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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2023 09:35:23 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: Re: Scam email?
From: rs3ironm...@gmail.com (bradshaw mcbrawshaw)
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 by: bradshaw mcbrawshaw - Wed, 22 Nov 2023 17:35 UTC

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:52:07 PM UTC-5, twk wrote:
> In article <aje8p6...@mid.individual.net>,
> Neil Cerutti <ne...@norwich.edu> wrote:
>
> > On 2012-12-19, Shammy <no...@nothing.com> wrote:
> > > It will be ongoing for further investigation by Blizzard
> > > employees.
> >
> > They were doing well until that sentence.
> >
> > > We recommend that you should verify your account ownership
> > > immediately.
> >
> > That's the other sentence that should tip you off. There's no
> > reason to verify your ownership until and unless you've been
> > locked out already.
> >
> > > Click on the link below to verify your Battle.net account
> > > e-mail address:
> > >
> > > https://www.battle.net/account/support/password-verify.html
> >
> > As other have said, hovering over that link with any decent email
> > client will show you that it isn't really a link to battle.net.
> >
> > > If you ignore this mail your account will be closed
> > > permanently. Once we verify your account, we will mail you that
> > > we have dropped the investigation.
> > >
> > > 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 last paragraph, which they must have copied from a Blizzard
> > post, contradicts the paragraph above it.
> Yeah, what's up with that? I've noticed the contradictory paragraphs
> too. Must be a chinese to english translation thing I'm guessing. I say
> chinese because I check them out now and then just for fun. They are 99%
> of the time, on a chinese server.
>
> All you have to do is right-click and copy the url.
> Then paste it into a text editor.
>
> Like this from a D3 email: (It won't work, I took out the good stuff)
> <http://www.ichingnet.com/Images/index.htm?http://us.battle.net/login/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.ichingnet.com/Images/index.htm?http://us.battle.net/login/en/
> ?ref=http%3A%2F%2Bla_Bla_Bla.battle.net%2Fd3%2Fen%2Findex&app=com-d3>
> You can see it's not going to Blizzard, it's going to some web site
> called "ichingnet".
>
> If you are curious...
> Copy just the beginning of that long url and try it:
> <http://www.ichingnet.com/>
> Many times you end up at a chinese "Host your web site here"
> advertisement or the top level of the phishing site. This one seems to
> be inop at the moment, or smart enough not to load with an incomplete
> url.
>
> There are better ways to do this, but this method works and all you need
> is a text editor. For you Windows users, use a TEXT EDITOR, not Word or
> Word Pad. If you don't know the difference, don't try this.
> > They look superficially real at best. This example appears more
> > professional than most of the fishing attempts, but it's still
> > easy to spot.
> >
> > If you ever get one you're sure is real, open a support ticket or
> > call Blizzard directly. Under no circumstances should you click
> > on any link in an unsolicited email. Go straight to the web site
> > yourself.
> It seems I'm trying to sell/trade my WoW, D3, and RuneScape accounts.
> I don't have a RuneScape account.
>
> --
> For all you know this message was...
> Sent via an exclusive network, on a snobby portable computing device.
i think youre wrong


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