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Smigg

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#1 13 years ago

Sorry could'nt think of a better place for this, but if its wrong I apologise in advance.

Just got an email in my email acocunt from [email]security@gmail.com[/email]:

Dear Valued Member,

According to our terms of services, you will have to confirm your e-mail by the following link, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

[Address]

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely, Gmail Security Department.

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My first reaction is just to bin it as I know a dodgy email when I see one. This is to ask for a second opinion and to warn others really.

Thanks




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#2 13 years ago

Dodgy, they won't ask you to confirm your email address, they can see if your using it or not just by reading that email... just ignore it!




Kozmo

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#3 13 years ago

never reply to email that threatens to suspend your account unless you reply.




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#4 13 years ago

Google wouldn't have said 'in the sheet', as it's about as descriptive for the word as England is for Lower Slobovia.

Bin it. The same scamming fuckers are doing the same thing on Hotmail.




Yannick

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#5 13 years ago

I never got one, and I'm on Gmail.

Does that tell you something?




Smigg

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#6 13 years ago

Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure I wasnt going crazy. And I just got another one as well, 2 in an hour is dodgy for sure.

Cheers :)




C38368

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#7 13 years ago

The easiest way to tell a dodgy email is to look at what the link actually links to. Not what the text says, but what the anchor itself is. If it doesn't match up perfectly, then it's a guaranteed scam.




Revenge VIP Member

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#8 13 years ago

Yes, but it seems that that email came from a google domain address. Either they hacked it or they were able to mask the address.




Agentlaidlaw

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#9 13 years ago

Can it. If it was from Gmail it's email would be from gmail-support@google.com.




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#10 13 years ago
RevenYes, but it seems that that email came from a google domain address. Either they hacked it or they were able to mask the address.

they simply registered 'security' as a name for Gmail. easy as that.




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