Be warned that there has been a rise in phishing email scams this past month, since the release of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. They appear to come from Blizzard; From: firstname.lastname@example.org – but, they are fake and lead you to a website that will attempt to steal your password or install malware on your computer. If you have questions, always ask wowaccountadmin@blizzard first, and never give anyone your password!
The email may look something like these two recent examples:
We have already noted that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account (s).
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:
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
Fare Thee Well,
Game Master Dunarthra
* In this case, the “Fare Thee Well” was a nice touch! The embedded hyperlinks actually led to a different site.
World of Warcraft - Account Management
An investigation of your World of Warcraft account has found strong evidence that the account in question is being sold or traded.
* note the website they try to direct you to… fortunately, my Gmail account detects all these as spam!