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Just received a blatant attempt to break into my Google account.

It came in the form of an phishing email from the "Google Email Team", and is pretty well done unless you look closely.

UPDATE: Yes, I notified Google before posting this.

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    from    Google Email Team "updateyouaccount@gmail.com"
reply-to    Google Email Team "accesaccountinc@gmail.com"
to   
date    Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:13 AM
subject    Warning: VX2G99AAJ

hide details 11:13 AM (6 minutes ago)

Dear Account User,

This Email is from Gmail customer care and we are sending it to every Gmail accounts owner for safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your User name, password, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused Gmail Accounts. Gmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, you will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

* User name: .............................

* Password: ................................

* Date of Birth: ............................

* Country Or Territory: ....................

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 !  

The Gmail Team
G MAI L BETA

If you use Gmail (which works great) please watch out for this. And pass it on to anyone you know who uses Gmail.

Over and out.

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Originally posted to bewert on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM PDT.

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