Gmail Phishing - Warning!

Sep 13, 2004 • 8:39 am | comments (3) by | 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!


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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