"The Google+ Support We Just Sent a Message that Must be Read" Phishing Scam
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Google users, beware of Google+ phishing email messages like the one below that are being used by cyber criminals to steal their accounts' usernames and passwords by tricking them into visiting fake/phishing websites, infect their computers with a virus, ransomware or trick you into visiting spam websites. Recipients of similar email messages are asked not to click on the links within them. They should instead, go directly to plus.google.com and sign into their accounts. Once they are signed in, they will be able to view messages and important notifications, if there are any.
The "Google+ Support We Just Sent a Message that Must be Read" Scam
From: Google+Support <email@example.com>
Sent: 12 July 2017 23:43
Subject: We just sent a message that must be read
Automation Service Reporting:
We just sent a message with further instructions.
The Google+ Support.
You can also unsubscribe from these messages or change your notification settings.
Google users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam, that is, those who have visited the fake/phishing website and attempted to to sign-in, are asked to change their Google account password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently or maliciously.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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