It’s a trap! Mists of Pandaria Beta invite NOT Golden Ticket to beta
While everyone has on their Panda goggles for the World Of Warcraft fall release of Mists of Pandaria- phishing scams are being reported by players who hope to get that Golden Ticket to the selected ranks into closed beta.
BEWARE of emails from Blizzard Entertainment. No matter how rich with panda goodness they appear to be…its not the real deal. A yahoo invite as below can off with your Battle.net log-in info. The sweet coveted email is sporting a header of “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Beta Test Invitation” and so rich in Panda lore it is sure to make any Wow players heart beat in black and white.
The softly rounded glowing Golden Ticket which beckons players, so real you can almost feel the purple velvet blazer and taste the Three-Course-Dinner Gum. But it will snag your Battlenet account info faster than Oompa-Loompas can roll you back to the Wonkavator.
What do you look for?
Do not ignore security warnings and look for these 3 things to determine if you are about to get phished by a fake beta invite:
- extra fluff in the url telling you it’s an application
- the lack of a security lock for a login page
- entirely outdated interface from current battlenet
PASS: Real beta invite from Blizzard:
FAIL: Phishing scam