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world of warcraft - account issue‏ - Real or Fake Email?

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is this email real or is it a scam?

Greetings,

It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account(s). As you 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.

You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account to this secure website with:
http://us.battle.net/login/en/login.html?app=wam&ref=https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/support.xml

Login to your account, In accordance following template to verify your account.

* 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.

Once we verify your account, we will reply to your e-mail informing you that we have dropped the investigation.

Regards,

Account Administration Team
Blizzard Entertainment
http://www.blizzard.com/support/
World of Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2010

Please retain all history if you reply to this mail
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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Never answer these emails where Blizzard asks for your account name and password. They don't need to know your password - they already have it.

 

I get about 20 emails a day from scammers like this and my WoW account has been deactivated for months.
answered 8 years ago by banespoth Adept (888 points)   2 4 16
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probably fake cuz they the official one won't tell you to verify your details cuz they know it already
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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Definitely a scam.  Blizzard won't ask you to provide your account details in such a manner.
answered 8 years ago by TxdoHawk Mercenary (1,466 points)   1 1 17
+3 votes

Total fake. You can tell by a few key things

  1. Blizzard doesn't have appalling grammar
  2. Blizzard has no need for your Account name and pass, they already have it
  3. the URL is 'http' not 'https' (The 's' means secure)
answered 8 years ago by Comael321 Journeyman (642 points)   3
+3 votes
All those emails are fake.

Never click on a link on any of those mails.

If you have any doubt, open your browser, go to www.battle.net and login to you account to check everything is in order.

I'd even recommend to change your email address and password just in case.
answered 8 years ago by epexy Adept (753 points)   7
+1 vote
Totally fake. One helpful thing is to check the sender against the email support address provided by the official game site.

Only follow the instructions if they're a 100% match.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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This email and any similar emails you might receive are obvious fakes sent out by scammers trying to steal your WoW account. You can easily tell if this email is fake if they ask for your account name or password. Blizzard has every user's account info safely stored in their database, so they wouldn't ever need to obtain it again. I believe Blizzard also uses an HTTPS at the beginning of any of their secure URL's instead of the regular HTTP. HTTPS is more secure, and this email does not contain an HTTPS URL so I am even more strongly led to believe this email is fake. Don't trust it and don't open any other emails from this same fake sender.
answered 8 years ago by DrPixel Hero (3,373 points)   4 5 44

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