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fake phishing email?
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doctor gerlis

 12:42 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think I have just been caught into giving my login details in response to a phishing email purporting to come from Google. I have now changed my login details, but I wanted to warn others. We had a standard G notification that an ad had been disapproved with a link to log in. No ad is diapproved and I have informed google. Question is, they cannot get my credit card details since these are encrypted- what other harm could they have done - changed my ads? Any one have any bad experiences?



 12:51 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Make sure you forward the full headers of the phishing e-mail to G. I'm sure they'd be interested.

doctor gerlis

 1:08 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have done this- the phishing was sophisticated-having logged in I was taken to a page which was effectively my summary page.


 4:32 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

change your password asap

doctor gerlis

 6:30 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

So has no-one else had this email? Perhaps it is one of my competitors.


 6:34 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Get the headers form the email and see what mail server it was sent from, and work backwards from there. Expect to get dead ended quickly though as I bet the server is outside this country. If not, you're in real luck.


 9:52 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Theoretically it could be your competitor although unlikely, but rather someone who would use your account for "free" advertising, until revealed. Not sure about other reason why would one do something like that.

Thanks very much for posting it here.

doctor gerlis

 10:10 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys-it seems odd that this has not been reported by anyone else. Let's wait and see what happens or if anyone else reports it.

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