PSA: World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta Invite Scam E-Mails

By Chad Awkerman

July 15, 2010

Since I just got one of these scam e-mails, I thought it would be worth it to mention that another wave of beta invites is indeed going out soon from Blizzard (if it hasn’t already). But, as a precaution, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THOSE E-MAILS. This time around, it isn’t a code you enter to get access to the Cataclysm beta, your account will simply be flagged for beta access.

If you get an e-mail saying you’ve been invited to the Cataclysm beta, go the the account management site, log in using your e-mail, password and optional six-digit authenticator code. You will then be taken to your main account page, which will list all the supported games that you have. Your standard installation of World of Warcraft will be in there (likely with the Wrath of the Lich King box art), as well as any other Blizzard titles (StarCraft, Diablo II, etc.).

If your account is truly flagged for Cataclysm beta access, you will see some box art for the expansion there, as well. Click on “Manage Game” underneath it and you’re good to go.

I repeat: DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN A CATACLYSM INVITATION E-MAIL. There may indeed be a legitimate link Blizzard has placed in the e-mail to the log in site, but why risk it? Just go there yourself, log in and check.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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