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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Dear fellow A.Netters,



I have recieved a mail from Gmail askin me to give out my account name and password because they are installing the definitive gmail. Its stated that if not, my account can be cancelled in 48 hours .

This email has the gmail logo and and signed Gmail Team. Please tell me if you have a recieved a similar message or if this is some sort of hacking going around,

Regards


BM


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

GMail would already have your account name and password on record if you have an account with them. There can be no possible reason for them to send an email requesting it. This sounds very much like a scam.

User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1833 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):

This email has the gmail logo and and signed Gmail Team. Please tell me if you have a recieved a similar message or if this is some sort of hacking going around,

Surely that must be that.

Look where the website that asks you the login and password is located (it must be an outside link). Surely it's nothing to do with google or gmail.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Gmail will NEVER ask you to email them your password......

Ignore it..


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Ok I deduce its some sort of phishing.

I'll ignore the email

Regards

BM



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently onlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5152 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 3):
Gmail will NEVER ask you to email them your password......

Ignore it..

neither will any other company. They already have a copy of your password, why would they ask you for it? If there was a problem, they would reset your password and email you a new one.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Ignore.....Some smarty trying to get your details.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
I have recieved a mail from Gmail askin me to give out my account name and password

I can help you, post your Gmail username and password in this thread and I'll take care of the problem.

Good to see you back on A.net Braulio, I haven't seen you in ages!
Soren   



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently onlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5274 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I say go ahead and give them the info. After all, what do you have to lose?


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User currently offlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Braybuddy's first rule of the internet is NEVER to give your account name/number, password or any other security information to anyone who asks for it. NEVER. NEVER. NEVER.

User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

No legitimate email provider will ever ask you for your email address or password.


Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
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