You Dirty Rotten Cheat

Bloggers beware, you’re being targeted.

This morning I received this e-mail in my inbox:

Greetings,

It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell/trade your personal World of Warcraft account. As you may or may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement of Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft. If upon further investigation you are indeed attempting to obtain monetary profit against the terms of the user agreement, your account can and will be disabled. Blizzard has the right to consider legal action if necessary, based on the severity of the action.

If you hope to avoid account suspension you should verify your personal possession of the account in question. We at Blizzard Entertainment take infractions of the user agreement quite seriously, and we must confirm the original ownership of the account. This is easily done by supplying your personal information about your account. You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account by replying to this email:

Please use the following template below to verfiy your account and information via email.

* First and surname
* Address
* Zip code
* Country

* Phone number daytime
* Account e-mail
* CD-key, alternatively a photograph of your CD-key that is located on your manual for World of Warcraft.
* Account name
* Account password
* Secret Question and Answer

If you ignore this mail your account can and will be closed permanently due to suspicions of alternative ownership. We ask that during the time of the investigation you give approximately twenty-four hours of inactivity after sending a response email. This should provide enough time for Blizzard to confirm your identity and that the terms of agreement are being followed as is necessary.

Regards,

Ghalnen
Account Administration Team
Blizzard Entertainment Europe

This particular e-mail is scary because it came from an e-mail address ending in blizzard.com, and threatens legal action.
Note, however, the request for all of my pertinent account information. They’re asking for everything they would ever need if they wanted to attempt to be me, barring my Social Security number.
On the heels of my fun little Argent Tournament PSA comes an actual PSA. Funny how that works. Don’t forget, if you ever get an e-mail that looks like it’s coming from Blizzard, and it asks for your account name and password, it’s not from Blizzard. See THIS PAGE for advice from blizz on the subject. You can bet your biscuits that I reported them.
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    • Eglador
    • April 25th, 2009

    It is also signed by Blizzard Entertainment EUROPE, and I think that you US guys still get that administrative stuff from your own department in the US and not from France.

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