Forums - PC Discussion - Epic Store doesn't verify E-Mail addresses

You can create countless of fake Epic Store accounts if you really want to by using the E-Mail addresses of others. There is no way of the people knowing that their E-Mail address has been used for creating an Epic Store account. 

https://sea.ign.com/epic-135483-android/146591/news/the-epic-games-store-doesnt-verify-email-addresses

https://www.sportskeeda.com/esports/epic-games-store-on-pc-might-have-a-small-security-breach

Those are basics for creating an account, but this process seems to be unknown for the people working at Epic.

 

Makes publishers going exclusive for such a store even worse….



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So...a nice and easy way for people to review bomb games, on multiple fake accounts. Nice Epic.



JON0 said:
So...a nice and easy way for people to review bomb games, on multiple fake accounts. Nice Epic.

It would be if Epic Store would have a feature like reviewing games. 



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Much like vgchartz :P



By verifying do you mean you don't have to click a link sent to the email or you don't have to do something else?



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one thing I do like about epic games store is how streamline it is to navigate and of course of the free games every 2 weeks. I hope they address the email stuff.

Last edited by deskpro2k3 - on 06 March 2019

I don't get what the problem is. So you can create multiple accounts? Yeah, having to create a new e-mail in order to do that really isn't a hardship, I've got like 8 PSN accounts and each of those required a new e-mail, it ain't exactly hard though.



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Ka-pi96 said:
I don't get what the problem is. So you can create multiple accounts? Yeah, having to create a new e-mail in order to do that really isn't a hardship, I've got like 8 PSN accounts and each of those required a new e-mail, it ain't exactly hard though.

You don't have to create a new E-Mail. You can use all the existing ones which weren't used for the Epic Store or use E-Mail addresses that don't even exist. Epic is not sending you a link to verify that E-Mail.

 

For example, I can use your E-Mail address as long as it is not being used already, download a free multiplayer game like Fortnite and go on cheating until being banned. You won't be able to use that E-Mail address for your Epic account on Fortnite if you ever plan to do so.



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Peh said:

For example, I can use your E-Mail address as long as it is not being used already, download a free multiplayer game like Fortnite and go on cheating until being banned. You won't be able to use that E-Mail address for your Epic account on Fortnite if you ever plan to do so.

Hmm, this sounds extremely poor on Epic's side. I hadn't even considered this and was about to come here asking 'so what'.



Well the launcher just updated and sent me a log-in code to my e-mail... so... people won't be able to abuse this past a certain threshold.