The forum Administration will not ask for password or serial key information via random PM.
This will never be legit:
Immediately report any such PMs to the Administration team.
First Security Message (Oct 21, 2010)
Please note that the forum will never
ask for your username and password in a separate popup window. The only valid password entry forms for the forum look like this, integrated into the page as shown:
If instead you ever see a password entry request in a pop-up window like the one below, do not enter you forum account info into it
. Any such password request pop-up is almost certainly an attempt to steal your account info.
You'll notice in the above image that the popup window clearly indicates in the first line the actual website domain which the request is coming from, and it's not TaleWorlds (no matter what it may indicate in the second line). The above screenshot is of a password popup generated in Firefox, but other browsers should similarly indicate the actual website domain which such requests are coming from.
If you ever unwittingly enter your account info into such a password request form, you should immediately change your password.
The reason for this announcement is due to a recent user apparently having a fake image link in his signature which would cause the above example of a password request pop-up. Again, if you saw that pop-up and actually entered your forum account info, you should immediately change the password on your forum account, along with any accounts with other sites on the internet on which you used the same password.