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@yugasini (12815)
Anantapur, India
November 3, 2011 3:19am CST
hi mylot friends, two days back i have received a mail from gmail team to provide my account details, i am pasting the letter sent by gmail for your information, kindly clarify how far it is true? Recently, we have been cleaning our database system and making sure we have enough space to accommodate new users. We don't want any user to lose access to his/her account during this upgrade process, so we're requesting that all users participate in the upgrade process by informing us the requested details below regarding your account information on our new database for proper verification and confirmation. ******************************* * Email ID : * Password : * Confirm Password : * Full Name : * Year of Birth : * Present Country : ******************************** WARNING: Your refusal to participate in the verification process within the period of 48hours may result in your account suspension and permanently disable. We will not be responsible for your negligence.
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8 responses
@shibham (17025)
• India
3 Nov 11
I got an almost similar mail from mylot regarding paypal account. So who send you this mail?
@yugasini (12815)
• Anantapur, India
7 Nov 11
hi shibham, thanks for the response, but i have not given any reply to that mail and i have ignored that mail,so there is no problem with such mails, but i have not received that mail in yahoo account, it is better to contact admin for any clarifications, have a nice day
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 11
I also often get emails like that, but I never responded.
• India
3 Nov 11
good, dont ever consider those mails.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
4 Nov 11
It is fake. It is easy to change an email so it appears to come from another address. Easy fix for this is to access your account and change your password. Use a secure password and change it once in a while. Same with Yahoo. Change your password periodically.
@yugasini (12815)
• Anantapur, India
12 Nov 11
hi trruk, thanks for the comment on my discussion, i am using secure password since 3 years, my password is difficult to know, i am trickly putting a charector in my password, but chainging password is some what difficult to remember everytime with every sites, have a nice day
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
It's a phishing scam meant to illicitly obtain information about your account. And I would assume that spelling errors and grammatical mistakes wouldn't figure in an official email. (Of course, this is aside from knowing that the people who have a database of our information wouldn't need to ask them again.)
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
3 Nov 11
Hello Friend... I'm positive that it is Fraud.. Don't send any info, they'll clear your account. Pass that e mail to the Cyber Crime Branch in your area and leave it. Remember: no bank asks for such vital info through e mail... Instead, they'll call you up.... Take care...
@yugasini (12815)
• Anantapur, India
4 Nov 11
hi Mr Pearl, thanks for the response,but the mail was received in gmail itself, so i am doubting about the genuine of the mail,but i have not replied that mail till now, but i have to wait for some days what happen for my site, so i have not given reply to that mail, have a nice day
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
8 Nov 11
I have said this before and I cannot make this point clearer if I tried. No one, for no reason whatsoever will ever ask for your personal information, no matter what. Even if it is an official looking e-mail, there have been many spoofing e-mail accounts to try and trick people into giving their personal details. It is a phishing scam, to give your personal data, information, and I'm astonished that in this day and age that anyone is going to fall for such an obvious trick. Someone posing as Yahoo also played the same trick months ago with one of my accounts, saying that they needed personal information, or they would shut down my account within seven days. Three months later, I didn't give any personal information and the account is quite frankly still there. Again, I cannot make the point clearer, that NO ONE NO MATTER WHAT WILL ASK FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS LEGIT. I would use bold if I could. This has been an obvious scam going on for years and years, at least since the 1990s for various e-mail providers. It looks legit because that is the genius in it. It wouldn't be a good scam if it didn't look realistic.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
dear yugasini, you should be very careful about any mail asking for password. i think this one is scam. do not give it. ann
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
6 Nov 11
I think it is a fraud. Do not give your secret information to anyone without being sure of the identity of that particular person. I hope 48 hours have already passed and your gmail account is still valid.