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Monday, March 14, 2011

GMAIL PHISHING HOAX

Hi all,

If you have a Gmail account, and you receive an Email ostensibly from Gmail, asking you to Log-In to your account, do not do so, here is an example:
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Login


InboxX
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Gmail to me


show details 8:11 PM (11 hours ago)


Dear Email Client,


Please log into your account to confirm your account is still active


please click on link here and follow the instructions. We are sorry for the trouble but we are trying to give you the best service. Thanks
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It is a Phishing Scam to obtain your Gmail Username and Password, and then hijack your account.

If you go to the Site, ( by clicking on the link "here" ) you will see the following URL in your Browser window:

http://disabilitybenefitstraining.info/signgm.html

This clearly in NOT a valid Gmail Site, do not sign in at this Site.

The following is a valid looking Gmail URL:

https://mail.google.com/mail/


Dave Israel

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, Dave. Boy, one has to keep on the alert for these things. Thank you for doing so much of this for us.

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  2. I second Lanny's comment. With you watching over us, it reduces our worries. Thank you again.

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