Here’s another scam… these will never, ever end, and they will always be slightly different. They are getting smarter… here’s a my post called Scary Spam where I break down the components of a scam email.
This one looks good enough at first:
But, if you mouse over the link you’ll see, at the bottom left of the browser, that it doesn’t go to a google page at all… it goes to this page where they’ll probably try and get your credit card info:
What I do, when I get this, is not just delete it, but I report it for spam, or in a worse case like this, for phishing (this is a gmail option)… I hope that by doing this I (a) decrease the amount of this crap in my own inbox and (b) somehow penalize the email sending the crap.
Please be careful on what you click on! First mouse over it and look at the URL… that’s the first thing to check out!
Ugh… why can’t people use their powers for good instead of evil? :-/