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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Non » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:58 am

I got this one yesterday. CATACLYSM BATA! hell yeah

Dear players
blizzard entertainment notifies you that your wow account has been chosen to participate in cataclysm bata for more
information vist:https://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Skye1013 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:30 am

Non wrote:I got this one yesterday. CATACLYSM BATA! hell yeah

Dear players
blizzard entertainment notifies you that your wow account has been chosen to participate in cataclysm bata for more
information vist:https://www.XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Solmaun
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That looks totally legit, you should check it out and let us know how the bata is!
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Gorlando » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:41 pm

I have received quite a few emails about accounts of my gold trading. It seems strange, however, that Blizzard would email me to my address I use with WoW websites instead of the address linked to my account. :wink:
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Njall » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:11 am

Yes, they're real. And they can cut glass.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 am

Njall wrote:
Yes, they're real. And they can cut glass.

Yipes, that's got to hurt.

Here's what I do to keep a reasonable way off the spam, in order of importance.
  • Default: Scam. No e-mail is ever opened with the slightest intent of doing anything other than reading, and probably with cold sneer.
  • Aliases: Some mail providers offer free aliases. Gmail for example links all dots as if they didn't exist(e.mail@gmail is the same receiver for email@gmail), while also letting you know in the mail body that the difference exists. Use an aliased e-mail as your wow account and filter it. Anything not going through that filter is an easy mark for spam.
  • Don't use the same damn mail for everything: mailinator is your friend.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Arnock » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:36 pm

I've been(primarily) using the same email account for a few years now, and I never really started to get wow-related spam until the cata beta started. My account has been inactive for a few months now, and they've mostly ended, but I still get one every now and then.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Njall » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:34 am

Sometimes you can tell if they're not real. The best way is to make a tactile inspection.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby bldavis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:53 am

Njall wrote:Sometimes you can tell if they're not real. The best way is to make a tactile inspection.

im not so sure a "hands on" approach will help determine the validity of an email..
youll be able to tell if some other things :shock: are real but .....ya :shock: :twisted:
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Brekkie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:09 pm

Njall wrote:Sometimes you can tell if they're not real. The best way is to make a tactile inspection.

My position on this matter is really quite firm.
When problems such as these are encountered it can really be a double hand-full.
It's a good thing there are plenty of options out there to provide support.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Njall » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:48 pm

Brekkie wrote:My position on this matter is really quite firm.
When problems such as these are encountered it can really be a double hand-full.
It's a good thing there are plenty of options out there to provide support.


Thanks for keeping us abreast of the situation.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Marcelle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:41 am

My e-mail inbox has 404 new messages since I checked it last, and 182 in the spam folder. Of those 586 emails, scrolling through my inbox pages I estimate that 570 or more of them are junk.

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother with e-mail anymore. I only ever use my e-mail if I'm expecting one, and I don't check it just "to see if anyone sent me one" except for once in a blue moon.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby razul » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:51 am

I get them every once in a while, usually pointing to a fake eu battle.net address. If I was actually in the eu it may take me an extra 50-100ms to find the extra 1 or something in the address....
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Vrimmel » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:52 pm

I have a dedicated email only for Wow which helps.
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Re: Maybe this one is REAL!

Postby Njall » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:33 pm

A friend of mine, Piet van Hiel managed to convince a Nigerian scammer that he was a professor at the Miskatonic university named Randolph Carter. The emails are hilarious. I'll try and find the link.
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