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June 26, 2012, 10:15:31 PM
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I got a very professionally looking phishing email today, claiming that my account had been locked due to excessive login attempts.  I only grew suspicious when it conviently provided a click-through link to 'verify' my account.

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Your Mt.Gox account access as been limited due to serveral login attempts on your
account, It's important that you verify your account. Mt.Gox is constantly working
to increase security for all users, you are a valued Mt.Gox customer and we do all
we can to protect your account at all times, during this verification process you
will not have full access to your Mt.Gox account. Restricted accounts continue to
receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.

For your security we require further verification to allow us to fully restore your
account in a timely and secure manner.

Please visit the link to verify and restore access now.

Verify & Restore Account

Thank you for helping us protect your account.

We will remove the res!
 trictions on your Mt.Gox account once you have confirmed your online account.

Security Advisory
Best regards,
The Mt.Gox Team




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June 29, 2012, 07:57:07 AM
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Is the grammar in MtGox emails usually that bad? That would be the first red flag to me.

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I got a very professionally looking phishing email today, claiming that my account had been locked due to excessive login attempts.  I only grew suspicious when it conviently provided a click-through link to 'verify' my account.

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Your Mt.Gox account access as been limited due to serveral login attempts on your
account, It's important that you verify your account. Mt.Gox is constantly working
to increase security for all users, you are a valued Mt.Gox customer and we do all
we can to protect your account at all times, during this verification process you
will not have full access to your Mt.Gox account. Restricted accounts continue to
receive payments, but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds.

For your security we require further verification to allow us to fully restore your
account in a timely and secure manner.

Please visit the link to verify and restore access now.

Verify & Restore Account

Thank you for helping us protect your account.

We will remove the res!
 trictions on your Mt.Gox account once you have confirmed your online account.

Security Advisory
Best regards,
The Mt.Gox Team




Sounds really foreign-like to me - that's my first rule to determine scammers from a legitimate business. MTGox's emails are more professional.

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