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EMAIL SCAM COMING FROM FAKE "Gmail Technical Support Team" mail.techsupteam@gmail.com Report abuse

david.w.trahan
Level 1
9/15/09
FROM mail.techsupteam@gmail.com
 
Dear Gmail Account User :

This is to inform you that we have temporarily limited all access to your email sensitive account features, in order to restore your full account access, you are to reply to this email immediately with your E-mail account Username/ID here: (---------) and password here: (------ )

Due to much junk/spam emails you receive daily, we are currently upgrading all our email accounts spam filter to limit all unsolicited/junk emails for security reasons and to upgrade our new and improved E-mail account features and to ensure you do not experience service interruption.

You must reply to this email immediately and enter both your user name and password in the space provided to enable us upgrade your E-mail Account properly.

A confirmation link will be send to you for the Re-Activation of your e-mail Account, as soon as we received your response and you are to Click on the "Confirm E-mail" link on your mail Account box and then enter this confirmation number: 1265-6778-8250-8393-5727

Your failure to provide your e-mail account login details will lead to a temporary disabled of your e-mail account or we will immediately deactivate your e-mail account from our database.

Thanks For Your Understanding.

Sincerely,
Your Gmail Technical Support Team.

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bkc56
Level 4
9/15/09
Yes, we get several posts a day here about that phishing e-mail.
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david.w.trahan
Level 1
9/15/09
Do the accounts get deleted?
 
Google scans emails for targeted advertising. Why dont i get an ad that warns me about scam emails when Gmail scans an email that looks like its trying to scam me?
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bkc56
Level 4
9/15/09
Do the accounts get deleted?

In a sense, yes, because if you reply to this (or any phishing e-mail) with your account information they will hijack your account, use it to send out tons of spam to everyone on your contact list, and often delete everything in your account to make it impossible to recover.  That's almost as good as a deletion.

Gmail does what they can to warn users, but the final responsibility for the security of your account is still yours.  At least you posted to ask about it.  To many people don't and then we see the posts here about an empty account and complaints from their contacts about getting spam from them.
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fiqie
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9/16/09
Hi
 
I would like to find out the following; how could one go about finding out if someone is sendign you horrible messages from a gmail account who the person is. is there a way gmail manger can check, is there some form of system that applies when reporting a gmail account user abusing someone via another gmail account? Please assist with this request or give me an alternative
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