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TheRealDregun

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PostedAug 10, 2012 9:13 pm
I got an email 2 weeks asking me to log in to dispute a selling of my account (phishing scam) as I never registered a WOW account with that email) and promptly let them know how I felt about it when they asked for my username and password.

Funny thing is the horrendous english should be enough to thwart such success..but obviously they succeed every day or they wouldn't send out these things in masse.

Here is a copy of the email (With actual links removed!)


Surprisingly enough I have not gotten any of these pertaining to Shaiya yet but I know the day will come soon enough Razz





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Greetings!

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

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/legal/wow_tou.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:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/securitywebform

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.

Regards,

Game Master Dunarthra
Customer Services
Blizzard Entertainment
http://us.battle.net/support/en/
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starkingdom

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PostedAug 11, 2012 1:01 pm
TheRealDregun wrote:
I got an email 2 weeks asking me to log in to dispute a selling of my account (phishing scam) as I never registered a WOW account with that email) and promptly let them know how I felt about it when they asked for my username and password.

Funny thing is the horrendous english should be enough to thwart such success..but obviously they succeed every day or they wouldn't send out these things in masse.

Here is a copy of the email (With actual links removed!)


Surprisingly enough I have not gotten any of these pertaining to Shaiya yet but I know the day will come soon enough Razz





Code:
Greetings!

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

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/legal/wow_tou.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:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article/securitywebform

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.

Regards,

Game Master Dunarthra
Customer Services
Blizzard Entertainment
http://us.battle.net/support/en/
 




i get that same email and i never sign up for wow at all. *_* . i dont even open the email. i just deleted it

KaerellaBlaise

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PostedAug 12, 2012 3:33 am
I don't have a Blizzard account, but have had a few emails now like this:

 
Greetings!

It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal Diablo III account(s).
As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement.
If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled.
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 can confirm that you are the original owner of the account to this secure website with:
htt ps:/ /us. bat tle.n et/lo gin/en/?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fus.battle.n et%2Fd3%2Fen%2Findex&app=co m-d3

Login to your account, In accordance following template to verify your account.

* First and Surname
* Secret Question and Answer
Show * Please enter the correct information

If you ignore this mail your account can and will be closed permanently.

Once we verify your account, we will reply to your e-mail informing you that we have dropped the investigation.

Regards,

Account Administration Team
Blizzard Entertainment
http:/ /ww w.blizzard.com/support/
Diablo III , Blizzard Entertainment 2012  



Very phishy - but it would perhaps scare some people who did have accounts there into giving their secret data away! As you might expect, hovering over the "link" provided shows a different address, too long to be shown in full...to be on the safe side I've added a few spaces here to disable it. Read it carefully and it's pretty unconvincing - and why would logging in to their site disprove allegations about account selling?

The moral is, however convincing and official an email seems, do not use links it provides to try to log in to your game account.

Aegwynn

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PostedAug 12, 2012 4:43 am
starkingdom wrote:
i get that same email and i never sign up for wow at all. *_* . i dont even open the email. i just deleted it  
How do you know it's the same if you didn't open it ?

Anchaai

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PostedAug 12, 2012 7:11 am
There goes another great game industry that got hacked.

Thanks for the heads up though.

Oberonu

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PostedAug 13, 2012 10:46 am
Eh, normal and done as soon as I read it in the news. Explains why my gaming account e-mail has been receiving massive amounts in uptick spam.

Om nom nom nom! "You want me to give up? I've never learned how to. You do it first so that I know what it is, then I might consider it."

halseybr

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PostedAug 16, 2012 1:26 am
It's funny how in the emails it says that blizzards staff will be investigating the accounts when its not blizzard staff that does it, GM's don't have the authority and have to send it to the Battle team to overview it. All GM's do is decide which tickets to push and act as customer service.

Okesmak124

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PostedAug 16, 2012 2:20 pm

O.o

Cool
Thank god i'm not Blizzard's Slave, no more Very HappyD!

Krypt9

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PostedAug 18, 2012 3:46 pm
boooya!!!

Krypt9

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PostedAug 18, 2012 3:48 pm
lol idk what blizzard is, i just like superman XD

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