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Some Nintendo Account users reporting unauthorized access attempts

Posted on April 20, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

If you haven’t enabled 2-step verification on your Nintendo Account, you may want to consider doing so. Recently, a notable amount of Switch owners have claimed that their accounts have been accessed without consent.

The news started to circular after Twitter user Pixelpar said that his account was accessed multiple times from various locations. A quick look at social media indicates that it’s not an isolated incident, as many users have been affected in a similar way. At least a portion of Nintendo Account owners who also set up a PayPal link says funds had been accessed to purchase Fortnite’s VBuck currency.

Often when strange account activity takes place, Nintendo will send warning emails. The US, Chile, and Russia are among the countries involved with access attempts.

In order to enable 2-step verification on your Nintendo Account, simply visit this page. You can also view sign-in history to see if there have been any unauthorized access attempts.

Thanks to Aaron T for the tip.


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