"Delete your Google Account" Phishing Scams

Google users, be aware of the fake "Delete your Google Account" email message below, which claims that your accounts will be deactivated or removed from Gmail.com server, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to steal Google usernames and passwords, by tricking Gmail users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

Delete your Google Account Phishing Scams

The "Delete your Google Account" Phishing Scam

From: "Google©" <admin@talosintelligence.com>

Date: January 29, 2018 at 3:56:38 PM EST

Subject: Delete your Google Account

Hello,

This is to inform you that your request on: 31/01/2018 2:37:40 p.m. to remove your account from gmail.com server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.

Regards,

ignore this message to continue with email removal or

If this deactivation was not requested by you

Please reply us.

The Google Accounts team © 2018 Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

NOTE: If You Receive This Message In Your Junk or Spam Its Due to Your Internet Provider

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Gmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Gmail users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Gmail accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Gmail account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

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"Delete your Google Account" Phishing Scams