Email, purporting to be from Google Support, claims that the recipient will lose his or her Gmail account if he or she does not reply with the account's username and password and other personal information within seven days of receiving the message.
The message is not from Google. It is a phishing scam designed to steal the recipient's Gmail login details. If a recipient replies with the requested information, Internet scammers can then hijack the his or her Gmail account and use it for further criminal activities.
The following is a sample of the scam e-mail:
Verify Your Identity below:
*Country Or Territory:
It has come to our Notice that some Accounts are not Active anymore,We want to create spaces for new accounts.We will be deleting the inactive Accounts. To verify that your account is Active,please supplying your information above.
At Google, we take your privacy and security seriously.