Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ - Gmail Scam

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    If someone managed to get hold of your Gmail account, they could also get hold of your other personal details, like passwords, private messages, personal mail and any other details that you may have stored in there.

    There is an email in circulation asking for your gmail account details, claiming to be from the Gmail team.

    VERIFY YOUR FREE G MAIL ACCOUNT NOW !!!

    It asks for your Gmail ID My Password, date of birth and country or territory where you live.

    The email claims that if you don't send these details that my Gmail account will be closed in Seven days.

    Below is the text from the email copied and pasted, as is, with no editing.

    The Email

    G MAI L BETA

    VERIFY YOUR FREE G MAI L ACCOUNT NOW !!!

    Dear G ma il Account Owner,

    This message is from Gmail messaging center to all Gmail free account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused Gmail account to create more space for new accounts.

    To prevent your email account from closing you will need to update so as to validate our user email database.

    CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY BELOW

    Gma il! ID : ..........

    Password : ...........

    Date of Birth : ......

    Country or Territory : ...........

    Enter the letter from the Security Image : ........ 859304

    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

    Thank you for using Gmail !

    Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

    Thanks,

    The Gmail Team

    G MAI L BETA



    Do Not Give out Your Personal Details

    Note that there are a few errors, (why the gaps) G ma il

    We are deleting all unused Gmail account ( plural so where is the s)

    Gma il! ID : (Again with the gaps)

    Enter the letter from the Security Image : ........ 859304

    (WHAT LETTER? ONLY NUMBERS)

    The real giveaway that this is someone trying to steal your gmail account is the fact that you can only answer the questions by replying to this email, if Gmail wanted to check an account was active they would send an email which when opened would automatically inform them that your account was being used. And why would Gmail revert to using garish lettering in the logo?

    Protect your Gmail account, do not reply to this email if you receive it.
     

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