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We are Upgrading our System to Reduce Spam - Phishing Gmail Scam

2014-05-22T10:53:59  +
We are Upgrading our System to Reduce Spam - Phishing Gmail Scam

The email message below: "We are upgrading our Email system to enable us reduce the occurrence of Spam.", which appears as if it came from Gmail, is actually a phishing scam use by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into submitting their Gmail usernames, passwords, phone numbers, date of birth and email addresses on a fake webpage. This phishing email message was not sent by Gmail and you should not click on any of the link within it.

Please continue below.

The Phishing Gmail Email Message

Dear Gmail.com Email Owner,

We are upgrading our Email system to enable us reduce the occurrence of Spam. You are to click on the Link below to Upgrade your Email.

hxxp://www.byfocal.com/forms/forms/form1.html

Signed
IT Service!
System Administrator ®

Clicking on any of the links in this email message, will take you to the fake webpage with the bogus submission form below:
hxxp://www.byfocal.com/ forms/forms/form1.html

Submission form on www.byfocal.com

If you enter your email address, username, password, phone number and date of birth, it will be sent to the scammers who have created this phishing email message and webpage.

If you have already submitted your information on the bogus form, please change your Gmail password immediately.

If you are sent an email message and ask to click on a link, please do not.instead, go to www.gmail.com and sign-in or login into your account. Gmail will display their notifications to you, if there are any.

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