I wasn't sure whether or not to place this thread here, or in other security issues and news. Today, a relative got an e-mail that came from support @google.com, requesting to let them know that the account is still active, otherwise within 48 hours it would be deleted. Before she called me, she actually clicked on the link, which, fortunately, Internet Explorer didn't redirect to anywhere (I believe it's due the fact I disabled things like IFRAME (which legit sites won't use for nefarious stuff!), etc). But, I could see from the address bar that the link where it tried to redirect to had nothing to do with Google. Also, it makes no sense, at all. Why would Google send e-mails asking for confirmation, considering that the account is used on a daily basis? This is a 100% sure way of letting them know, isn't it? Yes. I, actually, never even read anything about Gmail having a limit time for not being active, otherwise we would lose the account. This clearly was an attempt of phishing, I'm sure. The e-mail support @google.com, could had easily been spoofed to make it look like it comes from Google. It wouldn't be the first time this sort of situation happens to trick people into clicking such links. Has anyone else received such message? This is 100% dubious, IMO. Google would never do this. It makes no sense to me this e-mail. I do not have this sort of message in my account! So, be cautious and alert your friends. It may have been Google, though. But, I find it hard to believe. That's why I posted here instead of Other security issues and thread sub-forum. If a moderator finds it appropriate to be there, please, then do it so. Thank you.