Beware Of Fake Emails Demanding Your Gmail Account Details

by Rohit Khurana on December 25, 2010

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Today I am here with a security issue related to Gmail. Gmail is one of the best e-mail service providers around the globe and most of the web threats are targeted towards the details of the user accounts of the users. In this post I will be telling you about the new threat which has been observed on Gmail these days and we will also tell you about the measures which can help you to stay away from that threat.

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If you have searched YouTube for the videos showing the way to retrieve the password of a Gmail account, then you must have seen that most of the videos ask you to mail your own e-mail account details and the e-mail address of the target Gmail account to another e-mail ID and then they claim that they will revert back to you with the details of the Gmail account targeted by you. This is nothing but a way to get your e-mail account information but these practices may have got many victims. The e-mail addresses used by these websites seemed to be the ID of an official Gmail ID like gmail.account.check@gmail.com or gmail.acct.upgrade@gmail.com or gmail.server@gmail.com.

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So Google took an initiative to lock these account names and if anyone tried to get closer to these names then Google used to mark those mails as spam so you might have not observed them in your account, but recently we have observed a mail which was sent by this e-mail ID account-upgrade@gmail.com, which mentioned in the mail that Google is cleaning their database so all the users who have not been using their account will be deleted, so that mail requested you to reply to the mail with all the information related to mail like your username, password and your contact number.

This is nothing but a scam, so don’t even think of sharing your password with anyone who is unknown to you. Google will never ask your password they have already got everything in their database and moreover they have their own norms for deleting anyone’s account. Just keep one thing in your mind that never ever share your password with anyone and don’t even care about these fake mails which want your email account details or any other personal details but if you have already been a victim to this scam, then change your password as early as possible and never repeat this mistake again.

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