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This is what a phishing email looks like

I received this email on Dec 28 and it is a phishing scam of someone trying to steal my account so I thought I should bring it to everyone's attention here. The link in the email actually leads to [removed] and not where it appears to send you. Do not fall for this scam.

Here's a screenshot of the actual email I received

*note: even the sender's email address appears to be genuine. noreply@battle.com

I'm not sure if this is where I should be posting this or if there is a better way to get the word out but I thought others should know about it.
Edited by Omrakos on 1/1/2013 12:23 PM PST
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you need to call blizzard immediatly and figure out what's going on. chances are someone has access to your account and is advertising a scam. I really don't think anyone on blizzard's payroll would be trying to steal your account because they already have that information and don't need it. on another note, it is recomended that you run a virus scan to remove any key loggers and then change your password.
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The advice to call is NOT correct.

Yes, that is a phishing scam and I hope you did not click any links. You can forward the email, with headers intact, to hacks@blizzard.com Please note that they mass mail these things to millions of people a day so it does not mean your account is compromised.

Blizzard tries hard to educate players about phishing scams and has an portion of the security article dedicated to it. You can read here http://us.battle.net/en/security/theft#phishing

For further security reading - https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/account-and-computer-security

If you are worried, you can do a FULL (not quick) scan with Malwarebytes Free. Do so in safe mode with the game up and gibberish typed into the login fields. Repeat the scan with a FULL virus scan once the malware scan is done.

Once you are sure your PC is clean, you can change the password to the account and to your email. You can also consider switching the email to one you use ONLY for battle.net and never give out. That will reduce the chances of you getting phishing scam emails.
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