[email protected] Account Investigation email scam
If you have been a long time player of the online game, World Of Warcraft you will no doubt have received one of these emails from time to time. It purports to be from Blizzard who are the company behind World Of Warcraft and tells you that your account is being investigated for some reason, usually because you have been seen trying to sell it (WoW accounts do actually sell for real money!) and then it asks you to click a link to log in to your battle.net account and verify it. Of course once you click the link you will be taken to a page that looks very much like the the real battle.net account page. Once there you are asked to enter your details including account user name and password and cd key. Job done! Your account has now been stolen!!
NEVER click a link in an email like this. If in doubt always open your browser and log into your account as you would normally. Blizzard will never ask you to log into your account like this. They will never ask for your password or cd key.
A variation on this email is often used to con you into giving out your bank details.
In order to keep this from occurring, you should immediately verify that you are the original owner of the account.
Click on the link below to verify your Battle.net account e-mail address:
Account security is solely the responsibility of the account holder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives will typically lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.
The Battle.net Account Team