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Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Shoju » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:03 pm

Hello [myemailaddressthatIremoved]

Congratulations! Your world of Warcraft account
([myemailaddressthatIremoved])to receive compensation.This is Blizzard
Entertainment's apology, We acknowledge a mistake, for you to lose the
World of Warcraft account in order to recover our losses, We will give
you 50000 gold coins free of charge and rare mounts (Dark Phoenix), I
hope you can restart the game

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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:09 pm

The grammar is the part that really gets me on these. If they actually phrased it better and used proper grammar, punctuation and spelling, they'd nail a LOT more people.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Amirya » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:25 pm

Shoju wrote: We will give you 50000 gold coins free of charge and rare mounts (Dark Phoenix)

Sad to say, but if they said, "Sorry we f'ed up, we'll give you 1 day of additional game time as compensation, I'd believe that a LOT more than a bucketful of gold and an achievement mount.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby bldavis » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:35 pm

Amirya wrote:
Shoju wrote: We will give you 50000 gold coins free of charge and rare mounts (Dark Phoenix)

Sad to say, but if they said, "Sorry we f'ed up, we'll give you 1 day of additional game time as compensation, I'd believe that a LOT more than a bucketful of gold and an achievement mount.


if i saw we f*ed up, heres a free month, pls come back...
MAYBE id believe it

but gold and a mount? esp the reward from Cata Raiding Guild
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Invisusira » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:37 pm

I just love how they always say "gold coins" and not just "gold." Teehee!
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Njall » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:38 pm

Invisusira wrote:I just love how they always say "gold coins" and not just "gold." Teehee!


I've noticed that a few games and sites use coins rather than pieces - which sort of draws a definitive line between native English speakers and translations (Ceasary, I am lookin' at you!)
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby masterpoobaa » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:20 pm

I got one yesterday.

It said my account had been suspended for 24hrs due to gold trading, and i was to login to fix it.
Odd that, as my account is authenticator protected and has been inactive/expired for a month now.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby PsiVen » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:35 pm

I receive at least eight of these mails per week. They are all filtered directly to spam, so much so that one occasionally slips through and freaks me out for half a second.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Skye1013 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:47 am

masterpoobaa wrote:I got one yesterday.

It said my account had been suspended for 24hrs due to gold trading, and i was to login to fix it.
Odd that, as my account is authenticator protected and has been inactive/expired for a month now.

So... if you're account is inactive, why waste the money buying gold? :wink:

I've had similar emails from when I played Aion, shortly after I disabled my account.

PsiVen wrote:I receive at least eight of these mails per week. They are all filtered directly to spam, so much so that one occasionally slips through and freaks me out for half a second.


If you want to be able to filter "legit" emails from spam... change the email address for your account. I now know anything I get from my old email address is spam, and everything to the new email address gets a quick lookover just to make sure (note: I haven't received any spam on the new email to date.)
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Xylaria » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:28 am

I receive a lot of spam regarding WoW as well... so much that when I transferred a character 2 weeks ago, it was also regarded as spam...
and I had completely forgotten about the spam folder, so I was just waiting and waiting, didn't see anything on the transfer update page and was wondering if i should mail to the service desk to see if something went wrong...
when I switched characters ingame, my character was already there, it only took like 10 minutes for the transfer to take place...
then 2 days later I found the email in my spam folder :)
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Aergis » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:16 pm

I get like 4 of these a day. All different types, but most commonly the "you just changed your password, please confirm". I seriously want to email filter the word "Blizzard", but then what if I get into some beta?!
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby majiben » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:22 pm

I've always been somewhat amazed about the sheer number of emails people get with this sort of thing. I've only ever gotten 1 since I started playing at the start of TBC and it was a couple months ago. It was an exquisitely well done phishing mail about confirming a change of email with everything identical to the blizzard one except the site link and email address and the ones used were reasonable facsimile.

Needless to say I stopped using my general purpose email that day for a fresh one.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Worldie » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:54 am

PsiVen wrote:I receive at least eight of these mails per DAY.

Fixed, that's the punishment for using the same mail for everything *sigh*
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Xfighter » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:45 am

Worldie wrote:
PsiVen wrote:I receive at least eight of these mails per DAY.

Fixed, that's the punishment for using the same mail for everything *sigh*

I concur. A week or two ago, for nearly a month it was roughly 5-8/day. Finally got tired of getting them on my phone ^so went and reported them as phishing scams, and they then stopped for a week or so. They have slowly started back up again, starting at 1/day, and now I'm back to 2-3/day.

The best ones were the cata beta Inv ones when cata had already been out for 2-3 weeks, and the beta closed for 3-5 (can't remember when they closed). Also funny in that I had already gotten into the beta months before lol.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:10 am

Xfighter wrote:
Worldie wrote:
PsiVen wrote:I receive at least eight of these mails per DAY.

Fixed, that's the punishment for using the same mail for everything *sigh*

I concur. A week or two ago, for nearly a month it was roughly 5-8/day. Finally got tired of getting them on my phone ^so went and reported them as phishing scams, and they then stopped for a week or so. They have slowly started back up again, starting at 1/day, and now I'm back to 2-3/day.

The best ones were the cata beta Inv ones when cata had already been out for 2-3 weeks, and the beta closed for 3-5 (can't remember when they closed). Also funny in that I had already gotten into the beta months before lol.


I had a ton of beta invite ones during the beta, and apparently at least one was legit, because I downloaded the beta via bnet and was able to log in. I figured going about it that way, the only thing lost is a little time to dl the beta.
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