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4-01-2010 @ 3:22AM
Why are they asking for "main character" name? It's not something Blizzard would ever ask (not everyone has a definitive main) nor would I see it as something that the hackers would find useful. Unless they are auto-looking up the character on the armory to prioritize who to hack next...
3-31-2010 @ 11:11AM
Precisely right... Blizzard, as far as I know, doesn't define a "main" character. That should be a big sign right there screaming "SCAM!".
3-31-2010 @ 11:17AM
Thats true, I noticed that right off on the image as well, main char really?But here is my thought, When they are hacking the accounts, they may have tons of time to go through and sell off all our belongings and transfer all our gold, whatever they do, but they may not, they never really know how long its going to take you to realize you've been screwed over and fix it, IF you fell for this and gave them your info, the main character is *generally* the best geared, has the most money, and is the most profitable character, and therefore the one tehy want to start with to get the most bang for their bust.at least, thats my assumption.When i got hacked, they had gotten my E-mail information, and hacked me through there, changed my registered e-mail address, my password, everything. Luckily i had my account frozen because i was away on my honeymoon. dumbasses never added any gametime, so bliz fixt me up before i put my CC info on my account.
3-31-2010 @ 11:25AM
Main toons, as I know mine does, usually have all the awesome things that a hacker is going to want. I keep lots of gold and stuff on my bank toon, but my main still has way much more stuff. Mains are also more likely to be in a guild and might have access to a guild bank.
3-31-2010 @ 11:47AM
For me the telling field is "Answer to Secret Question". I don't even know what my secret question is, and they are not showing it.
3-31-2010 @ 12:07PM
Actually in Guild Wars you have to enter the name of a character of the account you want to login, just another step to verify that you actually own the account. Even is someone got your pasword, they could not login if they did not know the characters on the account. Yeah, absolutely not 100% hacker-proof, but another way to help that along a lil bit.
3-31-2010 @ 2:27PM
Blizzard WILL occasionally ask about your characters, though, so don't immediately jump on and say it's fishy because of that.I remember a time I had to call customer service for.... I don't even remember why. Anyway, I couldn't remember what I had put as my SQA, so they had me verfify a few other things: last four of the CC I pay with; email address registered to the account; and the names, levels, and classes of the three highest characters on the account.Now while the usage of the word "main" may set off alarm bells, it's sure a lot quicker than saying "highest level character".Also, this is why I keep all my gold on a level 25 rogue. NO ONE EVER SUSPECTS THE MIDDLE LEVEL TOON.
3-31-2010 @ 4:15PM
"Also, this is why I keep all my gold on a level 25 rogue. NO ONE EVER SUSPECTS THE MIDDLE LEVEL TOON."... until now.
3-31-2010 @ 9:33PM
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!""Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms!"
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