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Diablo 3 Forum » General Discussion » Phishing Emails Supposedly From Blizzard - Caution!

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  randmp

Novice Member

Joined: 8/15/07
Posts: 54

 
OP  10/26/11 2:31:35 AM#1

 

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

from diablo3 noreply@blizzard.com
reply-to diablo3@d3-blizzard.com
to  
date Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM
subject Diablo 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}

  Drekker17

Novice Member

Joined: 3/01/11
Posts: 293

10/26/11 2:35:48 AM#2

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
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  Czelaw

Advanced Member

Joined: 8/17/09
Posts: 167

10/26/11 2:35:56 AM#3

Quick change your password......

  randmp

Novice Member

Joined: 8/15/07
Posts: 54

 
OP  10/26/11 2:38:06 AM#4

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

  Loke666

Elite Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 16835

10/26/11 2:44:17 AM#5

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.

  Arawnite

Novice Member

Joined: 11/09/04
Posts: 162

10/26/11 2:49:20 AM#6

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

  rfernan9

Apprentice Member

Joined: 2/13/11
Posts: 26

10/26/11 2:55:03 AM#7

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

  User Deleted
10/26/11 2:07:05 PM#8

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.

  Meltdown

Novice Member

Joined: 8/09/03
Posts: 1191

10/26/11 2:09:18 PM#9

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

  Robsolf

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/21/06
Posts: 4047

Let go of my ears, I know what I'm doing!

10/26/11 2:16:10 PM#10
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.

  Ceridith

Novice Member

Joined: 11/24/09
Posts: 3001

The more you hype an upcoming game in your mind, the more it will fail to meet your expectations.

10/26/11 2:29:02 PM#11
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.

  rfernan9

Apprentice Member

Joined: 2/13/11
Posts: 26

10/27/11 5:00:14 AM#12

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

  Seggallion

Guide

Joined: 1/16/05
Posts: 714

Hell was build for heroes.

10/27/11 5:04:27 AM#13

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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  munecaroon

Novice Member

Joined: 8/11/07
Posts: 89

10/27/11 5:19:49 AM#14
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.

  Jakard

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/19/06
Posts: 417

10/27/11 5:26:48 AM#15

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

  Amana

MMORPG.COM Staff

Joined: 1/03/11
Posts: 2417

10/27/11 4:30:58 PM#16

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_Fire

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/18/08
Posts: 148

5/04/12 1:29:23 PM#17

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

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

  Bushi13

Novice Member

Joined: 4/17/12
Posts: 124

5/07/12 7:19:17 AM#18
Originally posted by randmp

 

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

from diablo3 noreply@blizzard.com
reply-to diablo3@d3-blizzard.com
to  
date Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM
subject Diablo 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 ...

  Darkmoth

Novice Member

Joined: 5/14/12
Posts: 175

6/02/12 12:36:54 PM#19
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.

  User Deleted
6/08/12 9:09:50 AM#20

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...

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