I didn't even think of that password change being a scam but unfortunately I think you're on to something there...
There is a Resotration of Contacts but unfortunately apparently that didnt work for you :-/
Last edited by GregNY; 06-08-2011 at 07:03 AM.
So what do I do with it? Change it back?
I would think create a new password again just to be safe and sure
Ive had those emails from gmail, paypal, facebook etc. Always look at the link given, and its usually a weird link or has a funny file type to it. If your not sure, dont click the link, but actually go to your address bar and type in the site and do it manually, never follow those links.
My wife did this once and took forever to get rid of the virus that was placed on our computer. Live and learn.
I've never had a genuine 'reset your password' email. I used to frequently get them purporting to be from banks and suspect that I still get them but they don't get past the spam filter. Many of them are supposedly from organisations that I don't even have accounts with! The links often look genuine, but in reality they are spoofed to look like they are taking you to the genuine site but they actually take you to a different one. This site will be spoofed too to look like the genuine login page. Of course, as soon as you have typed in the details they have all they need to get into you account.
Today, when I logged in, I saw a message in red that said that someone from Nigeria was trying to access my account. I was going to copy the message but it disappeared. I really don't know what's going on but I do have all my contacts and can get to them if I attempt to "compose mail". If I type a letter in the address field, the contacts that have that letter appear as a prompt help. However, if I just go to the Contacts folder, there's nothing there but me, and a bunch of 'a's. What has been lost, really, were all the Emails in my Inbox, Sent Mail, Drafts, Spam, and Trash. What's truly lost of importance are the items I had in my Drafts folder, which I'll have to rebuild.
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I asked the Gmail Help forum dude about the Nigeria message (if it's real) and asked if I should change the password yet again. I'm awaiting the response. Thanks for all your input, BTW!
Change that password! Keep em guessing!
Go into 'Mail Settings'>'Accounts and Import' tab and check that there is not an unrecognised email address in the 'Grant access to your account:'. After that, whilst still in 'Accounts and Import' tab click on 'Change password recovery options' and check that the Recovery email and SMS (if used) details are yours. Basically, if your account has been hacked then they might have changed the recovery settings so that everytime you change the password they just need to request a password recovery and it will be sent to the address specified in the recovery settings. After doing this then change your password.