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#1 Apr 30 2013 at 9:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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I received the following email today:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.6357" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
<BODY><BR>Greetings! <BR><BR>Recently, the problem of account invasion is
getting worse and worse which cause enormous player's equipments and virtual
currency stolen. This severely damages the benefits of mass players, also causes
our company lose a lot of customers. <BR><BR>Our company has to adopt some
measures to safeguard our common benefits in order to strengthen the safety of
mass player's accounts, and firmly resist the account to be stolen again.
Through our company's research and investigation to xxx customers, we will make
the following decisions: we launch a package of updated Mobile
Authenticator and dynamic code protection card which can effectively prevent the
accounts invaded. We will send this package of code protection system to players
free of charge. <BR><BR>Please open this connection: <BR><A
<BR><BR>If your account passes the check successfully, we will send this package
of dynamic Mobile Authenticator to you in the form of e-mail.
<BR><BR>In 3 days after you receiving the e-mail, if you don't submit your
information, we have right to freeze your account, every player is obligated to
protect the safety of the account. You must work together with us to be
determined to crack down all the behaviors of destroying games. <BR><BR>If you
had already authenticator your account, please disregard this automatic
notification. <BR><BR>Regards, <BR><BR>The World of Warcraft Support Teams
<BR>Blizzard Entertainment </BODY></HTML>

Amazing huh? Almost sounds exactly like a real email sent by Blizzard! I can't see why anyone wouldn't fall for this beautifully constructed email! Smiley: lol
#2 Apr 30 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
1,877 posts
Wow... that is a real gem right there. Yet I suspect that there are still people that fall for it.
#3 Apr 30 2013 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
3,158 posts
If this activity causes "enormous player's equipments" then I don't think they should be stopping it.

And yes I'm sure someone will click the link.

I've had to report three people in the last couple of weeks for impersonating GMs. I could see younger players being taken in by a whisper from a character telling them they have to go to a site and authenticate or they will be banned.

It was different in the old days.....................................................
Wherever I go - there I am.
#4 Apr 30 2013 at 10:29 AM Rating: Excellent
1,877 posts
I went to see if I had any recent scams in my mail. Checked my junk box and found this. While not as blatantly pathetic as yours FFATMA, I found it rather amusing.

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 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.

* Account name
* Account password
* 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.

Blizzard Entertainment SAS
TSA 60 001
Service Administration des Comptes
78143 Velizy Villacoublay Cedex

Account Administration Team
Diablo III World of Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2013

So apparently Blizzard is from France? Smiley: confused
#5 Apr 30 2013 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
50,394 posts
I've been selling Diablo III accounts for the past three or so months. That's some talent on my part, since I've never even touched the game.
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
#6 Apr 30 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
Ghost in the Machine
36,441 posts
I don't mind being hacked. You click a "retrieve my account" button in the email and enjoy whatever remains of the 30 days the hacker bought.
Please "talk up" if your comprehension white-shifts. I will use simple-happy language-words to help you understand.
#7 Apr 30 2013 at 1:01 PM Rating: Excellent
4,074 posts
I got one two days ago inviting me to participate in the Mists of Pandaria beta...
#8 Apr 30 2013 at 2:26 PM Rating: Excellent
1,136 posts
teacake wrote:
I got one two days ago inviting me to participate in the Mists of Pandaria beta...

I've seen all sorts of NDA breaches on that beta in that last few months! People blatantly talking about it on the forums, posting youtube videos, sickening, just sickening!
#9 May 02 2013 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
1,080 posts
I have an old old AOL account that I check into about once a year. I usually have no less than 12-15 emails from a "Blizzard" warning me my account is forfeit if I don't give them all my info. I never used AOL as my account email.
Do they really hit enough stupid people sending out spam emails like this? Do people truly still use AOL? ****, my 85 yr old grandmother just bounced to iCloud with her new iPad.
A reader lives a thousand lives, the man who never reads lives only one. - George R.R. Martin
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