We have a new Blizzard release coming up. In this case it is the Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, which is due out on March 25 of this year.
And, as seems to happen with all such Blizzard releases, email scams are beginning to show up. I have seen one in particular show up a couple times now, so I thought I would pass it along as both warning and humor.
I think the first hint that this was a scam was the message title.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now Invite you to join!
Say what you will about Blizzard, broken English just isn’t one of their faults.
Then there was the come-on part of the pitch, the bait to get you to fall for it. In this case, I must admit they might be on to something, as they gave you a big string of characters and claimed that this code would enable Reaper of Souls on your account.
Usually they just tell you to click the link to get the game. Here they have a code for you that they say you have to redeem on your account. And, of course, a handy bogus link to a Battle.net look-alike site where they will steal your account information and use it to strip your account bare.
As is often the case, all of the other help and support links point to legitimate Blizzard sites, but the key one is a trap.
So be wary.