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Discussion in 'Google' started by dpsubi1, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hello all,

    I received an email today as shown below:

    Hello,
    Dear Gmail customer
    After our free email services we offer you to sing up for our free hosting services.
    This service currently is in beta test.
    And we choose you to test this services and report us any bug you may find.We give you unlimited webspace on your own domain name you must only change your dns services to *** and *** and enter your domain name in our special control panel.
    Our servers are linux based and we support PHP, SSL (Secure Shell),FTP,Stats,CGI,Perl,Unlimited email address and finaly 500 MySQL Database.
    
    Notice :
    Dont sell this invitation code in auction website that may cause we disable your account in the future.
    
    Your invitation code :
    **** REMOVED the link for security reasons ****
    
    Need help ? Hosting-Support@google.com
    Google Webhosting Team
    Code (markup):
    The link goes to gmail-application.com and prompts for username and password. Even if you enter the wrong password it navigates to Google APPS page.

    Also the email doesn't look professional .. have spell and grammatical errors :cool:
    SEMrush
    Looks SPAM to me. What you guys/gals think ?

    If you receive an email as shown above DO NOT SIGN UP.
     
    dpsubi1, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #2
    I guess it is a fake. The domain registration seems to point to Hong Kong, I doubt Google needs to outsource domain registration. The DNS is

    ns1.dns-diy.net
    ns2.dns-diy.net

    Better report to Google and let them settle this.
    BTW it looks empty, I guess action had been taken.

    It sounds real I guess I would have been fooled.
     
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    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    #3
    That means definitely it's a spam..

    spam to get your gmail account and password..
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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  4. Sharpwebhosting

    Sharpwebhosting Member

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    #4
    there are too many grammatical errors for that to be an official google email.
     
    Sharpwebhosting, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    debach Banned

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    #5
    one comment, for email n link to empty page: ridiculous.
     
    debach, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    kronikmedia Peon

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    #6
    It does sound too good to be true. Although I don't think it is too far fetched for Google to be offering web-hosting; I am not too sure of the validity of this email. I am quite certain web-hosting is something Googlke will be offering in the near future. It is only a logical progression form Google's other website related services such as Google apps, emil for business or domain names.
     
    kronikmedia, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    JoX23 Peon

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    #7
    Poor grammer, incorrect spelling = fraud. I think google would be able to spring for someone to do spell checking for them.
     
    JoX23, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    kanwarjot Notable Member

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    #8
    :eek: Spammers are getting on nerves now...see the timing...they offer it near Christmas so that people feel its a kind of free gift from Google
     
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  9. dpsubi1

    dpsubi1 Notable Member

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    I removed the link from the post to avoid others getting into trouble by sigining into that site. The homepage is empty but the inner pages given in the original email works.
    I don't think it will happen in near future. :)
     
    dpsubi1, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    Shazz Prominent Member

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    #10
    You can however send many documents to yourself in gmail and actually use that as a sort of web host :)
     
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    martinuk Active Member

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    #11
    The Word IS Crazy ......
     
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    micksss Notable Member

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    #12
    I've read about this or a similar phishing email claiming to be Google in another thread a month or two ago. You should try to forward it somehow to Google maybe... Damn phishers :(
     
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    WishBone Peon

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    #13
    Hahaha, don't fall on this. Google will not announce that kind of topic personally.
     
    WishBone, Dec 17, 2008 IP
  14. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #14
    huh?
    Its definitely a SPAM.
     
    Abhik, Dec 17, 2008 IP
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    ciplseo Peon

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    #15
    With the purpose of absolutely it's a spam..
     
    ciplseo, Dec 17, 2008 IP