The latest Blizzard spam returns with some IP warnings involved:
Here is the full text (links removed):
Dear customer,This is an automated notification sent from our account security system. You logined your account successfully at 4:27 on July 11th form the 125.87.108.* range, but our system shows the 125.10.151.* IP range exists a large number of hackers. As too many customer complaints, the 125.98.104.* IP range has been blacklisted.We are concerned about whether your account has been stolen. In order to guarantee the legitimacy of your account, visit click:
hxxps://www.battle.net/account/support/password-verify.htmlwebsite fill out some information to facilitate our investigation.Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives will typically lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.Sincerely,
Blizzard account system
- Any displaying of an IP address is immediate red flag. Blizzard would never post an IP address to an email.
- Displaying of any password in an email, unless it is a confirmation email sent from Blizzard IMMEDIATELY after you register.
- Displaying of birthdates, server locations, etc. would not be a commonality in Blizzard emails.
If you receive an email that seems to reveal information that should not be revealed, delete it! It is probably spam. After all, if Blizzard really wants to get through to you, they would ask you to contact customer service…not verify your password online.
The sender of the email had an IP address of 22.214.171.124 – which can be blacklisted.
Seeing that it isn’t on most blacklists (thanks to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com:
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Lately, smartphone users mainly, have received SMS text messages regarding Best Buy Gift Card for free. The main lead to the Best Buy site was actually a fake Best Buy site. The prefix of the URL was http://www.bestbuy.com however, the suffix of the URL was fake. So, a URL like http://www.bestbuy.com.fake.url.biz (fake.url placed in for example only) could be the full address in some cases.
Do not click this link in your text message (or even email).
The text messages commonly received appear like the following:
Your entry in our drawing WON you a FREE $1,000 Best Buy Giftcard! Enter “123” at http://www.bestbuy.com.fake.url.biz to claim it and we can ship it to you immediately!
If you receive a text message or email such as this: IGNORE IT! You will save yourself TIME, MONEY, and even IDENTITY!