A new patch for FIFA 12 should help crack down on phishing scams which have seen some players lose their PlayStation Network and Xbox Live identities.
According to the patch notes, one of the key changes is that FIFA 12 players can now only make trades with those on their friends lists, adding a minor inconvenience to phishers in transferring out all your assets.
Additionally, FIFA Ultimate Team now offers a Steamguard-like system where players must answer a security question if EA detects the account is being accessed from a new console.
Unfortunately, these measures don’t stop users handing over the answers to scammers while trying to secure rare assets; Illicit trading in FIFA 12 items has become a serious problem for the franchise.
The update is due on Xbox 360 on March 13. The PlayStation 3 equivalent rolls out on March 13 in the US, and everywhere else on March 14 or equivalent local update day.
Other changes include a remedy for end of game disconnects and other bug fixes.