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    Google Email Scam?

    So,
    Got the below in my gmail this afternoon...looks like spam/scam...what do you think? The request for password makes it suspicious to start...then, google actually asking people for action without omnipotently deleting accounts??
    Cheers,
    James

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    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

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    Its a phishing scam to get your login details.
    No website you signed up on would email you to email them back your login details.

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    Yep it's a scam and I didn't get one on any of my 10+ accounts so they are not sending it to everyone like they said.

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    From which email adress got this mail sent? It's obviously phishing, but I wonder from where it was sent
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    YEah, they spoofed an @google.com email....I'll see if I nuked this or just spam foldered it and will post if I still have it. I've gotten a few other varients of this one since then too...

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    obvious scam!

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    phishing scam everyone is falling for that.

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