They are getting smarter
“We are conducting another system enhancement to improve Gmail security. Periodically we will need you to verify your identity. Please proceed right away by providing us with the information; user name password birth date country [all four concepts were put in brackets in the original mail, however when I try to post them like they are in the mail, the info inside the brackets disappear].
Refusal to verify your information will result to the account been permanently closed.
Gmail a bit easier
The Gmail Team”
Sent by “email@example.com”, the title of the mail is ‘Verify your Gmail’. Most spam contains a narrative about a big potential upside that you will forego if you do not react, but few spammers have figured out how to exploit loss aversion as well as this mail. You can lose you email-account if you don’t give them the info they need right away. I think it’s the most convincing spam-mail I’ve gotten yet.
To anyone who’s in doubt if this is spam: If you’re even reasonably sure it’s not, you should be shorting Google’s stock bigtime.