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March 26, 2009

Gmail hoax: Beware

I got this email today -- and others over time -- and am sure many of you will already know it is a hoax. For those who don't, please do not respond to ANY email that asks for your log in details. This is the email that I've received and am instantly deleting it.


Jhoomur Bose, you are invited to
DEAR ACCOUNT USER
Wed Mar 25 10:30pm – 11:30pm (Timezone: Accra)

Calendar: Jhoomur Bose
Owner/Creator: 11kcustomerservice@gmail.com

This Email is from Gmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Gmail Accounts Owners for safety. we are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Gmail accounts so we are shutting down some Gmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.We are sending you this email 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.
Due to the congestion in all Gmail users and removal of all unused Gmail Accounts, Gmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Logan Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
* User name:

* Password:
* Date of Birth:
* Country Or Territory:
*Specify personal name :

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
Thank you .
Will you attend?

6 comments:

~nm said...

"You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Logan Information...." - But well what about those who don't own a Logan ;)

Eve* aka JB said...

@ nm: Arre logan, that is the whole point. :D Any bets that its an Indian who wrote the text for this hoax?

~nm said...

its obvious..so no point having bets.. ;)

Anonymous said...

so is it a hoax for sure? I received this email too. The threat of "shutting down" the account is bothersome...and its fricken impossible to ask any question of google...damn it...or find an answer on this...

Eve* aka JB said...

@ Anonymous: For sure. Do you think Google would send a mail asking for "Logan" details?!

Manang said...

I got an almost the same letter last night:(take note of the email address and the way gmail was spelled at the bottom). I warned other fb users...you will never know who will be stupid enough to provide the info being asked).

From: Google Account Management
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:16 AM
Subject: Your Google Account Data
To:


Accurate and very fast Network
Gmail wants to enhance fast and very efficient networking. We therefore want to shut down some email accounts that are not updated regularly.

Warning! You need to supply us with the full details below to verify your Gmail account. Account details not received within 72hours will be automatically shut down.
Account:
Password:
Birth date:
Country:

Thank you for using Gmail !

G MAI L BETA