Some scam attempts are so poorly executed that they are almost entertaining.
This rather lame attempt to steal your Google Account login details fits into that category:
The message claims that someone recently used wrong passwords to sign in to your Google Account. It warns that if you don’t reply to the email to “explain us about this unusual activity”, your account will be suspended.
Of course, if you did reply, you would then be asked to submit your Google Account login credentials and other personal information. The crooks would use this information to hijack your account and perhaps attempt to steal your identity as well.
Scam emails designed to nab your online account details are very common, although most are a little more sophisticated than this attempt.
Sophisticated or not, the best thing to do with such scam messages is hit the delete button.
Transcript of the scam email:
Subject: unusual activity
Someone recently used wrong passwords to try to sign in to your Google account [removed]@gmail.com
we prevented the sign-in attempt, in this case please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Monday at 08:38:12 AM UTC.
IP Address : 126.96.36.199 (GB)
NOTE : if you do not reply to this message to explain us about this unusual activity.
Our records indicate that your account will suspended , try to reply us asap.
Google team Account.