I get a lot, and I mean a lot of scam attempts on my noisyrogue email address with the intention of hacking my WoW account. But on my actual WoW email address I get none at all. Which is why I was somewhat surprised to get a message from “Blizzard” the other day on my Battlenet email address. It was plausable enough to warrent me having a good look at it for a few minutes until I could spot that it was a scam. Here it is in full:
This is an automated notification sent from our account security system. You logined your account successfully at 2:41 on Jun. 30th form the 207.29.143.* IP range. According to the report of many players, we found that the account published spam information in the game which harassed other users seriously. This action has violated the EULA.
As too many customers’ complaints, the IP range above has been blacklisted. We are concerned about whether your account has been stolen. In order to guarantee the legitimacy of your account, we need you check your account status as soon as possible.
To do so, simply click here:
Blizzard staff will verify your account information submitted in two days, please do not modify your account information and password during this time . It will not affect your game uptime.
For more information, click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions or to contact the Blizzard Billing & Account Services team.