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#1287850 Apr 18, 2009 at 06:48 AM · Edited 9 years ago
Assistant GM
186 Posts
I received the following email this morning:

It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell/trade your personal World of Warcraft account(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 to 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.
You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account by replying to this email with:
Use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.
* First and Surname
* Date of birth
* Address
* Zip code
* Phone number
* Country
* Account e-mail
* Account name
* Account password
* Secret Question and Answer or Cd-Key
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.
We ask you to NOT change password until the investigation is fully completed.
Blizzard Entertainment Inc
Account Administration Team
P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92623
Account Administration Team
Blizzard Entertainment

I knew that this email was a fake. I sent it to blizzard and they wrote me back telling me that there has been an increase in the number of reported emails like this. If you receive an email like this, blizzard wants a copy. Simply forward a copy to BUT DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL. Stay safe :)
Only the shallow know themselves--Oscar Wilde
#1287889 Apr 18, 2009 at 07:18 AM
434 Posts
I wonder where they (the identity stealers) got your email address from, to send this to you in the first place.

#1288092 Apr 18, 2009 at 09:50 AM
Assistant GM
2060 Posts
I'd be scanning my computer for key loggers & changing my password immediately if I got one of these. They got the email address somewhere after all and discretion is the better part of valor in many circumstances.
Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be. - Grandma Moses
#1288119 Apr 18, 2009 at 10:17 AM
203 Posts
They probably picked up your email address from a WOW forum or other website where your email is visible, or they bought a email list of people that like online games are are just fishing for people to fall for the bait.

The key to that email is that they asked for your password and Blizzard will NEVER ask for you password.
Murphy's law states: Friendly fire; isn't

#1288938 Apr 18, 2009 at 06:40 PM
Guild Master
1465 Posts
Kayo got one of these a few months ago too, she made an angry post about it before realizing that it was a phisher
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Everyone can see it,
But only YOU
Can feel the
True warmth.
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#1293094 Apr 20, 2009 at 03:27 PM
296 Posts
Damn Somali pirates!
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