Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WoW Account Phishing

I received an e-mail yesterday, allegedly from Blizzard Entertainment. It said that I was receiving a 3 hour ban on my account, this was my final notice. Not having done anything to warrant a suspension and not having EVER received a warning I was a bit suspicious. There were links in the e-mail and I was told to click on a link and verify my account information. Blizzard has all my account information, they don't need me to verify it. This is one of the many Phishing Scams going on to try and get your account information.

What these people are after is your gold. They will log into your account, steal all your gold and sell all your items for gold. These are the gold sellers. This is why it is very important to NEVER BUY GOLD. This is where the gold you are buying comes from, someone's hacked account. They will also message other players, from your account, with "Special Deals" or tell them they are "Lucky Winner" in an effort to get them to log into a website using their credentials so they can hack their account.

Make the game better for everyone, don't buy gold and never go to one of the sites that you receive in a message, in game e-mail, or any e-mail that is not from Blizzard Entertainment, you will end up with a key logger and a stolen account. E-mails from Blizzard will always end in or, accept no substitutes.

Blizzard will NEVER put "hot" links into their e-mails with instructions to click on it to verify your account information. Blizzard will NEVER ask you for your account information in an e-mail, in game e-mail or in game message, they already have your account information. And finally Blizzard will NEVER ask you for your password, EVER.

Here is the e-mail I received, you will notice a couple typo's, formatting issues and mis-wording. I am sure all Blizzards e-mails are proofed before they are sent out. I have removed the links for your safety. I highlighted the formatting, grammar and spelling issues in Yellow and the part where they are asking for my password in Red.


World of Warcraft -> Legal -> End User License Agreement
and Section 8 of the Terms of Use:
Blizzard Entertainment -> Legal -> Terms of Use

A 3-hour probationary suspension is pending on this account, awaiting confirmation from a specialist. A final warning has been issued. The investigation will be continued by the Account Administration team to determine the any further suspensions. If the account in question is found in violation of the EULA and Terms of Use, further action will be taken. Be aware that any additional inappropriate actions may result in the permanent closure of the account.

Thank you for respecting our position on this matter.
** We request that you verify your legitimate ownership of the account here:

***Link Removed***

Blizzard staff will verify your account information submitted in two days, please do not modify your account information during this time . It will not affect your game uptime.If you are unable to successfully verify your password . using the automated system, please contact Billing & Account Services at 1-800-59-BLIZZARD (1-800-592-5499) Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Pacific Time or at ***Link Removed***.Account security is solely the responsibility of the account holder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives typically must lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.


The World of Warcraft Support Team Blizzard Entertainment

Daily Fishing - Blood is Thicker 4/13/10

Today when I went to see Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran, for the daily fishing quest, she had Blood Is Thicker for us. I did this one on Gomorra and Brieanna today.

This had me taking the flight path from Dalaran to Unu'pe in the Borean Tundra. Once I landed I flew straight inland until I spotted a Marsh Caribou. You need to kill one of the animals that gets you covered in blood. Once I was covered in blood I flew back to the shore and jumped in. What that does is wash the blood off you and also creates a blood pool which you need to fish from. Bloodtooth Frenzy love blood and all come to the blood pool so catching the 5 you need is pretty easy. That and the fact you catch them 2 or 3 at a time makes it pretty quick to get your limit.

When I had the 5 Bloodtooth Frenzy I needed I hearthed back to Dalaran and went to see Marcia. I traded her the 5 Bloodtooth Frenzy for a Bag of Fishing Treasures. A Bag of Fishing Treasures can have all kinds of good things in it plus gold, or just junk plus gold. You always get some gold out of the deal.

Today Brieanna's Bag of Fishing Treasures had 6g67s9c, 4 Pygmy Oil, 3 Worthless Pieces of Red Glass and 3 Deviate Fish. Pretty much a bag full of junk.

Gomorra's Bag of Fishing Treasures had 7g73s86c, 3 Pygmy Oil and 3 Worthless Pieces of Green Glass. Another bag of junk.

Like the daily cooking, you take the good with the bad. I have gotten some great stuff from this daily and there is still a lot of great stuff I need to get so I will keep plugging away at it.

Sewer Stew - Daily Cooking 4/13/10

Today Katherine Lee (41,65), the Grand Master Cooking Trainer in the kitchen of A Hero's Welcome, had Sewer Stew for the daily cooking quest again. I am not surprised, the daily's never change after a shutdown. I did it on Gomorra and Brieanna today.

This had me taking the Violet Gate down to Crystalsong Forest to pick Crystalsong Carrots. The recipe calls for 4 and I got them pretty quick on both today, there was no one there as usual. That is one of the benefits of being on an Oceanic server while in the US, everyone is asleep or at work when I do my daily's. Anyway, once I had my Carrots I headed back up to Dalaran and hit the bank for the 4 pieces of Chilled Meat this calls for. I built a fire right in the middle of the bank and cooked up my Vegetable Stew.

Stew in hand, I headed down to deliver it to Ajay Green at the Cantrips and Crows Tavern in the Underbelly, in exchange for 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag.

Today Gomorra's Small Spice Bag had 2 Northern Spices and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it.

Brieanna's had 4 Northern Spices, 4 Old Spices and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it.

They both made out pretty well from this one today. Brieanna still needs thirty something Dalaran Cooking Awards before she can get her Chef's Hat, so she is still working on that.