I recently got an email from a relative in the u.s.a the subject being 'name name wants to chat' when I opened the mail, it was a set of links to install 'gmail' and 'google talk'. I immediately contacted my relative to see if he had sent the email and he knew nothing about it. If this is genuinely from google then I consider it to be a rotten way to behave. Has anyone had a similar experience. If it's a phishy thingy who do we tell?
>> I opened the link but was not quite sure what action I should take to prevent further instances of the intrusion occurring. advice please? <<
My link was merely to demonstrate that Google DO send these "invitations" using clients address books. Absolutely nothing you can do - but as Technotiger says your relative in the USA could stop using googlemail if they so wished.
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