I called Blizz & asked about my acct, and was told it was prob. compromised and that a GM would look into it.
They'll tell you *probably* compromised over the phone if they think there's a chance you screwed up and clicked on a phished email link - giving away login info to get you to buy an authenticator or change login info to prevent gold theft.
I get spam phished emails from "Blizzard" every day for about the last 3 years stating my account has been compromised.. nothing has ever happened. There are clues within the emails that makes them easy to spot as fraudulent..
And to think.. Blizzard could prevent all this if they simply sold gold in the first place. Hell, they could probably offer subscription rates at $5/mo if they subsidized lost revenue with gold sales. This would also eliminate the illegal gold farming market as well as severely reduce the number of innocent people getting their accounts hacked.
Might be against the "spirit" of the game by selling something they want you to collect in game, but the alternative (people who want to buy gold WILL buy gold, and others will get their accounts hacked to steal gold) is worse.
Similar situation with the US's war on drugs. Stop wasting money illegally overseas by legalization, regulation, and taxation of something that is a lesser of two evils. Like gold buyers, people who want to do drugs WILL buy drugs. So find a smarter way to go about it instead of fighing a losing battle that causes more harm than the alternative.