Beware of "Google Inactive Account Review" Phishing Scams

Beware of "Google Inactive Account Review" Phishing Scams

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Google users who have received emails like the one below, which claim that their accounts are inactive and need to be reactivated, are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to steal Google user names and passwords, by tricking Google users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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A "Google Inactive Account Review" Phishing Scam

From: G 0 0 G L E <YLLPiXBNxAxCG@mQzXagYXOUqtpJEoDCZ.kuyla.bravo-dog.net>

Date: November 21, 2018 at 2:42:46 PM PST

To: <shmTUKurmaIyQiwRouO@itlgopk.uk>

Subject: Suspecious activities detected in your account.

Reply-To: <contact@car-ins.org.uk>,<contact@Insuranceoffers.org.uk>,<reply@cisco.com>,<reply@routinetrip.net>,<newsletter@techcrunch.com>,<replay@ask.com>,<replay@indeed.com>

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The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Google or Gmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Google 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 Google 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 Google or Gmail account is hijacked.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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