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Re: [SLUG] Hacked email
- To: Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Hacked email
- From: DaZZa <dazzagibbs@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 16:31:13 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 03, 2011 at 09:23:14AM +1000, david wrote:
> [ .. ]
>> I'm on Darren's address book, so I got the scam request for cash
>> from his account. It looked perfectly genuine at first although the
>> return address was dagibbs@Ymail instead of gmail.
> This is the thing. Surely all a gmail users correspondents
> can vouch for the user. This should be enough for them.
> Particularly gmail correspondents who have archived mail.
> That can't be faked. Or would be very hard to fake.
Apparently, not in Google's books.
> Matt, who knows someone similarly affected.
Your friend is like me - S.O.L.
>From what I've read, even if you *do* manage to convince Google you
own the account, the hacker deletes all the mail in it anyway, and
harvests the contacts before deleting them too - so you get nothing