Sunday, September 19, 2010

Watch out for fake email alleging to be from Gmail

Got this in the inbox today, seems my account information "are out of date".
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6 comments:

  1. I been getting the same thing on my hotmail account connected with my blog site. I don't answer them. I have heard you should not even reply. Although I sure would like to send a sarcastic or threatening or even false information to them. I am afraid if i do that they will know it is an active email account and sell the address to others to send me junk mail.

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  2. I'm on a "secure" e-mail system at an academic institution that is supposed to prevnt such scams and I've gotten three in the last week. Must be working or they wouldn't keep it up.

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  3. Oh yeah, it works! P.T. was right. It's amazing how many people reply to stuff like this.

    And, it seems that an American was hired to write this one.

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  4. You might watch out for the pay-pal spoofs also..They are classics!
    Alex

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