So I received an email from someone that was from craigslist and they spoke in regards to a WoW account that was supposedly for sale. Well I decided that I would use the GetsTastySpam@gmail.com address and respond to it.
Sure enough, 6 days later here is the email I received.
They put a lot of effort into this email and into the domain name and the WHOIS information for said domain name. To bad it was still all to easy to find out who they had their website hosted through and report them, their website was taken down within an hour of my ticket being submitted to their host.
Of course they sent it to an email address I’ve never used and will never use for World of Warcraft.
Now here is the fun part of the day for me. The domain in question was na-battle.net, if you go to the website now despite a possible phishing warning you will also see that there is nothing but a 403 error.
That is because shortly after receiving this email I did several things:
Firstly I followed the link and then subsequently reported the site to Google as a Phishing Website.
I then looked up the WhoIS information for the domain to find the company that was used to register the domain and then track down information on hosting.
Finally I forwarded the email to several people, the first was email@example.com HostGator being the hosting company of choice for this Phishing attempt, the second email went to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can of course pursue any legal action that they feel like.
This phishing warning came up within 24 hours, and the site was taken down within an hour of my email reaching their support. Vengeance is sweet.