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DANGER! PHISHING SCAMS

PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:54 pm
by Rhaddaghast
Heads up guys... I just got 2 suspicious looking emails from "Blizzard" for opting into the cata beta. NEVER click the links. go into your battle.net account and verify the veracity of the claim. if you have an opt in, it should say something in there. Do what I did as well, go into the header, and find out if it really is from blizzard. in my case it was not. here is how you can do this in various email clients:
For Gmail:
* Open the email message and click the "down" arrow next to the "Reply" button. Select "Show Original."
For Yahoo:
* Open the email message and then click on the "Full Headers" option in the lower right-hand corner.
For AOL:
* Open the email message and click "Details" under the "To" field.
For Windows Live:
* Right-click the email message and select "View Source."
For Hotmail and MSN:
* Right-click the email message and select "View Message Source."

Once you've accessed an email's header information, you'll want to attempt to verify the sending address. To do this, look at the "Return-Path" or the "originating address" for the email. For most phishing emails, the email address displayed in this location will differ from the address displayed in the "From" field.

A legitimate header from Blizzard Entertainment should look something like this:



X-SID-PRA noreply@blizzard.com
or
Return-Path: < noreply@blizzard.com >
Received: from smtp01.worldofwarcraft.com ([XX.XXX.XXX.XXX]) by…
Received: from … by smtp01.worldofwarcraft.com …
for <Your Email Address>; Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:46:05 GMT
From: noreply@blizzard.com
To: Your Email Address