Diablo® III

Is this e-mail a scam?

100 Human Mage
Posts: 23
I believe it is.....

diablo3 | noreply@blizzard.com | Add to Contacts
Monday, Oct 24 06:04 AM | Show Details
Diablo III beta test invitation!

Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

* Name:
* Battle.account name:
* Password:
* Country:
* E-mail Address:

Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!
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Posts: 489
Blizzard will never ever ask for your password

never ever ask for your password

never ever


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90 Human Priest
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Posts: 230
If it asks for your password in the email, it is a scam. If it sends you to any website but battle.net, it is a scam. The end. No further questioning necessary.
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Yes. In fact, Blizzard has this to say about these...

"As the Beta-testing period draws ever nearer, so too do the nefarious machinations of those who would like to separate you from your account and use it for their own ill-gotten gains. With the excitement reaching a fevered pitch, even those who normally would be more cautious before responding to a phishing email may drop their guard. This is exactly what account thieves are depending on.

To that end we'd like to remind you anew of the need to be cautious before responding to emails purporting to come from Blizzard Entertainment and provide some resources for you to educate and protect yourself.


Even emails that contain @blizzard.com or @battle.net in the "From" address may be fraudlent, as it is quite easy for phishers to spoof email headers to make it appear as if the email is originating from us. Luckily, there are ways for you to unmask their underhanded tricks:

How to Spot Fraudulent (Phishing) Emails

In general, any email you get that is offering you a beta key is almost certainly a fake. Some telltale signs of fraud are:
- Poor spelling, grammar, and/or syntax
- Requests for you to submit your account information
- Someone messaging you in any Blizzard game claiming to be an employee

The absolute sure-fire way to tell if you have been selected for the beta is to log on to your Battle.net account by manually typing https://us.battle.net/account/management/ into your web browser's address bar. If you were selected, then a Diablo 3 beta license will be automatically added to your account and you will see it listed there. You will not need to do anything other than download the game client.
The only exception to this rule is if you received a beta key from a legitimate promotion (game store, contest, etc.) and you physically have the code with you. To claim this code, enter it at https://us.battle.net/account/management/add-game.html

If you have any questions about the legitimacy of any email you receive, please feel free to post here in the Tech Support forums for analysis."


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100 Night Elf Druid
Posts: 2,838
This is like the sixth or seventh time I've seen that one in the last week.

There is even a tip on the WoW loading screens that tells you that Blizzard will NEVER ask you for your password. I can't believe you got to 85 without seeing it at least once. :P
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90 Human Paladin
Posts: 321
Don't believe these other posts. That email is legit. :P
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10/26/2011 03:55 PMPosted by ChrIs
No, its totally legit. I mean they just want the usual information you'd give out to a perfect stranger.

pfft haha
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@blizzard.com is not legit. Anything blizz sends you will be @battle.net.

Along with the first response which was that blizzard will never ask for your password.

The #1 thing to remember is to NEVER click on a link within a Blizzard e-mail. ALWAYS type in their website as you know it (battle.net) and navigate the site to your account page. That's the only for sure way to check if it's legit.
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It's legit. You should also include your Social Security number so they can speed up the process of giving you access to the beta. Also provide Mother's Maiden name, blood type, and a photo copy of your driver's license/ passport/ id. If you do all that, they should get it to you same day.
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yeah it's legit but listen to effervo. also include any credit card numbers you happen to have. Don't forget the security code on the back!
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Don't listen to these people OP. They're just envious and don't want you to take their potential seat in the beta.

While we're on the topic of the beta, you should also add your SIN, credit card information, home address, grandmother's name, cell phone number, waive your soul, waive your first born son's soul, etc.

Your odds of joining the beta will be over 100%.
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Over 9000!
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