WoW Cautions Its Players of Phishing E-Mail
Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft", the popular Internet gaming website, is cautioning 'gamers' of a phishing e-mail, which is presently circulating online, while attempting at defrauding them. The scam electronic mail poses as a communication from the Support Team of WoW.
The e-mail says that account hacking is becoming a growing problem that's resulting in the theft of virtual currencies and equipments of numerous players. Consequently, mass players' benefits are being severely eroded as well as the company is losing plenty of customers.
Furthermore, as per the e-mail, the company needs to embrace certain measures for protecting its basic advantages so that the accounts of mass players are made even more secured and thefts of their accounts firmly resisted.
The e-mail then mentions of a system that strengthens an updated program, and of a card that protects dynamic codes capable of stopping invasion of the accounts, which relies on knowing the victim's login credentials.
Subsequently, the e-mail warns that in case the recipient fails to answer in three days following receipt of the e-mail, WoW will exercise its so-called right to suspend that recipient's account.
The e-mail also tries to appear legitimate. So it tells its reader that both the company and the player should co-operate in foiling the activities of destroying games. Thereafter, it provides a hyperlink which should therefore be clicked.
WoW points out that there're several means to stop anyone from becoming a victim of a phishing fraud purporting to be from WoW.
The most effective of them is to just overlook an e-mail, which apparently arrives from Blizzard. Still, if a user accidentally clicks on the message, he mustn't fret for, a scamming operation against him will be possible only on his clicking the given hyperlink.
Besides, gamers should remember that they must click on only the www.battle.net and www.worldofwarcraft.com links, which are authentic Blizzard links. Any other link within a WoW e-mail is purely for phishing. And to determine whether the given web-link is real, gamers need to take their mouse on over it. This will reveal the complete name of the link in their Web browser's bottom.
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