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10/18/13
Original Poster
Melanie Berman

Fake email from gmail team

Just got a fake email from someone posing as gmail team
From "gmail" actual address: announ...@secinfo.com
Subject: Your gmail address
Content:
Hi,
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on our servers. Your incoming emails are pending. Click View My Messages to login and fix this issue.
 
We apologize for any inconveniences caused.
 
Thank You.
 
Gmail Team.
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icantchooseone
10/18/13
icantchooseone

its a scam called phishing to try steal your private info / password ,  click on the down arrow at the top right of the email and select "Report phishing" from the drop down menu.  This will help Gmail warn others that the email is a scam , or use the following form:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=abuse_phishing

some info : never give out your password to emailed requests , any email from Google must end @google.com - also click the show details arrow and make sure the domain you see next to the 'mailed-by' or 'signed-by' lines matches the sender's email address. If you see messages claiming to be from google.com, but are not properly authenticated as coming from google.com, then they are, phishing messages.   Google will never ask you for your password (other than in their normal sign in screens, etc.). If you ever get an email asking for your password, you can be guaranteed that it isn't from Google/Gmail.

 

 

Messages asking for personal information:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=8253

 

Reporting suspicious messages:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=29381

 

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