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Just sharing my experience with a Scam e-mail.
I received an e-mail 2 days ago about my WoW account, saying it was stolen and being sold illegaly and that i needed to log-in into my >>BATTLE.NET<< account to confirm it was mine and reset my password. ( There was a link )
Thing is i never, ever played WoW nor tried it.
So SCAM emails may not be Diablo 3 related but they try to steal your BATTLE.NET account.
Watch out ya'll :)
just got a couple scam emails today in my email thought id share them so people know what to look for, it came to my wife's email cause it is set as a secondary for our main email, i proceeded to sending it to my personal email and upon opening the forwarded email it reveled what you couldn't see in the original sent to the secondary email address, hope this helps.
Sent: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 7:27 am
Subject: Blizzard Notification About Diablo III Account
It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal Diablo III account(s).
As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement.
If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled.
It will be ongoing for further investigation by Blizzard Entertainment's employees.
If you wish to not get your account suspended you should immediately verify your account ownership.
You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account to this secure website with:
Login to your account, In accordance following template to verify your account.
* First and Surname
* Secret Question and Answer
Show * Please enter the correct information
If you ignore this mail your account can and will be closed permanently.
Once we verify your account, we will reply to your e-mail informing you that we have dropped the investigation.
Account Administration Team
Diablo III , Blizzard Entertainment 2012
this is a direct copy from my email so dont click links......, it dont show the images that came up after it was forwarded either but it was a bunch of what appears to be Asian lettering with a Asian female holding a all day sucker with a cheesy smile on her face.
Edited by Lylirra on 11/9/2012 10:22 AM PST
I got one of these about a year ago. Funny thing being I hadn't had an installed Blizzard game since I stopped playing D2 sometime during the first ladder. I have long learned, that getting any of these emails from any company should be a red flag. I have never had a legit email that asks for my log-in information.
Please don't post the links you've received in phishing emails on the forums, guys (and ladies). That only put other players' accounts at risk if they happen to follow them. :)
What you can do -- besides just deleting them outright -- is to forward them onto email@example.com. You can also look at ways to ramp up your email security, as that may help prevent you from receiving these kinds of emails in the first place.
(More info on phishing emails can be found here.)
These phish emails have been around for years. Though I've yet to receive one myself.
Knock on wood.
Edited by Bird#1227 on 11/9/2012 3:19 PM PST
This. I thought everyone knew about these by now.
If you use hotmail they have a trusted sender flag that will appear to let you know this email is as legit as it gets. It looks like this:
Real Blizzard emails get them too. Never be fooled by phishers again.
Just wanted to mention this: I used to forward all Blizzard scam mails to firstname.lastname@example.org, as Lylirra mentions. That actually got me in trouble with my mail provider, as they thought I was involved in spamming. So now I try to forward when I see something I haven't seen before.
That said, I've yet to receive any scam mail for Diablo. It's mostly been WoW.
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