sealed I cannot describe how stupid I feel right now.  This is what I get for not reading the forums and for reading emails when I'm half asleep...

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