Reporting email scam

Customer Support
I'm not sure if this is helpful to Blizzard, but I received the following scam email with spoof sender, Blizzard Entertainment <noreply@blizzard> :

Greetings!

We have already noted that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account (s).
Terms of Use

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/legal/termsofuse.html
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 must complete the steps below to secure the account and your computer.

STEP 1: ACCOUNT INVESTIGATION
We now provide a secure website for you to verify that you have taken the appropriate steps to secure the account, your computer, and your email address. Please go to this site and follow the instructions:
<a href="http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/securitywebform">http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/securitywebform</a>

STEP 2: VERIFY YOUR SUBMISSION WAS RECEIVED
We will contact you with further instructions once we have received and processed your submission. If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours of submitting this form, please resend it from the address listed above.

Please be aware that if unauthorized access to this account, it may lead to further action against the account.

Fare Thee Well,

Game Master Dunarthra
Customer Services
Blizzard Entertainment
<a href="http://www.blizzard.com/support">http://www.blizzard.com/support</a>

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The actual URL for the first link is

EDIT: removed the hacker link

which is obviously not Blizzard.


I am a little concerned that someone has managed to associate my email address with the game, but between my own security setup and the authenticator, I feel fairly safe.

Anyway, FYI.
Take out the bad URL from your post. Don't want unnecessarily curious people trying it out.

Forward the e-mail to hacks@blizzard.com.
Copy and paste the entire headers into the body of the email and forward it to hacks@blizzard.com for further review. Edit out all of the false links in the email you pasted in your original post so that others do not go to them to see what it is.

***How to Identify Fake or Phishing Emails***
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=25133
Okay, thanks for response. I removed the link to prevent folks from navigating to it.
Okay, thanks for response. I removed the link to prevent folks from navigating to it.


Excellent, thank you, Sinbad. In addition to fowarding the e-mail to our Hacks team I'd also recommend using your e-mail providers spam report feature. That should help them block other similar phishing attempts.
<Excellent, thank you, Sinbad. In addition to fowarding the e-mail to our Hacks team I'd also recommend using your e-mail providers spam report feature. That should help them block other similar phishing attempts.>

Yep, already in place :) My email application warned me that the message was a potential scam.

I forwarded it to hacks.
yeah I recieved a different one that looked almost legit related to someone trying to access my account and that Blizz locked my account. I was able to still log on. Hackers/Gold Farmers are getting crafty now, copying Blizzard emails and using redirect links.
i just got hit with this myself, but since ive already been hit by 2 separate hacks, i made sure to check that battle.net was still o.k. b4 i bit the link. good thing i did
Yeah I got that email about 5 min ago. Jerks
I just got one this morning and i have to wonder if there is an actual gm with a name so much as half close to that and if they were crafty enough to take the time and find out one and if so this must be a real reputation/trust ruiner for the poor GM if they actually do exist O.o
I must also say good job to blizzard by the time i was looking up the info on google the links were already disabled.

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