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Warning – Gmail scam – Hot off the press!

The following popped up in my inbox literally moments ago and it should be noted that it is a scam. Do not respond to this mail, delete it immediately.

We are shutting down some Gmail accounts, due to the anonymous registration that is going on. Kindly supply the below information to verify and let us know if you still want to use this account..

Pass word:
Birth date:

Warning code: f9d9c4a9-c482a016-1cae38d5ae

Warning!!!! Account details not received within 72hours will be automatically shut down and closed permanently.
– The Gmail Team

For those still unconvinced, take a look at how they spell password.  The mail is shown as coming from albert.mindlink@gmail.com and replies to acct.updating101@gmail.com

The shame is, there will still be people sucked in by the mail and whilst the majority of readers to Openbytes won’t fall victim, I am aware via many email conversations that many new users read my blog.

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the Openbytes statement, here.

About Tim

Online tech writer, novelist/author of sci-fi literature and co-host of the TechBytes Show! I believe in multi-culturalism & diversity. Luton Town FC supporter.


2 thoughts on “Warning – Gmail scam – Hot off the press!

  1. Scum. They just never give up.

    Posted by The Mad Hatter | April 18, 2010, 10:27 pm


  1. Pingback: Warning – Gmail scam – Hot off the press! « OpenBytes | Gmail HOT news - April 18, 2010

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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets, both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast.  Supporter of free and open source software.

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