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11-15-2011, 06:48 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.
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?
11-15-2011, 06:49 PM
I use gmail all the time and have not seen that message. My gut feeling is that it is a scam.
11-15-2011, 06:50 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.
11-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Also strongly think it is a scam.
11-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Scam! Good catch - too many people just give them the info. I'd suggest you report it to Google.
11-15-2011, 06:52 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.
11-15-2011, 06:55 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.
11-15-2011, 06:56 PM
Per the Gmail help forums, scam. (http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=7ddafac16b72b2d6&hl=en)
11-15-2011, 07:05 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.
11-15-2011, 07:06 PM
I doubt that came from Google. Never give your password to anyone who asks; it's useless to most companies.
11-15-2011, 07:15 PM
Whoa! Good catch. Never heard of something like that with my Google.
11-15-2011, 07:35 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.
11-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Here's how to report it.
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