Beware of Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications Phishing Scams
Jun 3, 2016
Google users, beware of fake Gmail or Google email messages (see below) disguised as notifications that appear as if they came from Google. Cybercriminals are sending out the fake/phishing email messages to random potential victims in an attempt to trick them into clicking on the links within the same email messages. The links in the fake messages go to phishing/fake Google websites created by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Google account credentials (user names and passwords) by asking them to sign into the phishing/fake Google websites.
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The phishing Google websites look exactly like the legitimate Google websites, which is why many Google users are being tricked into submitting their user names and passwords on the fake websites, thinking they are signing into the legitimate Google website.
Google or Gmail users who have already been tricked by the fake email messages, should change their Google password immediately, before their Google accounts are hijacked and use fraudulently by cybercriminals. Google or Gmail users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.gmail.com or accounts.google.com to sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be able to view notifications and other important messages, if there are any.using the method mentioned above is the best way to protect against phishing scams.
Also, Google users should enable to Google 2-Step Verification or Authentication, which will help prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to their accounts, even if their passwords have been stolen.to learn more about Google 2-Step Verification, please click here.
Samples of the Gmail or Google Phishing Email Scam
From: Gmail Service
Subject: Undeliverable messages
(Google Service) just sent you a message:
Don't want occasional updates about Gmail activity? Change what email Gmail Team sends you.
From: Secure Google Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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