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Is this genuine?

Post by mich » Mon 07 May, 2012 23:04

I received this email.

Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account,xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:

Location: Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico

If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately. Find out how at http://support.google.com/accounts?p=reset_pw :?:
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Re: Is this genuine?

Post by Jonttt » Mon 07 May, 2012 23:26

If your not sure just log into your account as you would normally do (ie never click on any links given to you) and reset the password ;-)
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Re: Is this genuine?

Post by mich » Mon 07 May, 2012 23:37

The only Acc I have with google is an email Acc? I don't do their social net working :?
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Post by pingu » Tue 08 May, 2012 00:51

If you hover over the hyperlink, is it the same?

Often when you hover over a "safe" hyperlink such as http:\\www.microsoft.com\account-reset.html you see something like http:\\hyurdt.ru\shgsdmd3h32332\4jdmc.html. This is a link to a website that looks like a microsoft site and is only there to steal your password details.
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Re: Is this genuine?

Post by Southernboy » Tue 08 May, 2012 08:40

I wouldn't go to the suggested site!!! That could well be part of the scam. I would do the usual login and reset the password there. I get emails from banks that I don't bank with and those I do...all suggesting that an attempt has been made etc etc...It's a scam. Whenever an actual attempt takes place, my bank actually calls me on my mobile to notify me.
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Re: Is this genuine?

Post by XVar » Tue 08 May, 2012 10:51

If you login to your Gmail account there's a link at the far bottom right which says Last account activity: 0 minutes ago Open in 1 other location Details. If you click the details link it shows a window with the last 10 logins to your account. If there's any you don't recognise, reset your password. Probably a good idea to reset your password just in case.

Edit: Just noticed the e-mail said it prevented the login, so it probably won't show up in there. The link you pasted is a real google one so I would think that the e-mail is indeed genuine. Probably people just trying default passwords on e-mail addresses (123, password, etc.).
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Re: Is this genuine?

Post by mich » Wed 09 May, 2012 06:37

Thanks guys it was genuine and I had to make a stronger password, again thanks for your replies
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