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google says someone attempted to sign into my account. is this really google or a scam?

lissa413 May 24, 2012 11:57 AM
Posted in group: Gmail Help Forum

Categories: Account Access and Safety : Internet Explorer : Discuss with others :

I just went to my gmail and got a banner saying my account was attempted to be accessed from Spain. If it is not me change my password. Then I got the following email from


Someone recently tried to sign in to your Google Account, (my email). We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:

Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:22:14 PM GMT
IP Address:
Location: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately. Find out how at

The Google Accounts Team

© 2012 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google product or account.

I was about to go change my password but my husband thinks it is a scam and not really google. Can someone please tell me.