Subject: Request to Terminate Your account has been accepted
From: AccountUpdate qAvmWq4@zbikfv.uk via physics.metu.edu.tr
Date: Apr 26 (10 days ago)
to _To: millions of people
Dear Gmail Customer,
You submitted a request to terminate your Gmail mail account and the process has started by our Gmail mail Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your mail account.
To cancel the termination request reply to this mail.
All files on your Gmail mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Gmail mail account will be Denied.
If you wish to Terminate your Email Address, you can Sign Up for a new Gmail mail account.
For further help please contact by replying to this mail.
Gmail! Account Services
Please watch out for emails like this. No, I didn’t ask for my Gmail account to be terminated, and neither did you.
If you respond to the email, you will be confirming that you are a live sucker to these people:
And it’s a penny to a quid that every one of them is a scammer who will do their best to get your personal information or your money.
How do you know this message is not from Gmail? It was sent from The Gmail! account team (Gmail doesn’t use a “!” in their name like “Yahoo!” does. In addition to that, the return address is:
AccountUpdate qAvmWq4@zbikfv.uk via physics.metu.edu.tr
A double redirect, one from the UK and one from Turkey. No, Virginia, that’s not Gmail.
Be careful out there.
The Old Wolf has spoken.