Sunday 11 September 2011

Diablo 3: latest in phishing

I just got this email. Apart from the instruction to reply to it's really very clever.

--- On Sun, 11/9/11, diablo3 wrote:

From: diablo3
Subject: Diablo III beta test invitation!
To: me
Date: Sunday, 11 September, 2011, 0:41

Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a account, which you can create on our website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

* Name:
* Battle.account name:
* Password:
* Country:
* E-mail Address:

Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!

Yes, I'll see you in Hell too.


  1. I got that too! I thought the "See you in Hell!" part was hilarious. But yeah, very clever one there. Far less spelling errors than previous phishing e-mails I've gotten.

    Spam mail has gone pro.

  2. Haven't gotten one. If i did i'd be likely to almost ignore it as well just like almost all other emails.

    Yeah spam gets more pro everyday.

  3. I keep receiving Blizzard scams of the same type, every single day: "World of Warcraft - Account Investigation" and " Account - Contact Information Updated". Very annoying.

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  5. Thanks Anonymous, glad to have your support in the war against spammers :)

    (I get quite a lot of these, this one was so apt I let it through).

  6. I got one of those as well, and forwarded it to blizzard's "hacks" address. I have a special love for the dire warnings that my account might be compromised, since I've never had a account. :)