Gmail Message

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Bman, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I got this in the mail, is this real?


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    [SIZE=+1] VERIFY YOUR FREE G MAI L ACCOUNT NOW !!! [/SIZE]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] Dear [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] [/SIZE][/FONT] G ma il Account Owner, [/SIZE][/FONT]​
    This message is from Gmail messaging center to all Gmail free account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused Gmail account to create more space for new accounts.

    To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.


    CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY BELOW
    • Gma il! ID : ..........
    • Password : ...........
    • Date of Birth : ......
    • Country or Territory : ...........
    Enter the letter from the Security Image : ........ [FONT=times new roman,serif] 859304


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    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

    Thank you for using Gmail !
    Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
    Thanks,
    The Gmail Team
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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Uhhhh, no. Also did you check where the e-mail originated from?

    Plus it's too colorful and it doesn't have the proper icon for gmail.

    [​IMG] Yeah yeah, anyone can use the proper icon.

    Also is this a form in the e-mail you received or is it a link in the e-mail that you have to go to?

    If it's a link you go to, go there and fill out the info with a bunch of bull shiit (fake everything) and submit it. :p

    Plain and simply it's a fake e-mail. I use Gmail and have never received anything even remotely similar.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2007
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Thanks, just making sure.
     
  4. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Yeah.... woo. Thats a phishing email, they want you to enter all that stuff so they can take your info. YAY puppies!
     
  5. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Enter falsified information. And claim that you are a terrorist seeking a thermonuclear device and if they could work on Saturday that would be great, nkay. So we will start at our usual time.
     
  6. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    aerosolized botulism, that would keep them busy. explosive dysentery...
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    hahah funny guys, and thanks for the tips

    i haven't gotten emails like this for along time, not since I went to gmail.
     
  8. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    It can't get much more legit-looking than that. You should respond ASAP so you don't get your account closed.
     
  9. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    good lord, a pretty bad phish that I ever seen, that gmail logo is bad..haha


    on a serious note: [SIZE=-1]a legit source of ANY kind will never ask for your password and or username ;)
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  10. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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  11. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    You EVIL person you :laugh:

    Really, thanks for the BEST laugh of ... maybe the entire month!