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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Funny scam mails.

After I've started blogging about World of Warcraft, I've started to receive scam-mails, claiming to be from Blizzard.

Seeing as the e-mail account I use for my blog is in no way affiliated with any warcraft accounts, this strikes me as pretty amusing.
But the hilarious part? The e-mails in themselves.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Greetings!


This is an automated notification regarding the recent change(s).

As you may or 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.

If the information is deemed accurate, the investigation will be dropped.

This action is taken because we at Blizzard Entertainment take these sales
quite seriously. We need confirm you are the original owner of the account.
This is easiest done by confirming your personal information along with concealed information about your account.

We recommend you Login verify Information your account:

http://www.totallynotascamattempt/login/login.asp?ref=https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/&app=wam

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.

Account security is solely the responsibility of the account
holder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard
representatives typically must lock the account. In these cases the Account
Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.

Regards,

Blizzard Entertainment Inc Account Administration Team
P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92623
Blizzard Entertainmen
First of all.. What changes? While this may seem as the most trustworthy of the scam-mails, it's so full of weird requests. I haven't bothered checking the link within the e-mail, but I'm sure they'll be asking for my secret question and answer, as well as my login details, including my password. And hey. I'm playing on EU servers, so why are the american address listed? Atleast get the continent right! Geez!

Next in line is this:

world of warcraft: Cataclysm Beta Test Invitation!


Get those opt-ins ready for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm closed beta! The sundering of Azeroth is nigh, and you don??t want to be left out in the cold of Northrend when you could be enjoying the sun-drenched beaches on the goblin isle of Kezan. To ensure you??re opted-in and eligible as a potential candidate, you??ll need a World of Warcraft license attached to your Battle.net account, have your current system specifications uploaded to the Battle.net Beta Profile Settings page, and have expressed interest through the franchise-specific check boxes.

Get the Installer - Log in to your Battle.net account: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account

** IMPORTANT ** To avoid graphical bugs and other technical issues, please ensure your video card drivers are up-to-date.

Enjoy the game!

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

http://www.blizzard.com/support/wowindex/
Now.. It's not that closed any more and I'm still an EU player. Unfortunately, Gmail deletes the funny links, so they seem correct here. Until you click them, that is. And why would blizzard be utilizing hotmail.it (Italy) to send beta invitations? Funny.

But the real pearl is this one:

Greetings!


This is an automated notification regarding the recent change(s)

Our goal is to make the experience may be the most blizzard games, so we hope to get epic of your feedback for registered users of world of warcraft. We invite you to join an online survey in your feedback will help us to decide what will we focus on the next few months.

http://anothertotallynotascam.com/

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. billing@blizzard.com. Account security is solely the responsibility of the account holder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives typically must lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.

Sincerely,

The Battle.net Team
Erm.. Wait, what?
Our goal is to make the experience may be the most blizzard games, so we hope to get epic of your feedback for registered users of world of warcraft. We invite you to join an online survey in your feedback will help us to decide what will we focus on the next few months.

The hell does this section even translate to? "Get the epic of your feedback"?
And inviting me to join a survey under the threat of getting banned? Ok, now THAT's hilarious! It actually had me laughing out loud.
That's even worse than someone offering me a billion dollars from the state of Zimbabwe or Nigeria.

So kiddies, if you're reading this.. Blizzard will never bother to ask you to fill in passwords to "verify" them, when they don't need your password at all. Never ever bother with e-mails such as these. If you do, you'll end up like one of the retards claiming they got "hacked". Don't be one of those..

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