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07-07-11, 07:53 AM   #1
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"Free 7 Days" Scam Warning

I just recieved an e-mail from "Blizzard" that managed to get into my inbox rather than spam with the title "Return to World of Warcraft with 7 Days of Game Time".
It looks relatively convincing, but upon further investigation I found it to be fraud by looking at the full e-mail header:
From Blizzard Entertainment Thu Jul 7 04:29:56 2011
X-Apparently-To: [MY-EMAIL] via 98.137.26.146; Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:29:54 -0700
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received-SPF: fail (domain of blizzard.com does not designate 112.175.245.48 as permitted sender)
X-YMailISG: blGXtlwWLDtnFoaO30.9FJwlk5vZv6gejZwg6LdO7Cz9biPc
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1QmtKXlbP0prCjx.7e9bev2cWztVbDiDL8u4Lreq7fEYDh1ToZAylUv8Ag--
X-Originating-IP: [112.175.245.48]
Authentication-Results: mta126.mail.ac4.yahoo.com from=blizzard.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=blizzard.com; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO blizzard.com) (112.175.245.48)
by mta126.mail.ac4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:29:53 -0700
From: "Blizzard Entertainment" <[email protected]>
Subject: Return to World of Warcraft with 7 Days of Game Time
To: [MY-EMAIL]
Content-Type: text/html;charset="GB2312"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 19:29:56 +0800
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: Foxmail 4.1 [cn]
Content-Length: 28707
There are also a few clues in the e-mail itself such as the "Der" instead of "Dear." Also, it claims 4.2 to be "Rise of the Zalandari"

If you actually click the link it takes you to a site with a domain of ".tk" which is completely fake.

I hope nobody falls for this!

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07-07-11, 10:00 AM   #2
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Send a mail to blizzard with that info they sue them or something
Well at least they send you a thanks for reporting mail back xD
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07-07-11, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Waky, for posting the heads-up. The more people looking out for the good of the community the better.

As Arxae suggested, you should also send a note to [email protected] with the fake email attached, so they can take the appropriate steps.
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07-07-11, 01:22 PM   #4
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This one is obviously a scam, but there is a legit free 7 day thing too. I quit wow and uninstalled it. A week ago I installed it, and on battle.net , it prompted me to apply me free 7 days

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07-07-11, 01:40 PM   #5
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A note to all players, at the very least, always check all links you receive, whether by e-mail, IM, etc. In most programs, you can do this by mouseovering (hovering your mouse over) the link. The program would either pop up a tooltip describing the link or show where it goes in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Do make sure this is the location you're expecting to go to and READ IT CAREFULLY. Many phishers prey on links that look as close to authentic as possible.
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07-08-11, 01:34 AM   #6
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I am in the habit of regarding any WoW related email with a large dose of suspicion. I have gotten several of those emails and always hit the "Delete" button.
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07-09-11, 06:02 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Poreo View Post
This one is obviously a scam, but there is a legit free 7 day thing too. I quit wow and uninstalled it. A week ago I installed it, and on battle.net , it prompted me to apply me free 7 days
I actually just used a real 7 day trial from Blizzard and got this e-mail soon after.


Originally Posted by Zyonin View Post
I am in the habit of regarding any WoW related email with a large dose of suspicion. I have gotten several of those emails and always hit the "Delete" button.
I love it when I get WoW Account Lock warnings on my other e-mail since my WoW account is on a different e-mail.

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07-09-11, 08:19 PM   #8
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The email address I use for my wow account has never been used for anything other than my wow account (no forums, personal emails, nothing. Blizz is the only company that has it). I get no wow spam at that address... but it's funny how I get the wow spam at every single other address I use lol. I don't even bother to open them. I just delete them and forget about em.
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07-12-11, 01:29 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Waky View Post
I love it when I get WoW Account Lock warnings on my other e-mail since my WoW account is on a different e-mail.
What's really funny is I never see these emails on the account that is tied to my Battle.Net/WoW account. I do see them on the old account address that was tied to my WoW account however I changed that some ago. Still the spam keeps rolling in.
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