IMPORTANT! Mobile Autheticator Fraud!

90 Worgen Warrior
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I just received an email from "Blizzard Entertainment" (noreply@battle.com, NOT the real Blizz email address) saying that Blizzard is planning to launch "updated Battle.net Mobile Authenticator and dynamic code protection cards" to prevent account invasion.

I was asked to partake in a survey that I'm sure would ask for my authenticator information so that whoever sent out the email could then invade my account.

I'll admit the email was wnough to make me wonder at first, but upon noticing a number of grammatical mistakes and then checking the email address of the sender, I realized that it was a fraud.

The body of the email is copied and pasted below:


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.6357" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY><BR>Greetings! <BR><BR>Recently, the problem of account invasion is
getting worse and worse which cause enormous player's equipments and virtual
currency stolen. This severely damages the benefits of mass players, also causes
our company lose a lot of customers. <BR><BR>Our company has to adopt some
measures to safeguard our common benefits in order to strengthen the safety of
mass player's accounts, and firmly resist the account to be stolen again.
Through our company's research and investigation to xxx customers, we will make
the following decisions: we launch a package of updated Battle.net Mobile
Authenticator and dynamic code protection card which can effectively prevent the
accounts invaded. We will send this package of code protection system to players
free of charge. <BR><BR>Please open this connection: <BR><A
href="[Removed to protect the curious]">https://eu.battle.net/login/en?ref=http%3A%2F%2Feu.battle.net%2Fwow%2Fen%2Findex&app=com-wow</A>
<BR><BR>If your account passes the check successfully, we will send this package
of dynamic Battle.net Mobile Authenticator to you in the form of e-mail.
<BR><BR>In 3 days after you receiving the e-mail, if you don't submit your
information, we have right to freeze your account, every player is obligated to
protect the safety of the account. You must work together with us to be
determined to crack down all the behaviors of destroying games. <BR><BR>If you
had already authenticator your account, please disregard this automatic
notification. <BR><BR>Regards, <BR><BR>The World of Warcraft Support Teams
<BR>Blizzard Entertainment </BODY></HTML>


If anyone sees something like this, DON'T FALL FOR IT.
Edited by Vrakthris on 4/26/2013 12:20 PM PDT
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10 Troll Shaman
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Hello Spartacus

Please forward this with all headers to hacks@blizzard.com

Thanks for helping keep the integrity of the game strong
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100 Orc Rogue
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Also remove the links to the malicious site, you are only advertising for them.
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97 Human Death Knight
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Thanks for letting us know, OP.

I hate e-mails like that, and the grammar in the one you posted makes me want to vomit. Please, no one fall for this garbage.
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Support Forum Agent
Also remove the links to the malicious site, you are only advertising for them.


In that case I'd say less of an advertisement and more of a draw for the curious type who may want to check it out for themselves. :)

Thanks for letting us know, Spärtäcus. This seems to be a new tactic they are trying. Hopefully folks will use caution as with any email they receive asking them for something.

Always remember to check the headers to find out where an email is really coming from.

How to identify Phishing
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