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    Spam at its worst (or best?)

    Just got an e-mail from World of Warcraft (which I happen NOT to own)...
    A pathetic attempt from a person with logic, and coding experience.

    *** NOTICE OF FINAL WARNING ***

    Account Action: 3 Hour Suspension

    Account Offense: Violation of EULA and Terms of Service - Transfer of Account Ownership

    Details: An investigation of your World of Warcraft account has found strong evidence that the account in question is being sold or traded. In accordance with EULA section 4, Paragraph B, listed below:

    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>
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    Any disputes or questions concerning this account action can only be addressed by Account Administration. To learn more about how Account Administration is able to assist you, please visit us at Blizzard Support.

    Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. 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.

    Please visit the World of Warcraft Policies and Terms of Use Agreement: (http://www.wow-europe.com/en/policy/) and (http://www.wow-europe.com/en/legal/termsofuse.html) for further information.

    Regards,

    Billing & Account Administration
    Blizzard Entertainment
    http://eu.blizzard.com/support/accountadmin/
    Notice the bold, that links to a site hosted by host50mb.com, a closer investigation into the code, and above the header, there was this:

    Code:
    <!-- Mirrored from us.battle.net/account/support/login-support.xml by HTTrack Website Copier/3.x [XR&CO'2008], Fri, 03 Apr 2009 21:41:18 GMT -->
    <!-- Added by HTTrack --><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8"><!-- /Added by HTTrack -->
    Aren't I clever.
    A pathetic attempt by a pathetic person.

    Regards,
    Jack.
    Last edited by BabyJack; 04-24-2009 at 06:58 AM.
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    Yeah, you’d be even more clever if you wouldn’t publish the full URL of the pathetic person so s/he gets even more hits by other pathetic people.
    And what’s actually the point of this?

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    I read somewhere (can't find where) that stolen game accounts are worth more than valid credit card numbers nowdays.

    Since World of Warcraft is the most popular game of it's genre currently, I'm not surprised to see scams like this.

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    @VIPStephan: I don't quite know:

    Boredom,
    Warning,
    Rant...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJack View Post
    @VIPStephan: I don't quite know:
    He's asking you to remove the actual urls of that spammer from your post.
    The Dream is not what you see in sleep; Dream is the thing which doesn't let you sleep. --(Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam)


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