New Scam

1 Dwarf Shaman
0
I got a whisper from a random level one while doing dailies that I was to receive a free specral tiger mount if i entered in a long string of numbers at a blizzard spin off site. The whisper went as follows:

<Busy>[Blizznews] whispers: Congratulations! Receive a free World of Warcraft Mount: Reins of the Spectral Tiger Key:9620577358008886776894060 (log in) at [EDIT] I cant post the link apparently so I removed it, but it tries to mimic a US Blizz store.

I'm not sure how new this is or if the WoW community is aware of it, but I wanted to let everyone know just in case there is someone gullible enough to try it.
Edited by Chopkick on 4/24/2013 11:21 AM PDT
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90 Pandaren Monk
9685
you should probably delete that link.
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1 Dwarf Shaman
0
from the post? I posted it so people would know where NOT to go : /
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MVP
100 Night Elf Priest
12350
Delete the link, please. It is against the rules.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
16430
Chopkick, I hope you filed a ticket to report this.

And please delete the link.
Edited by Moonphyre on 4/24/2013 11:19 AM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Warlock
17160
delete the link, it's a no no, and you're just doing the gold buyer provider hackers job.

Not only that, this isn't a new scam.
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100 Human Mage
8550
When I was a noob at the game, I got a whisper from someone saying that they were a GM and I had to visit a certain website and type in my username and password. I believed it... Hey! It's not my fault that I was new to the game! It looked just like WoW's website.
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90 Undead Priest
9845
You can always tell its a fake when its something like

"blizzard.LEETSPEEKKGOEZHERE.MOARGULLIBLESTUFF.com"
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
5130
It doesn't sound like a new one.
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1 Dwarf Shaman
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I didnt GO to the link, and I POSTED the link so people would know NOT to go there....holly hell.
If i was going to do the scammer a favor i would have named my post HEY CHECK THIS OUT! not "New Scam"

But okay w/e glad people already know about it.
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100 Night Elf Druid
14780
Right-click the guy's name and report for Cheating.
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1 Dwarf Shaman
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I reported him as well, I just wanted to try and let the community know about it in case it was new.
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MVP
100 Night Elf Priest
12350
I didnt GO to the link, and I POSTED the link so people would know NOT to go there....holly hell.
If i was going to do the scammer a favor i would have named my post HEY CHECK THIS OUT! not "New Scam"

But okay w/e glad people already know about it.


The reason it is disallowed is because scammers/gold-sellers have often posted fake "omg look at this!" type posts with such links. They've even done them in subtle style like "Can you believe Blizzard hasn't stopped this? wwww.gimmeurkeys.com"

It is best to describe everything about it, without helping them.

Also you can email the full info to hacks@blizzard.com
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97 Gnome Mage
16625
http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/reporting-hack-programs-and-hosting-websites
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23 Human Warrior
8440
It's not really a new scam.

But you don't have to post the link. Really, if -anyone- sends you a message in-game to "GO HERE FOR FREE STUFF!" you shouldn't go to that link, for no matter what they're offering. Sadly, gullible isn't in the dictionary, and a lot of people will check.
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1 Dwarf Shaman
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I didnt GO to the link, and I POSTED the link so people would know NOT to go there....holly hell.
If i was going to do the scammer a favor i would have named my post HEY CHECK THIS OUT! not "New Scam"

But okay w/e glad people already know about it.


The reason it is disallowed is because scammers/gold-sellers have often posted fake "omg look at this!" type posts with such links. They've even done them in subtle style like "Can you believe Blizzard hasn't stopped this? wwww.gimmeurkeys.com"

It is best to describe everything about it, without helping them.

Also you can email the full info to hacks@blizzard.com


Ty I took a screen shot so I will e-mail that to them as well
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90 Orc Shaman
13550
If someone isn't smart enough to realize what it means when the special GM conversation box didn't pop up and the guy talking to you can't construct a sentence in English then honesty they deserve whatever they get.
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1 Dwarf Shaman
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It's not really a new scam.

But you don't have to post the link. Really, if -anyone- sends you a message in-game to "GO HERE FOR FREE STUFF!" you shouldn't go to that link, for no matter what they're offering. Sadly, gullible isn't in the dictionary, and a lot of people will check.


gul·li·ble [guhl-uh-buhl] Show IPA
adjective
easily deceived or cheated.

lol
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
14150
I thought the new scam was mass-invites on calendars for the next 12 months with links contained in them.
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