So I received this email today:
***NOTICE OF FINAL WARNING***
Account Action: 3 Hour Suspension
Account Offense: Violation of EULA and Terms of Service - Transfer of Account Ownership
Details: An investigation of your World of Warcraft account has found strong evidence that the account in question is being sold or traded. In accordance with EULA section 4, Paragraph B, listed below:
World of Warcraft -> Legal -> End User License Agreement
Thank you for respecting our position on this matter.
**In order to prevent an elongated suspension, we request that you verify your legitimate ownership of the account here:
Any disputes or questions concerning this account action can only be addressed by Account Administration. To learn more about how Account Administration is able to assist you, please visit us at http://www.blizzard.com/support/wowaa/.
Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives typically must lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.
Billing & Account Administration
Account Administration Overview
This email is a scam. But I have to admit that it is very good. It looks professional, has lots of links to real Blizzard sites. Heck, it might even be a real Blizzard email, but with a couple extra lines added. It almost got me, I actually logged into WoW to check if my account was suspended. But the middle link (which I redacted) actually points to some *.tk domain. Thankfully I didn't click on it.
I sometimes wonder what would happen if you cannot trust your communication lines at all. Email is rapidly approaching that point. Phone lines have begun their slide, as anyone who's received those automated voice notifications of winning contests will know. Maybe we'll have to go back to imposing a per-message cost on communications, so scams like this become economically unfeasible. I don't really want to see the cost of email increase, but better that than having email/phones become completely useless.