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Phishing Emails Supposedly From Blizzard - Caution!

randmprandmp angola, INPosts: 54Member

 



These people are starting to use D3 to get inot battle.net account now. Sad realy sad!!









































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imagediablo3 noreply@blizzard.com

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imageWed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

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imageDiablo III beta test invitation!


 



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Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

* Name:

* Battle.account name:

* Password:

* Country:

* E-mail Address:

Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!

 

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  • Drekker17Drekker17 Highlands Ranch, COPosts: 296Member

    Funny. It is so weird that people are falling for scams so easily, and not just game companies...but like banking and more important stuff. Every single company says: "We will never ask you for your password or personal information"...but people still fall for it.

    "Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people." - Eleanor Roosevelt
    "Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security." -Norman Vincent Peale

  • CzelawCzelaw Florence, KYPosts: 167Member Uncommon

    Quick change your password......

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  • randmprandmp angola, INPosts: 54Member

    O i did not reply or go to this site. Trust me been dealing with this kind of garbage for years now, and the funny thing is that the email they sent it to is not even my battle.net email adress. lol

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,949Member Uncommon

    Scammers have been sending them for years, my mail account have nothing to do at all with anything Blizzard and I still get those, fake mails saying that they are from my ISP that want my mail password and Viagra spamms.

    I think I stupidly were on a forum and actually clicked in "show my E.mail" by misstake, have gotten them since and my spamm filter only gets 2/3rds.

  • ArawniteArawnite NewcastlePosts: 163Member

    My spam folder typically has had 4-5 fake Blizzard emails per week for the past few years.

  • rfernan9rfernan9 Buenos AiresPosts: 27Member

    I also received the same mails but I did not click the link. thank god I'm with my friends that time.

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member

    what gets me is this is almost as bad as the real email i got from Blizzard recently "come play our messed up game for 14 days for free!" yeah right, you'd have to become f2p permanently for me to return to that world Blizz AND get rid of that idiot Ghostcrawler so he couldn't ruin anything else.

  • MeltdownMeltdown Home, NHPosts: 1,184Member Uncommon

    That is why Blizzard does "opt-ins" for Betas. I haven't opted in for any of their betas but I still get all the phishing attempts for them. Of course if you opted in then you probably get excited every time you open your email and see you got into beta... oh wait

    "They essentially want to say 'Correlation proves Causation' when it's just not true." - Sovrath

  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,246Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Drekker17

    Funny. It is so weird that people are falling for scams so easily, and not just game companies...but like banking and more important stuff. Every single company says: "We will never ask you for your password or personal information"...but people still fall for it.

    This one's pretty pathetic, but some of them are pretty sophisticated.  Sometimes the only way I'd know is by looking at the actual link destination before clicking.

  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Originally posted by Drekker17

    Funny. It is so weird that people are falling for scams so easily, and not just game companies...but like banking and more important stuff. Every single company says: "We will never ask you for your password or personal information"...but people still fall for it.

    Social engineering.

    There are lot of ways to manipulate perception and play on people's fears and emotions to gain trust or to otherwise do things that in hindsight are very stupid or risky.

    Yes, a lot of the people that fall for the phishing e-mails could be more perceptive, but sometimes the con-artists are just extremely good at presenting a very convincing scam.

  • rfernan9rfernan9 Buenos AiresPosts: 27Member

    I think many players were been victim of these kind of scam

  • SeggallionSeggallion LinköpingPosts: 684Member

    I get around 10 of those each day...

     

    To stop the scamming with those mails from suppose-to-be gaming comanies or banks they should lock .game or .bank domain names for authorized companies only 

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  • munecaroonmunecaroon DuisburgPosts: 88Member

    Originally posted by Seggallion

    I get around 10 of those each day...

     

    To stop the scamming with those mails from suppose-to-be gaming comanies or banks they should lock .game or .bank domain names for authorized companies only 

    I like that idea.

    Something has to be done. Scammers shouldn't get away with this. Personally I'm all for a cyber crime force that works based on terms of acceptable internet jurisdiction.

  • JakardJakard 98390, WAPosts: 415Member

    I got this email. This is one of the shoddier attempts to get my information. Besides, asking for information that Blizzard doesn't ask for. The fake email address was another give away. Plus, I know I'm not lucky enough to actually get a beta invie. LOL

  • AmanaAmana New York, NYPosts: 2,531Moderator Uncommon

    I moved this thread here from General. I'm going to edit the post title and make it a sticky to let people know this is going on.

    To give feedback on moderation, contact community@mmorpg.com

  • Force_FireForce_Fire atlanta, GAPosts: 145Member

    I got one of these as well, but I sent a reply. image

     *Battle.account name: Die_In_a_FIRE

    * Password: F@CK_OFF!

     

  • Bushi13Bushi13 mokkelPosts: 123Member

    Originally posted by randmp

     



    These people are starting to use D3 to get inot battle.net account now. Sad realy sad!!









































    from

    imagediablo3 noreply@blizzard.com

    reply-to

    imagediablo3@d3-blizzard.com

    to

     

    date

    imageWed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    subject

    imageDiablo III beta test invitation!


     



    hide details 12:32 AM (1 hour ago)


     


     


     



    Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

    We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

    We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

    To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

    * Name:

    * Battle.account name:

    * Password:

    * Country:

    * E-mail Address:

    Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!

     

    {mod edit - edited post title, removed formatting to make the post fit the forum}






    I got also some automatical link to, some refused recipient to some other email adress, it seems that also keylogger are build in this email.

    Pls be carefull, don't open the email, just delete it.

    If you don't know if the emai come from blizzard for real (any other suspicious email)I would advice to create a new email account, on any free email, just for battlenet. Don't disclose it to any other service than battlenet.

    This email would be only for battlenet,  therefore you will know when an email coming from blizzard to any other email than the one you created specialy for battlenet is fake.

    No opening, just delete it.

    Diablow 3, it sucks ...

  • DarkmothDarkmoth Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 174Member
    Originally posted by Drekker17

    Funny. It is so weird that people are falling for scams so easily, and not just game companies...but like banking and more important stuff. Every single company says: "We will never ask you for your password or personal information"...but people still fall for it.

    To be fair, the companies SAY that, but their actual policies vary. When you change your battlenet password, Blizzard sends you an email with a link. You have to click on that link to enter your new password.

  • teabagteabag london, AKPosts: 118Member

    There are a few players on 64 bits internet browser having major problem with submit a support ticket in customer support on an 6 years old issue that Blizzard did not fix a very very simple thing with Java noscripted thing

    The reason why is pretty simple, Blizzard don't want to pay for it...

  • Jalice888Jalice888 HamiltonPosts: 113Member

     

    I haven't even played an online Blizzard game yet someone sent me this today;

    Dear customer,

    Because you are involved in the trading of gold and equipment.
    legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client.
    Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III,
    and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on.
    We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks,
    cheats, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will
    You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account to this secure website with:

    Login to your account, In accordance following template to verify your account. http://us.blizzard.conu/support/article/securitywebform...haha    I hope u can't link this now just incase some silly fool tries it.

    * 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.
    Account security is incredibly important to us, and we hope that it's important to you,
    too. If you have any additional security recommendations to add to this list,
    please feel free to share them in the comments!  Account Administration Team
    Diablo III World of Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2012
    Luck you lot.

    I get a lot of false emails from lousy Yahoo where our phone & broadband are linked to them supposedly including the best philshing & spam filter yet i'm flooded with such trash.

     

    I recommend you all right click the senders details & check out that links 'Properties' and you'll see it's from an odd address so immediately 'Block' that user forever. I tried to go to Blizzard to warn them but sadly they are the same as I remember Jagex being from my days of playing Ruinedscape. Gaming is the most used internet thing these days and it's where most stealing occurs in the world. Hence now I won't ever play an online game again. Remember with the improvements of technology these days that even the best games fall behind or else like Jagex they keep changing it until everyone is sick of playing it - thats when Jagex even sent me emails philshing links on them which I guess was another way to recover from their lost of money paying customers. Just be very cautious with everything these days & remember online it's simply pixels you are apying for so like gambling always be prepared to loose your cash & work or don't even start it!

  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    Originally posted by Force_Fire

    I got one of these as well, but I sent a reply. image

     *Battle.account name: Die_In_a_FIRE
    * Password: F@CK_OFF!
     

    Thats just as dumb as following the email instructions they send.

  • Jalice888Jalice888 HamiltonPosts: 113Member

    I've replied to many of those Nigerian scum emails with the biggest writing I can do simply saying:

    sorry to good people but this was what I wrote to them "Fu.. Off A..hole" (you can fill in the dots) and immediately blocking their ISP so amazingly that series of bad emails stopped.

    Remember that for most average people on computers that Microsoft Security Essentials is an extremely effective free security program and if they get passed that it's best to go to 'System Restore' to reset your computer to before their rubbish affected your computer. Stay safe and get out into the sunlight so the Vitamin D can stop your fatal disease, remember the 4th biggest killer in the western world isn't reported as they don't want you to know it's 'Death by Correctly Administered Pharmacuticals'.

  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    O yes they are really boring with that. I got some 3-4 mails per day
  • Jalice888Jalice888 HamiltonPosts: 113Member

    If you ever wonder whether things will improve, you need to take a better look at how the worlds population is ruining everything.

    Look here to see why nature is going to always win in the end. Humans are far too dumb to save the planet themselves because they mate with anyone regardless of health & intelegence & it's the lack of nutrients causing crime and behaviour problems more and more: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

    So now you will know why Generation Z are expected to die before their parents!

  • killkoolkillkool Almere-HavenPosts: 81Member Uncommon

    If get every day such files it most frustrating. Also support of diablo III does not help, al they say change your pasword. And i have that heard four times already. More over i do not owe diablo III. The log in sequence is also very frustrating. They do not believe you and more after 3 log in you must log in with sort secret pasword or you will be sent to as looked like the banned corner I played demo once it looks the same as diablo II and more over it has the same dungeons. In diablo II you had no lvl cap. Also after diablo II there was after a while an expansion in diablo III that is also case.

    I am now  waiting on Starcraft II the second part.

    I have

    starcraft I and expansion

    starcraft II

    diablo I and II and the expansion.

    If they want too hold there old customers they have bring in more unique items like in titan quest

     

     

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