I keep receiving emails from “firstname.lastname@example.org” (it’s actually sent from another email but somehow they manage to make this one show as the sender when you first look at it in the inbox).
This is – of course – a scam trying to steal my login details for Diablo III but I am impressed with how authentic they make it look. If it wasn’t for the fail English.
At first when you see an email like this you are worried (did I do something wrong?) and at this stage I guess some people panic and actually does what the email says it wants you to. Which is what the sender is hoping for of course. Then as you figure it out the worry is replaced with anger. Someone is trying to cheat me and I want to punch them in the face. Then finally you feel good with yourself for spotting the scam and make a blogpost about it. If I’m really lucky someone will run across this and know that the email they received is a fake. Make sure to send a nice “fuck you” email back. It helps your mood.
We have already noted that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft Diablo III account.
It will be ongoing for further investigation by Blizzard Entertainment’s employees.
If you wish to not get your account suspended you should immediately verify your account ownership. You must complete the steps below to secure the account and your computer.
STEP 1: ACCOUNT INVESTIGATION
We now provide a secure website for you to verify that you have taken the appropriate steps to secure the account, your computer, and your email address. Please go to this site and follow the instructions:
[evil bogus link to website thinly disguised as an official Blizzard site]
STEP 2: VERIFY YOUR SUBMISSION WAS RECEIVED
We will contact you with further instructions once we have received and processed your submission. If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours of submitting this form, please resend it from the address listed above.
Please be aware that if unauthorized access to this account, it may lead to further action against the account.
Fare Thee Well,
Game Master Dunarthra