Veteran award hoax...Free WoW Copy.

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I just received a fake blizzard e-mail saying "thank you for being a veteran player...have a free copy of WoW to give to a friend...click here and enter the game code..."

Sounds fun and a great idea... They even sent a CD key, but it's a hoax watch out! Unless a Blizzard employee says the opposite :P
Alright how do you know it's a hoax? I'm curious. If it's a phishing attempt I fail to see how it works since you can log into battle.net directly and put in the CD key. Did you try it out?
That sounds very fishy to me...

I wouldn't follow any links on that e-mail in any case.
Please post the routing headers of the e-mail.
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Other thread w/ header confirms that it is indeed real. Way to jump to conclusions, OP. =P
It's important to note that one of the very common phishing tricks used by account thieves is to copy a legitimate e-mail and modify the links to point to malicious websites.

Always confirm the routing headers, even if you think that the e-mail is legitimate:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=25133
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It's legit. I just got the email, used the CD key and it works.
Hunting got one too.

He's also checked headers, says its legit.
It's important to note that one of the very common phishing tricks used by account thieves is to copy a legitimate e-mail and modify the links to point to malicious websites.

Always confirm the routing headers, even if you think that the e-mail is legitimate:
<a href="http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=25133">http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=25133</a>
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Looks legit. Only link in the email is battle.net (and yes, the link itself actually goes there not a phishing site).
I received this email as well and the headers are a go. This is legit and I just wonder how many veterans received this email 8)
06/24/2011 10:21 AMPosted by Ugros
Looks legit. Only link in the email is battle.net (and yes, the link itself actually goes there not a phishing site).


My point is that while this particular e-mail is legitimate, one with similar wording received in the future may not be. So always check.
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ya I got one also. the links were legit, the headers were legit, the code is legit, email is legit. Thanks blizz for giving my friend free 30 day trial.

As stated before beware of this:


It's important to note that one of the very common phishing tricks used by account thieves is to copy a legitimate e-mail and modify the links to point to malicious websites.

Always confirm the routing headers, even if you think that the e-mail is legitimate:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=25133
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06/24/2011 10:23 AMPosted by Pahanda
Looks legit. Only link in the email is battle.net (and yes, the link itself actually goes there not a phishing site).


My point is that while this particular e-mail is legitimate, one with similar wording received in the future may not be. So always check.
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Oh, I agree 100%. Just seems to be a lot of interest in this particular email (there's posts popping up elsewhere as well asking if it's legit), and in this particular case only it seems to be.

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