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May 19, 2012, 05:24:10 PM

I got the following email last night. The wording is decent but the links embedded dont point to the real MtGox. Yes, my email does appear in the leaked Gox account info from last year.

Hope nobody falls for it...Note that quoting it here doesnt show the actual urls that were set in the html email sent, I put those in parens after the link targets in the msg.

Be careful out there!

MtGox Support via
10:42 PM (11 hours ago)
to me
Dear Mt.Gox user,

Your account is currently pending review, please visit (pointed to:
For those users who have had their accounts marked for review, an explanation of why were are implementing these security measures can be found here:

Security Measures Explained (pointed to: )

�Verified� Accounts are eligible for monthly/daily transaction limits of up to 5 times the monthly limit and 10 times the daily limit.

In order to apply for the �Verified� account status please attach a copy of the following documents:
- Your government issued photo ID (passport, permanent residence card or driver�s license) and
- A scan of either your monthly utility bill (power, phone, TV, gas, water, etc.) or a certificate of residency issued by your local government.

The Mt.Gox team
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May 19, 2012, 07:31:05 PM

I got one too.

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May 19, 2012, 10:11:06 PM

I got one too. In fact I've been getting these every other month or so.

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May 20, 2012, 07:52:05 AM

I've never gotten one of these, you should try to unsubscribe to these emails.
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May 23, 2012, 01:20:48 AM


Thank you for the posting this here.  Yes, we do not send any emails asking you to click on a link to verify accounts and that is clearly a phishing email.  Please refer to this link for other phishing emails that have been sent in the past to Mt.Gox users.
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