"Request to Close your Google Account" Phishing Scam
Sample of a "Google Account Termination Request" Phishing Scam
From: noreply_(G)oogle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:10 PM
Subject: Update For
We have received your request to close your Google account @gmail.com and it's about to be processed,
To cancel this request and retain your account kindly verify your account
Verify Your Account
The link Above will expire in 24 hours
© 2018 Member Service Team.
The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Google 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 account is hijacked.
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