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Topic # 101335 29-Apr-2012 12:05 Send private message

got an email today inviting me to join the WOW mists beta clicked on play and firefox told me it was a forgery, i carried on and it opened up a battlenet site , very official looking but the web address is a strange one, i presume they are looking for info but it looks so real is there anyway for sure to tell if it is a fake and did anyone else get one

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  Reply # 616909 29-Apr-2012 12:18 Send private message

.tk domains are free, so Id very wary.... any of the links on the site redirect to the official battlenet site ?

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  Reply # 616939 29-Apr-2012 13:13 Send private message

It's a typical phishing email. Basically, if you ever get an invitation to a beta from Blizzard, always manually go to and log in there - betas will show up in your account.

Also, if you don't have the authenticator on your account, do it. You can get it either as a physical keychain device or an app for iPhone/Android. With it, to log into your account you will need to enter a 6-digit number you get from the authenticator, so even if you do give your details to a dodgy site they can only log in for as long as 30 seconds before the authenticator code is invalid and can't be used. (They also give you a core hound pet in WoW, if that's your thing).



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  Reply # 616942 29-Apr-2012 13:15 Send private message

Who was the email from? Looks dodgy as anything

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  Reply # 616952 29-Apr-2012 13:31 Send private message

the email was from and the only difference from the real one is where it takes you when you click on play free now

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  Reply # 616957 29-Apr-2012 13:34 Send private message

and this is where it takes you when you click on it  .   what alerted me was the spelling of warcraft as warcdaft

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  Reply # 616965 29-Apr-2012 13:52 Send private message

What should have alerted you was the .tk domain...

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  Reply # 617073 29-Apr-2012 20:07 Send private message

It's no different than the bank or trademe phishing emails that do the rounds, welcome to the internet.

Blizzard have been a phising target for ages.

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  Reply # 617082 29-Apr-2012 20:24 Send private message

Yeah I stupidly fell for this quite a while ago when I am usually very good at picking out Phishing sites due to the domains they use I guess I was too tired at the time and not concentrating, one of my linked WoW accounts which had my main toon on it was banned and I kept getting emails from Blizzard saying about how it was being used to sell on a WoW accounts seller site and thats against their ToS. I quit WoW a year and a half ago anyway so it didn't really bother me but yeah won't be making that mistake again with my account.

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  Reply # 617087 29-Apr-2012 20:27 Send private message

The Web of Trust addon helps with this stuff, I always install it on less tech savy friends/family machines.

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