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numbers123
11-15-2011, 05:48 PM
I got an email from the google team to my gmail address saying:

Due to the congestion of all users of Google Mail , the server encountered some errors.
In an effort to protect your privacy and keep your information secure.
Kindly complete the fields below to avoid Denial of service.

Name:
Date of Birth:
Google Mail Address:
Current Pass :

I think that it is a scam to get my address and password? what do others think or have they gotten this message?

NancyNC
11-15-2011, 05:49 PM
I use gmail all the time and have not seen that message. My gut feeling is that it is a scam.

Veronika
11-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Looks like Phishing to me--they would never ask for your password in an email. I have Gmail and I haven't gotten anything like this.

BelleBway
11-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Also strongly think it is a scam.

milanessa
11-15-2011, 05:51 PM
Scam! Good catch - too many people just give them the info. I'd suggest you report it to Google.

numbers123
11-15-2011, 05:52 PM
I'm pretty sure it is too. Just wanted to know if anyone else had encountered it. I use gmail all the time. I have accounts with gmail and a couple of other IPs. Another thing that seemed strange to me was the password and the BIRTHDAY. Gmail does not have my birthday in their account set up.

jamesy
11-15-2011, 05:55 PM
If you search that phrase in google there are lots of hits of it being a scam.

In unrelated news I will need your bank account info and password.

Garden Kitty
11-15-2011, 05:56 PM
Per the Gmail help forums, scam. (http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=7ddafac16b72b2d6&hl=en)

skatingfan5
11-15-2011, 06:05 PM
I always consider emails that request personal information (especially account passwords) to be not legit. Even if they don't request such info, if they have a number of obvious grammar, punctuation and/or spelling mistakes (as per the email cited in the OP) I don't consider them valid.

julieann
11-15-2011, 06:06 PM
I doubt that came from Google. Never give your password to anyone who asks; it's useless to most companies.

AxelAnnie
11-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Whoa! Good catch. Never heard of something like that with my Google.

Aceon6
11-15-2011, 06:35 PM
Yes, a real alert would direct you to change your Gmail password.

Any email that requests your personal info or password is 100% bogus.

milanessa
11-15-2011, 06:48 PM
Here's how to report it.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=184963&topic=1687349