Friday, February 26, 2010

Don't send/share your password with anyone. Just ignore the phishing emails

Recently I got another phishing email asking my gmail username and password.

I assume many people might have received similar email. I heard that some emails will ask password of your online bank accounts also.

Don't send reply for these junk/phishing emails. Just ignore them.
No one including Google will ask your password for verification. Actually they can not verify your account using your password. Because, even they can not access your password as your password will be stored in encrypted format.

Find below the email which I received. I am not sure if there is any way to report these spam mails with Google or any other fraud preventing systems. If you know any such a system you can share it thro' the comments.

dateTue, Feb 16, 2010 at 1:42 AM
subjectYour Account

Dear Member
We are shutting down some email accounts and your account was automatically chosen to be deleted. If you are still interested in using our email service please fill in the space below for verification purpose by clicking the reply button. Learn more

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Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
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The Gmail Team

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