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Post  Colt on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 07:28

I know none of you wonderful folks are likely to fall for such as this, but thought I'd let people know just in case.

I just received this:

"Greetings,

It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft 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:
[Perfectly correctly spelt website link for Battle.net account login support]

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

* Account name
* Account password
* 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
[again - correctly spelt blizzard support webpage)
World of Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2010

Please retain all history if you reply to this mail
"

Which all looks absolutely hunky dory until you notice that their links actually would take you to a "World of Wazcraft page" and undoubtedly something very unpleasant........

so, for those of you old enough to remember
"Hey, Let's be careful out there"

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Re: Phishing...

Post  Alquiel on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 08:42

World of Wazcraft?!

Now that's a WHOLE other game.....!

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We got it to!

Post  PsyChick on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 10:20

Me and my Bf have got a mail too close that you have there.
Was saying that if we wanted back our password you have to click this link and so on Razz
Since out account was banned lol Razz
Strange we both was playing wow at that time then Razz
Lot's of weird mail with virus and stuff these days.

Sooo careful and don't poke something you don't know what is ;P
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Re: Phishing...

Post  Alquiel on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 10:25

I made a post a good while ago about account security - can be found here

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Re: Phishing...

Post  theanorak on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 10:57

PsyChick wrote: don't poke something you don't know what is ;P

This advice applies for a wide variety of situations.

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Re: Phishing...

Post  PsyChick on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 16:19

Hehe, that's right Smile Shocked
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Post  Elphane on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 23:08

I got those alot before I changed my account email address. I just loved some of the spelling and grammar, like "Blizzard Entertainmen" wasn't a give away it was fake!

The best advice I have is if you get one that you aren't sure of then go you account via the WoW community site and log in there as normal, and don't go via any links.
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Re: Phishing...

Post  Colt on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 05:11

Nice to have instigated conversation, just sad that no-one picked up on my "Hey, Let's be careful out there" quote Wink

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Re: Phishing...

Post  Alquiel on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 05:15

Uh.....Hill Street Blues? Is anyone else OLD enough to remember that?!

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Re: Phishing...

Post  theanorak on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 10:51

Sorry Grandpa

Tell us again about your lawn?

Very Happy

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Re: Phishing...

Post  Alquiel on Mon 07 Feb 2011, 18:52

So, it wasn't exactly phishing, but it IS WoW related..... I had a phone call this early afternoon from someone claiming they were from our local PC maintainance office, and from Microsoft. I'm usually a complete bitch with unsolicited phone calls, and this one was just perfectly timed for me being uberbitch, as I was right by Tank in Tol Barad when I was herbing, and it got me killed in game.

Was classic though, they were all offended that I was "So, what are you selling...." and "Oh, it's for Microsoft errors, huh? Why the eff haven't you contacted me before, then?" I was completely determined to make their phonecall hell. They fhung up when they FINALLY realised I wasn't going to fall for it.

Yes, the scammers are still running this.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/18/phone-scam-india-call-centres

Basically they're preying on people who'll fall for their spiel, and think this is an official call. Though if it happens again, I'll call their bluff with an "Oh, really? I run Linux on a Mac....."

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