Posted Mon, Jan 20, 2014 by Martuk
If you’ve been around the online gaming scene for a while you probably already know better than to fall for these sort of tricks, especially given their extensive targeting of World of Warcraft (WoW) players. For those of you a bit newer to this sort of scheming, be sure not to go wildly clicking on seemingly legit looking emails claiming to be from Blizzard.
A few of the Ten Ton Hammer staff have received some new scam emails today designed to trick players into giving up account details by claiming to be Blizzard and offering an Enchanted Fey Dragon mount, complete with bogus code. The email lists a Battle.net address that simply mousing over will reveal is, in fact, a non-Blizzard website. This should go without saying by now, but don’t go clicking on the link as it’s often times either a bogus phishing site designed to trick you into giving up account information, or even dumping a virus or keylogger program onto your PC. Emails similar to the one we received have also been reported on the WoW forums, where Blizzard’s CS team was quick to warn players not to be duped by the phishing with false freebies.
This isn’t a new tactic by any means. These sorts of tricks have been used in countless variations over the years, so just consider this your local PSA on yet another one.