"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

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 or 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 Google websites created by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Google account credentials (usernames and passwords) by asking them to sign into the phishing/fake Google websites.

Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications Phishing Scams

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:

Undeliverable messages.

Learn more
View messages

Don't want occasional updates about Gmail activity? Change what email Gmail Team sends you.

From: Secure Google Team (danny2@succeed360.com)
Deferred notification.

View notifications.

Google service

From: GmailSupport

Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 12:17 AM

Subject: Returned email message Klbond


(Google Service) just sent you a message:


Returned email message.

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July 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Springfield, Illinois, United States

So I have been getting a similar message except it says G has blocked delivery of sent message under the bulk spam mail. Goes on to say it is from so and so from google support. But, I am getting this message on my yahoo email account and not on my google account. Also, have been getting a notification message that my yahoo user id needs verification. This has been going on with the verification notification since the last changes yahoo just made. I assume now that that both of these are are fake. Am I correct?


July 17, 2017 at 3:15 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

Yes. Both emails are fakes or phishing scams. Never click on the links in those email messages. Always go directly to your accounts and sign-in from there. If there is anything that you need to do, you will be notified after signing in.


June 26, 2017 at 9:26 AM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: G Accounts <grill-ntkenden@mahlerent.com>

Sent: 26 June 2017 15:21

Subject: Message you sent blocked by our bulk email filter

Google Updates

Charlotte Powell (Google Service) sent you a message:


Returned email message.

Learn more

View messages"


April 30, 2017 at 11:18 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: GoogleTeam <edb6d47@chambresdhotes-vosges.com>

Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:56 AM

Subject: Undeliverable messages Tkamensack


(Gmail Service) just sent you a message:


Returned email message.

Get more information

View messages"


April 23, 2017 at 7:17 AM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Asuncion, Asunción, Paraguay

Here is another scam:


GoogleService <fe6ca10e@home.se>

For xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Apr 21 4:31 a.m.


Mia White (Google Service) sent you a message:"


March 9, 2017 at 8:45 AM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

Here is another scam:

-Original Message-

"From: GoogleNotify [mailto:fitzmaurice@nrm.se]

Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:01 AM

Subject: Incoming messages Jlkldeerhaven


Alexis Davis (Gmail Service) has sent you a message:


Message status: undeliverable.

Don't want occasional updates about Gmail activity? Change what email Google Support sends you."


February 9, 2017 at 9:30 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Is this or one exactly like it, usually FedEx, either scam or phishing?


January 3, 2017 at 10:05 AM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Got email, said I won money and was sponsored by Google and Microsoft, but I had to call and fax Europe to get my money is this a scam?


January 3, 2017 at 12:13 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams

Yes, it is a scam.


September 8, 2016 at 1:07 PM by
"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Looked fishy on phone and email, so Googled and got here. Glad I did not click through.


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Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

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What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • Identitytheft.gov: If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at www.identitytheft.gov. This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

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"Gmail or Google Undeliverable Messages and Notifications" Phishing Scams