Scams….. Le Sigh


I feel it is time for a little public service announcement to my readers. There are always a lot of scammers attempting to get your world of warcraft account information. I get on average 5 different scam emails a day. I will show give you a rundown of just a few:

 

Example #1

Dear customer,

  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. Illegal gold trading  Which one is it selling my account or illegal gold trading?

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:
http://us.battle.net-acconuet.battle-warcraftd.net/battle_net_account.php?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fus.battle.net%2Faccount%2Fmanagement%2Findex.xml&app=bam
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
World of
Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2011

Ok first off the horrible grammar gave it away, then I looked at the long, unsecure website address and figured blizzard’s account admin team could probably afford someone with half decent grammar and a secure website.
Example #2

 

Greetings!

When you take to the skies astride a blazing, eagle-winged
lion, your comrades will know you mean business. Serious business. So saddle up,
because this flying mount will travel as fast as your riding skill will take
you, and it can even travel at 310% speed if you have at least one other 310%
speed mount.

Once activated, this World of Warcraft in-game pet key applies to all present
and future characters on a single World of Warcraft license.

we will be complimentary seat to the 5,000 players. You can log Web site
application, we will be lucky players randomly.    huh?????
Please click this link to
apply

http://www.us.battle.net.login.account.support.worldofoft.tk/login.asp?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fus.battle.net%2Faccount%2Fmanagement%2Findex.xml&app=bam

If
your account passes the check successfully, we will send a code for the Winged
Guardian flying mount to you in the form of e-mail.

The World of Warcraft Support Team
Blizzard Entertainment

 

Okay once again horrible grammar, A long unsecure link, And lets always remember Blizzard is not going to give things away for free without a benefit to themselves.

 

I have broken the links in both of these and i strongly encourage you not to type them in. I knew they were scams because they were not sent to my battle.net email address, They were sent to my old email address I used for wow. In order to combat these scams I recommend having battle.net sent to a secure email address (One you only use for battle.net) I also am a strong advocate of the authenticator. please take the time to read these emails and think about things like grammar and such before you click on the link. I would hate to see one of my readers and friends get their account hacked

 

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About druxus

Been Making Azeroth Dangerous since Burning Crusade

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