Some people might know this already but its worth mentioning to the computer newbies =).
Most of the fake blizzard e-mails are all US related; so look at the link near the bottom of the e-mail.
Very common e-mail message names are:
- World of Warcraft review User
- Important information---Exploitative Activity
- Last Chance to Check Out Rage of the Firelands FREE for 7 Days--Offer Expires October 19(this will change depending on the expansion/date)
- World of Warcraft® Mount: Winged Guardian
- [EN] Battle.net Account Email Verification - Action Required
For example, if you put your mouse over the link at the bottom of the page it will show you the actual link.
Many people miss this very important point.Therefore, they think it's an e-mail from Blizzard as the link says it's legit ; it actually takes you to some bogus site, also known as Phishing Sites
. Here's a good example of one that's bogus:
ttp://us.battle.net.zh-cuf.in/login.html?app=wa(deleted rest of link so people dont click it)
Notice the "zh-cuf.in" ; completely bogus. If it was REALLY from blizzard it would just stop at battle.net#
Here's another good scam. The e-mail has the picture
But the link for this leads to..... you guessed it, is fake!
Here is a picture showing you an example of what you need to look for:
Observe the actual link highlighted in white near the end of the page.
Don't fall for scams! And if you are scared of it, remember: Authenticators are the way to go!