I got whispered in game by some scammer threatening a ban if i didn't go to their website and e-mail them my account info.
reported his !@#
If any of you run into a situation like this, make sure to select the harassment
option for reporting a player while in-game. It not only fits that category (a threat is harassment), but it will also flag for immediate (read: urgent) review by a GM, and thus result in a much lower chance of too many people being targeted by such a player. Just be careful to only do this if you are actually threatened by said player. If you are not threatened, but are "directed" to a third party site, select the Exploit
option, as the action(s) fall under players exploiting (in this case, exploiting other players).
You can also email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or use their webform for reporting hacks and exploits found here:http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/submit/hacks.html
Be sure to include detailed information, including the player's name or BattleTag if possible.
What good would it do considering Blizzard01 is still spamming people in the in-game chat rooms? Everyone knows he's been reported a few hundred times.
It actually does do good. The more reports Blizzard receives, the more accurate their trail leading to the proper perpetrators is, and thus proper actioning becomes easier due to abundance of evidence.
I've gotten 1 of these every day for the last 2 months or so, i have forwarded a number of them to email@example.com mostly i just delete them. The funny thing is the email address the scammers send this to isnt the one i have tied to Diablo 3.
They likely got your email from a fansite database. It is an unfortunate reality that such sites often sell email lists to pay for costs/earn profits. Not all do, but there are those that use this practice.
11/06/2012 03:25 PMIf you opened it you should also run a virus scan .A lot of them have viruses attached to you just opening them you don't even have to reply to get hacked.
Posted by Agmo
Unless the user manually executes any attachments and/or has disabled the default settings for most email clients, which prevent automatic execution of any code, this shouldn't happen. Virus Scans are still an important and good practice to make use of though.
Blizzard isn't doing a good job securing player emails and cell phones. I say this because after I signed up for the authenticator, I started receiving spam texts addressed to my bnet name.
There was a recent data breach with regard to Battle.net three months ago, but players received notification long ago to change their email and passwords. In fact, battle.net issued an automatic mandatory password reset push as a result of that breach. This is the only known time Blizzard's servers/data centers have been breached, so if you failed to change your email, then you'd continue getting those messages. If you are still getting those messages, I would strongly suggest that you change your battle.net account email address, preferrably to one that is used only
Blizzard does not sell email lists, and as such, taking that one step can go a long way toward securing your account and preventing spam.
Also, remember that nobody from Blizzard will ever
ask for your account login, password, or secret question information. Any information requested by Blizzard is done directly by their Customer Service/Billing Departments, and will be direct identification of the person holding the account (a faxed photo ID).
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