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Is this a legit email from Battle.net?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Zigot_HD, Oct 16, 2005. | Replies: 16 | Views: 1145

  1. Zigot_HD

    Zigot_HD IncGamers Member

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    Is this a legit email from Battle.net?

    I got this email from "battle.net", i guess someone want to steal my account.... :

    ""
    A change of e-mail address attempt has been generated for your
    account. Please respond to this message to verify that you
    initiated this request. When responding to this e-mail, ensure
    that the unmodified body of this e-mail is included.

    The new e-mail address for your account will be
    jgilbert114@hotmail.com

    If you did not request a change of e-mail address for your
    account, forward this e-mail to: battle.net.abuse@useast.battle.net

    luRca5JsNBULIHdp2AoCRhYg9O4=
    W56Y/LJBxZ3qNfWMcxisVdUHzIiqJgcxqJB/v8SgeA==
    E1RacUv+2+WT4MCxwHrAFawDeKg=
    aUiW00gTIZi/nr8Hs+xu/tBrhAe3Mcx4kndLs00+BtA=
    K53v5cMiI7BmlO9vI3BjN0GYhrh8LTAQFYXS3uwc5o0=
    8cOztwwQ5HDiX2ofntJHIWWN2BaH3HZmLADnfJYOIVM=
    N61uP2eEWhgW64gC3Mt0V4Hm+bKlurIUH6A4YkWmmUg=

    Blizzard Entertainment
    http://www.blizzard.com
    http://www.battle.net

    ""

    What if it's a scam... is there an danger to forward my email to this addy?(battle.net.abuse@useast.battle.net)

    Thx

    Z
  2. Freezing Rain

    Freezing Rain IncGamers Member

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    Just ignore it. That's my motto.
  3. Necrolestes

    Necrolestes IncGamers Member

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    You've got mail! It's not spam!

    Any unsolicited e-mails that ask you to confirm information are generally scams (but you already suspected that, right?)

    Follow Kireiray's advice and delete it.
  4. EckoKc

    EckoKc IncGamers Member

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    why not look on the bnet site and look for a good spot to forward the mail you recived to see what is up
  5. Freezing Rain

    Freezing Rain IncGamers Member

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    I think someone was just trying to mess around with your account, change email ETC. I would just change my password, and then forward it to battle.net.
  6. TheDanRathersProject

    TheDanRathersProject IncGamers Member

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    Someone wanted to change your email to theirs so they could change your password and stal your account. Probobally one of your friends. Ask around for their email adresses and find which one of em tried to change yours. Then chew them out.


    It looks like an official blizz email, when u change your password they don't do it unless u respond by sending an email back. You can ignore it or you can forrward it.

    I dont think you will need to change your account pass either.
  7. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    IMO it might indeed be an email from bnet. I guess somebody found out the password of your account and now he tries to change your email address for notifications. If you confirm that, the next step of that guy would be changing the password. If he does that, no email about that will be going to you. That guy probably doesn't just want to steal your items (which he might already have done, in case he fails with the attempt to change your email address), he also wants to take over your characters.

    I never changed my email address, so I don't know how official bnet emails about that look like. To find that out, try to change the email address of your account as well and look what kind of email it produces.

    You could also send an email to the mentioned hotmail account in which you politely ask that guy something unsuspicious about Diablo. Don't flame him, but try to find out a little about his bnet activities.
  8. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    As long as you don't have any problem with your email registration / D2 accounts, you just gotta ignore such mails. As simple as that :thanks: !
  9. DjSlayer

    DjSlayer IncGamers Member

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    It looks real to me, but there would be an easy way to find out:

    1. create acc

    2. register that acc to your e-mail

    3. change the e-mail the acc is registered to

    If the steps above generates an e-mail like the one above you can be sure that someone is trying to steal your account.

    - D.J.

    Edit: why it looks real is because the e-mail does not ask for your password.
  10. shadowcat

    shadowcat IncGamers Member

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    I got an e-mail exactly like this a while back, the only difference being that I actually recognized the new e-mail address as belonging to a person on my friend list so I'm pretty sure it's real. Of course he denied knowing anything about it :rolleyes:

    Also found this on battle.net:

    If you receive an un-requested email from account recovery, please forward the email to the "recovery abuse" address included in the password recovery email.

    Edit: Spelling
    Edit2: Just thought I'd say that I did forward the e-mail as it said to do and nothing happened to my account, I'm still using the same pw as I was then.
  11. NeoStar

    NeoStar IncGamers Member

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    Thats a real email, and you should forward it to the abuse address for battle.net.

    On top of that, you need to change your password as soon as possible.

    -Neo
  12. KevinHideo

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    i can pretty much confirm its an email from blizz. like many ppl have already said, its just someone trying to change ur acct. email to theirs, to get ur pass and such. ive had a few attempts on mine too :p from ppl i know as well >_> anyways... if u find out who it is, eat their face, or whatever other punishment you think is suitable.
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    Jugalator IncGamers Member

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    To USEast.Battle.net?

    No, unless someone has hacked Battle.net.
  14. Frosty_The_Snowman

    Frosty_The_Snowman IncGamers Member

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    InfiniteCold, you're playing a very dangerous game here. I don't know if your answer is supposed to be sarcastic, but Zigot_HD is asking for *help* here, not to be scammed :eek: ...

    In a general way, *NEVER* write/send your passwords in any case, should it be to Blizzard themselves. No Blizzard employees will ever ask you your passwords.

    - Frosty
  15. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

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    And nobody did. At least I saw no request for a password in the suspect email.
  16. thegiantturtle

    thegiantturtle IncGamers Member

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    Frosty wasn't talking about the email. He was responding to a post by InfiniteCold which has since been deleted.
  17. MoonUnit

    MoonUnit IncGamers Member

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    It IS an email from battle.net. I've gotten one similar when I had to chance my email addy for password recovery.

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