Alert: StarCraft II Email Scam

A phishing scam is already out and about attempting to prey on unsuspecting victims. It was to be expected that such a thing would happen after the biggest PC game release in years, but it is still loathsome and sinister nonetheless. The fine folks over at Siliconera have received multiple reports of scam emails attempting to gather information from players in hopes of gaining access to their accounts. One such e-mail looks very similar to a digital download receipt:


Hello, thank you for shopping at the Blizzard Store!

StarCraft II®: Wings of Liberty™: 2775298057033043807536803

To use this key to activate the game, simply follow these instructions:
1. Create a account (or if you already have one, log in) at
2. Verify your e-mail address. (If you have previously verified your address, skip this step.) From the main Account Management page, click the ‘verify this e-mail address’ link. Then, check your e-mail account for a verification e-mail. Click the link in this e-mail to verify your e-mail address.

…. Etc.

Purchase Receipt
Customer Account:
Order Date: 2010-8-2
Order #: 3893676

(1) StarCraft II®: Wings of Liberty™ – $59.99

Credit Card Number : ****-****-****-4406
Credit Card Type : Visa
Item Subtotal: $59.99
Tax: $0.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Shipping Tax: $0.00
Grand Total: $59.99


In a final note, always check that the email address links are either or