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Protect your Gmail Account

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Dear Friends,

I am not sure whether some of you are aware of Gmail Scam Warning Code:VX@G99AAJ. There is email in circulation asking for your gmail account details. And I heard that many of our friends’ emails have been hacked since they were not aware of such a dangerous scam.

Today, I received the email claiming to be from the Gmail team. VERIFY YOUR FREE G MAI L ACCOUNT NOW !!! asks for my Gmail ID My Password, my date of birth and country or territory where I live.

The email claims that if I don’t send these details that my Gmail account will be closed in Seven days. Below is the text from the email copied and pasted, as is, with no editing.

Here is the email:

…………………………

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Gmail Team <pwveriify@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:42 AM
Subject: Email Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
To:

Dear Account Owner,

Dear Account User,
This Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Gmail Email 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

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In fact, this is a scam. The real giveaway that this is someone trying to steal your gmail account is the fact that you can only answer the questions by replying to this email, if Gmail wanted to check an account was active they would send an email which when opened would automatically inform them that your account was being used. And why would Gmail revert to using garish lettering in the logo?

Therefore, to protect your Gmail account, do not reply to this email if you receive it.

Do Not Give out Your Personal Details

If someone managed to get hold of your Gmail account, they could also get hold of your other personal details, like passwords, private messages, personal mail and any other details that you may have stored in there.

NEVER SEND YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL DETAILS, IT COULD COST YOU A LOT MORE THAN YOU THINK.

2 thoughts on “Protect your Gmail Account

  1. That is probably 100% scam!!!!!!!

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