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Beware of "Request To Terminate Your Google Account Has Been Accepted" Phishing Scam

2018-02-22T13:12:47 -  +
Beware of "Request To Terminate Your Google Account Has Been Accepted" Phishing Scam

Google users, be aware of the fake "Request To Terminate Your Google Account Has Been Accepted" email message below, which claims that your accounts will be deleted or removed, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to steal Google usernames and passwords, by tricking Google users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Request To Terminate Your Google Account Has Been Accepted" Phishing Scam

From: Account update <[email protected]>

Date: February 21, 2018 at 10:58:36 PM EST

Subject: Request to terminate your google Account has been accepted.

Reply-To: [email protected]

Reply-To: [email protected]

Reply-To: [email protected]

Reply-To: [email protected]

Dear Customer,

You submitted a request to terminate your mail account and the process has started by our 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 mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your mail account will be Denied.

If you wish to Terminate your Email Address, you can Sign Up for a new mail account.

For further help please contact by replying to this mail.


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The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Google website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Google users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Google accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Google account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-26T06:22:02 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: AccountUpdate
    Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 7:05 AM
    Subject: Your Request For google Account Termination has been Accepted


    You submitted a request to terminate your Account and the process has been initiated by our team and for security reasons
    you will be logged out of all browsing sessions automatically

    To cancel the termination reply to this mail.

    Don't recognize this activity?
    For more information on how to recover your account.Please contact us by replying to this mail.


    • Posted: 2018-04-26T10:49:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

      Just got this identical message yesterday (4/25/2018). It did land in my SPAM folder, but at one point yesterday morning all my email accounts starting shutting down. I restarted my browser and computer and nothing further happened.


  • Posted: 2018-04-22T05:25:17 by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    The email address I received from:

    [email protected] via telus.com
    [email protected] via telus.com


  • Posted: 2018-04-21T12:10:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Newhall, California, United States

    Reply is showing this email: [email protected]


  • Posted: 2018-04-21T12:03:41 by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Ohio, United States

    Thanks for the information!
    I also received emails like this. Supposedly coming from these email address:

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]


  • Posted: 2018-04-10T10:15:26 by an anonymous user from or near: Oxford, Mississippi, United States

    I received this very email from [email protected], please add this to the list


  • Posted: 2018-03-21T22:37:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Satellite Beach, Florida, United States

    Thank you for this and well-needed reassurance. I just got this alert two days after I was changing my Google account settings and truly got tricked based on the coincidence alone. I sent a reply email and thank God it didn't go any further and I didn't provide personal details.


  • Posted: 2018-02-24T05:39:15 by an anonymous user from or near: Rockford, Illinois, United States

    I got one for Hotmail too.


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