[WoW Scam alert]Acct verification and Emerald Dream Alpha invite...

Okay so I don't normally get these kind of emails. But today I got hit by 3 of them... Two mentioned that I should verify my acct is not being sold or traded...

The other one said that I am invited to Emerald Dream Alpha... I really hope no one falls for this, I almost clicked on the Emerald Dream Alpha invite one... Then I saw the URL...

Just want to give a heads up, since my coworkers also have reported getting hit with it today... Seems a flood of Phishing email has been sent out in preparation for WotLK...

Interesting, thanks for the heads-up.

FYI, here's the email:

World of Warcraft: Emerald Dream

You have been selected to participate in the alpha test of World of Warcraft: Emerald Dream. Welcome!

In the alpha test you\'ll get an opportunity to test the first zones of the new Emerald Dream continent, and the new levels above 80. We look forward to your feedback on the overall experience, including quests, monsters, zones, new classes, aesthetics, and more. We would also appreciate reports on any bugs you may encounter. These can be logged using the /bug command explained below.

Getting started:

In order to participate in the Alpha test, you must upgrade an existing retail account that has been upgraded with The Wrath of the Lich King, allowing you to connect to Emerald Dream test realms. The World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King client that you use must be patched up to version 3.0.2 or later to install the alpha test client.

Go to [color=red]http://beta.worldofwarcraft.com (actual link is some other address)[/color] and follow the detailed, step-by-step instructions to begin playing the Emerald Dream alpha.

Please be prepared to enter the current retail World of Warcraft account name, password, and more infomation to authenticate your eligibility to connect to Emerald Dream test realms. To participate in the alpha tests, you must have a valid retail World of Warcraft account active and in good standings as of November 13, 2008.

Please retain this email for your records. If you experience and issues setting up the alpha account or accessing the test realms, please email Technical Support at wowbetasupport @ blizzard.com


Alpha Team

World of Warcraft

That sounds damn authentic. That's a truly excellent phish.

I've always wondered how long it would be before the scammers figured out that literacy makes them sound authentic. Looks like they've finally figured it out.

Malor wrote:

That sounds damn authentic.

..except for the "account name and password" request, which every official thing from every company ever has clearly stated will never be needed in any official capacity. I'm amazed that folks still fall for that...