Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gmail is starting to warn us about account scams

Noticed this today on my gmail spam messages:

Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information.  Learn more

Looks like Gmail is starting to warn people, in BIG RED LETTERS, that something may be a scam. So if you still click on it well...that's your tough luck. Of course that and I guess it helps to have a Gmail account.


Aion and WoW accounts are getting the usual scam emails such as:
We have evidence to prove your account has been in different countries and regions, several attempts to login.
So we have to remind you to enter our web site as soon as possible http://www.worldofwarcraft.com to account verification, otherwise, we will be lock your account.
In order to protect your interests.

and for Aion, which I only beta tested and then cancelled my pre order on:

When you receive this message at the same time means that you have a routine account of our recent examination, was checking your account we have the evidence to prove that involved in the controversial game currency transaction so we had to take the necessary measures.
Please visit our web site https://secure.ncsoft.com as soon as possible to activate your account or we will suspend your account.

The NCsoft Team

So same company doing it, almost the same message. I find that pretty bold.