Looking through the forums it appears there has been a spate of points being attributed to accounts that were not authorised by the account owners.
And as of this evening I have joined those owners when two emails popped up for 6000 and 2000 points purchases that I had nothing to do with, and there is no chance anyone in the house could have used my xbox because it was right by my feet as I was reading the emails.
Thankfully something on Microsoft's side took note of this and froze my account (I cannot log in via the console), but unfortunately this was not before three "PREMIUM GOLD PACK" purchases were made on XBL for FIFA 12 (yes, FIFA again, like so many other unauthorised purchases for other owners) and I am the not-so-proud owner of FIFA 12 Achievements that will forever remind me of this whole sad event and make me loathe football all the more.
Strangely it would appear a second 6000 point purchase was made, but the £51 for that has been refunded? It doesn't look like a refund of the original.
I have already sent an email off to Xbox and plan to contact Microsoft and my bank in the morning as both lines of support were closed when I got the original emails a few hours ago and have been trying to figure out what was going on. I have now begun the laborious task of remembering what other accounts/websites shared the Live ID password to change.
This isn't a gripe at anyone official (I have yet to deal with anyone to make such a complaint), but merely to raise a flag that someone who *really* enjoys FIFA far too much has messed around with another consumer.
Here is to a quick resolution.