LDSAccount phishing?

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LDSAccount phishing?

Postby danpass » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:48 am

Earlier this morning, I received a PM from a tech forum member who had only joined the forum about 20 minutes earlier. The message was:

hi,im doind some research on my italian ancestors,can you lend me your account to research on familysearch please?


I suspect that this is someone just trying to get access to an LDSAccount, and most likely other forum members may have been targeted.

In case this individual is sincere in their intent, I did reply that account sharing is not allowed and completely unnecessary, since anyone can create their own FamilySearch account.

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Re: LDSAccount phishing?

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:35 pm

Not only that, but they wouldn't be able to link anyone in to their own family – they would be linking people to your family.
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Re: LDSAccount phishing?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:51 pm

sbradshaw wrote:Not only that, but they wouldn't be able to link anyone in to their own family – they would be linking people to your family.

We're all one family. It would be an inconvenient starting point, but it could be done. But there's no way to limit the use to just FamilySearch - they'd have access to everything you have access too - directory, donations, etc.
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Re: LDSAccount phishing?

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:53 pm

True, but they'd have to find the link between themselves and the user before making any good progress with their Italian ancestors. :)
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