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2012-08-05

There be dragons


Here is a good one... I happened to be checking one of my yahoo addresses which I rarely use and noticed the following message from 'Blizzard'.

Language is off. You can tell from the first sentence that message is suspicious. Plus, I had never given my yahoo address to Blizzard, so clearly this was a scam. If you hover over the first link, it really points to the Blizzard but the second one was pointing a phishing site they want the person to go. Chrome actually recognizes the site as warns you about it.

Here is the lesson: NEVER click any link without checking the actual URL it's pointing to by looking at the status bar.

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 (points to the site in the picture. Link removed)

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/


Update: I actually saw at least 5 different variations in my e-mail box all trying to entice me to phishing sites. Some of the subjects are below:
Mists of Pandaria Beta Test Invitation WoW MoP Beta
Mists of Pandaria Beta Test Invitation
World of Warcraft Mount: Heart of the Aspects (lol on this one)
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