Friday, June 26, 2009

Fake email from Gmail Customer Service

This fake email, asking for all sorts of info that you should never provide anyone -- like your date of birth and your password -- originated from the domain, with a reply-to in the domain. I suspected hacked accounts. Don't reply, don't be fooled!

From: Gmail Customer Service

Subject: Gmail Warning: Unused Account Removal


Dear Valued Account Member,

This Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Gmail User Accounts Owner for safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Free & Unused 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 information in our Database system.

Due to the congestion in all Free Gmail Account users and removal of all unused Accounts, Gmail Team 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.

* Username&E-mail ID:

* Password:
* Verify Password:
* Date of Birth:
* Occupation:
* Country/Territory:

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences. Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Gmail Team Admin


  1. Has anyone come across this?
    Hello Arben Gutierrez-Bujari,
    We are detecting multiple counts of hacking throughout Gmail. Therefore, before you become cyber attacked, we would like you to confirm your ip address is valid by logging in here:
    If you do not confirm within the next 72 hours, your account will be terminated.

  2. I got this!!!

    from Gmail Registration Services®.
    date Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    subject Gmail Notification
    hide details 12:30 PM (21 hours ago)
    You need to Verify your email Account to avoid it being shut down by Google Corporation.Mainly due to the recent problems encountered by Google Mailing system. Kindly help us with the verification process by filling out the details below so as to make a correspondence with your details saved in our database.

    Your Email :


    Present Country :

    Your Account will be Authomatically deleted and your access will be disabled if you failed to provide the details above within 48hours. We need you to bear with us so that we can give you the best of our service and your account can be properly secured.

    Gmail Registration Services®.

  3. Oh' thanks for this warning. I am well informed. Keep posting.


  4. I received this today
    From: Gmail Team []
    Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:43 AM
    Subject: WARNING! Gmail Account Data Verification!

    Since October 2011, we have been cleaning our database system and making sure we have enough space to accommodate new users. You may have also noticed a change on the sign-in page as well as the Instant for easy search. Our Account verification team require you to provide your Account correspondence below for proper identification and confirmation on the new database system.

    **Email Address:
    **Confirm Password:
    **First & Last Names:
    **Recovery Email
    **Date of Birth:
    **Present Country:

    WARNING!!! Your account will be permanently eliminated or deleted on our database if the requested details above are not received by the Account verification team for proper identification and confirmation. We will not be responsible for your negligence. Thanks for your usual Support and Co-operation.

    G m a i l D a t a T e a m.

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