Another of those emails to open our wow accounts received today, but this one was a direct copy of the Blizzard real email. I’m not re-posting the screen as its a pretty standard set of text with little value.
Account fishing scams are poor form, but par for the course now. Using an exact duplicate of the Blizzard change of account preferences is a much better approach for the hackers, as Gmail won’t filter it automatically and it raises the question in your mind if somebody else has opened your account. It could also be seen as legit if you did just change something on your account. So kudos you filthy hackers for evolving from pond scum.
The old advice still stands: Never click a link in an email.
Seeing the email quality rise is to be legible instead of the janglish junk that normally is spammed is perhaps a sign that spam filters are actually helping us. I know that I couldn’t live without one. I’m more worried now about somebody getting my gmail password than my wow account.