What is this?

I have a honeypot email designed for getting spam emails. I’ve been getting a few weird emails from gmail address. They all go something like this: ([MYEMAILUSERNAME] being the name of my email account)

Body: hi what is your name?


Body: Hello [MYEMAILUSERNAME], I'm from Clifton.

What is this all about?

Without a doubt spam or phishing attempt. Expand the header content of the email…

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What’s the phishing email address? I might be able to get a location on the scammer. I can’t guarantee it, but let’s be hopeful.

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Looks like a bot gmail address:

[email protected]

Raw email:

<div dir="ltr">Hello spamsearch, I&#39;m from Clifton.</div>

Is there a way to report Gmail accounts to Google?

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Yes, I Have google 1 So I Have direct comms with them. However they ask that you send them a report from the email associated with the Spam email but you should try to communicate with them first hand and see what they want you to do.

Good question! I report “phishing” emails to them all the time, yet still get them. Lazy incompentents?

I tried reporting a business site to Google. It didn’t work out for me so I had to give up. Is there a fix for that?

I Mean https://ic3.gov or The Registar. They most likely will not do much but log it.