12 November 2007

Phishing Attempt with gmail

Delivered-To: xxxxxxxx@gmail.com
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Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:24:25 -0800 (PST)
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Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:24:25 -0800 (PST)
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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:24:25 -0800
From: "Customer Centre"
To: philiprony@gmail.com
Subject: Gmail Account Warning!!! ( Verify Your Account now To Avoid It Closed)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
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GMAIL BETA



VERIFY YOUR FREE GMAIL ACCOUNT NOW !!!


Dear Gmail Account Owner,
This message is from Gmail messaging center to all Gmail free
account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading
our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused
Gmail account to create more space for new accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it
below so that we will know that it's a present used account.

CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY BELOW

Gma il! ID : ..........
Password : ...........
Date of Birth : ......
Country or Territory : ...........
Enter the letter from the Security Image : ........
859304

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.

Thank you for using Gmail !
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks,
The Gmail Team
GMAIL BETA

 



This was one of the most amazing mails that I have got. Seems like somebody got really creative. Best part is the security image. Amazingly this security image is a text. Woosh. Creativity at its heights. Morons really. Look at that warning code. Too good.  Dumbos get real. Nobody is going to fall for this silly mail. Genius of this guy lies in the fact that he got hold of the mail id as customer.mailboxverification@gmail.com . I know for sure that gmail or for that matter any free email service provider will never be able to block these people. I have seen mailid dropping a few characters or replacing a few characters to avoid detection. So best of luck to Google and others in fighting them out. Its just that people must be careful enough to discard this out.

1 comment:

LorD said...

its almost believable until u read the "premium account" part... WTF? where the hell do gmail provide premium accounts...?