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Beware of "Google Email Account is in Danger" Phishing Scams

2017-08-14T21:32:28 -  +
Beware of "Google Email Account is in Danger" Phishing Scams

Google or Gmail users who have received email security alerts like the one below, which claim their accounts are in danger, should delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake Google security alerts are being sent by cyber criminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to fake or phishing websites disguised as Google's Gmail website. The phishing websites steal Google account credentials and send them to the cyber criminals behind the scams. Once the cyber criminals receive the stolen credentials, they will gain access, hijack and use the accounts the credentials belong fraudulently.

Please continue below.

Therefore, Google users who have already been tricked by the phishing scams are asked to change their passwords immediately. For those who are not able to sign into their accounts, they should click here for help regaining access to their accounts.

A Sample of the "Google Email Account is in Danger" Phishing Scam

From: "GoogIemail Team" <[email protected]>

Date: Jul 7, 2017 1:44 PM

Subject: IMPORTANT Security Alert! Your account security is in danger.

Help keep your account safe and secure

Unsubcribe from unauthorised spaming list

Hi

Here are some apps & sites that you allowed to connect to your account.Your account is getting many spam mails from different unauthorized email marketing spammers.You need to oped out from spam email list for security of your email address.

To unsubcribe from spammer's list click here.

We are concerned about spam mails, kindly reply back if you want to remove all unnecessary mails: [email protected]

For any query regarding this action please send feedback here.

Google users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to www.gmail.com and sign into. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes, alerts, and updates, if there are any.

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Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: 2017-08-15T02:46:23 by Costa20 from or near: Accra (Osu Klottey), Greater Accra, Ghana

    So how can we get those kind of fraudsters.

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-15T06:23:31 by info

      It is hard to find the fraudsters because most of them are operating in foreign countries.

      delete


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