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Author Topic: WARNING: Gmail users- fake / phishing email around.  (Read 1553 times)

AdrianH

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WARNING: Gmail users- fake / phishing email around.
« on: September 24, 2011, 06:00:50 AM »

This is being sent out ........

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Dear Gmail Account User,

A DGTFX virus has been detected in your folders
Your email account has to be upgraded to our new
Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version  to prevent
damages to our email log and your important
files.

Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and
send back or your email account will be terminated
immediately to avoid spread of the virus.

USER ID:
PASSWORD:
PHONE NUMBER:
DATE OF BIRTH:

Gmail Technical Team
Note that your password will be encrypted with
1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety to
avoid any unauthorized user.

Totally fake but many are going to fall for it.
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roseway

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Re: WARNING: Gmail users- fake / phishing email around.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 07:26:36 AM »

Oh dear yes, many thousands will fall for that one. Thanks for the warning Adrian.
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Re: WARNING: Gmail users- fake / phishing email around.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 10:06:32 AM »

Thanks for the warning Adrian,I use Gmail so will be on the lookout
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silversurfer44

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Re: WARNING: Gmail users- fake / phishing email around.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 10:22:13 AM »

That will most certainly catch a few out. Thanks for the warning Adrian.
I never give details that are asked for in the document.
Nice to know about it though.
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