"Closing And Deleting Of Your Google Account in Progress" Phishing Scam
The Phishing Google Account Email Message
From: Update Info <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:38 AM
Subject: Closing And Deleting Of Your Google Account In Progress
We contacted you to let you know we will close & delete your Account! now
We would like to give you our final notice today before closing this email account.
Kindly visit your account below to cancel this unknown request
VISIT YOUR ACCOUNT DASHBOARD & CANCEL REQUEST
Account team Inc © 2017
The link in the email message goes to phishing website looking exactly like Google's. On the website, visitors will be asked to sign-in, but any attempts to sign-in will result in their credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam. Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will gain access to the accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.
Google users who have already been tricked by the phishing email message are asked to change their Google account password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
This is why Google users should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to https://accounts.google.com/ and sign-in from there. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of changes or updates that need to be done to their accounts, if there is any.
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