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G Mail Question

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by numbers123, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. NancyNC

    NancyNC Well-Known Member

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    I use gmail all the time and have not seen that message. My gut feeling is that it is a scam.
     
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  3. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    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.
     
  4. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    Also strongly think it is a scam.
     
  5. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Scam! Good catch - too many people just give them the info. I'd suggest you report it to Google.
     
  6. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. jamesy

    jamesy shut in

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    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.
     
  8. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    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.
     
  9. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that came from Google. Never give your password to anyone who asks; it's useless to most companies.
     
  10. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Whoa! Good catch. Never heard of something like that with my Google.
     
  11. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

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    Yes, a real alert would direct you to change your Gmail password.

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