Gmail Phishing - Warning!

Sep 13, 2004 • 8:39 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Last night I received a gmail email from Gmail Team with the subject, "More Gmail invites." I found this email very weird. It continued to read "The Gmail Team is proud to announce that we are offering Gmail free invitation packages to the existing Gmail account holders. By now you probably know the key ways in which Gmail differs from traditional webmail services. Searching instead of filing. A free gigabyte of storage. Messages displayed in context as conversations."

Now, normally Gmail gives you invites directly in the top console and does not ask you to fill out information. This email looks really valid, plus it got through Gmail's spam filter. So is it real? I doubt it. But it looks so real. Anyway, it asks you for your current gmail account and password. That is a direct tip that someone is phishing for passwords. Be Careful and look out for this email!

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Update: Well, I received two emails from Gmail. One from the GmailRep over at SEW forums and the other from someone from Gmail because of this entry here, both asking me for the original source of the email. Google obviously is taking this seriously. Let me stress, I did not notify Google directly. They picked it up from reading forums and finding this entry. Good work Google.

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Comments:

sonvuvan

02/07/2005 01:33 pm

pls give me an invitation

palak

04/23/2010 02:07 am

how we can phising? plz post me at my email address

Nitin Raj Srivastava

06/02/2010 11:21 am

<a href="http://www.usefulfreetips.com/2010/05/13/phishing-emails-giving-serious-risks-to-gmail-account-security/" rel="nofollow">Hey thanks for sharing the very useful tips.We all should be very careful before sharing any information and check for the credibility of emails and must never share our passwords</a>

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