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Phony email from "Google"?

Kuchiye [PersonRank 0]

Friday, January 29, 2010
12 years ago2,933 views

I received an email from – Gmail <account-support[put at-character here]> – informing me my gmail account has been selected and will be shut unless I provided – "Account Name, Password, Date of Birth and Country" . It sounded very suspicious to me. Any body received similar reques?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Why would Google email from!!

Wise up [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I'd take it very seriously. It's almost certainly real. I had a similar one last week and had to follow the instructions carefully and avoided losing my account.

...seriously tho, how gullible are you? [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Like hebbet says, its phishing definitely, don't fall for it :-). Google would not communicate like this.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Hi Kuchiye
Google does not send out emails like that. If you suspect that someone may have gained information in this way, I would strongly recommend changing your password as soon as possible. Our blog post at has some tips for passwords.

There is some great information about the account recovery process at – it might be worth writing down the information there for later, just in case.

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