Beware of "Gmail Critical Security Alert for Your Account" Scam

Beware of "Gmail Critical Security Alert for Your Account" Scam

Gmail users, if you have received the "Critical Security Alert for Your Account" email below, which claims a sign-in attempt was blocked for your account, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims' Gmail account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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The "Gmail Critical Security Alert for Your Account" Scam

From: Administration <derogatesmqx575@hallenobjekte.com>

Date: April 1, 2018 at 6:08:15 AM PDT

Subject: Critical security alert for your account

Your account is listed as the recovery email for. Don't recognize this profile? click here.

attempt was blocked for your linked account

Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your profile.


You received this email to let you know about important changes to your profile and services.

© 2018 gmail.com., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Gmail users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://myactivity.google.com/ to check their account activity log.

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  • Posted: Oct 19, 2018 at 8:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Richardson, Texas, United States

    I seem to have accumulated about 30 emails in my junk folder regarding Google mail not being able to be delivered...something about bulk mail. This article has helped me figure the malicious intent.
    Thank you.


  • Posted: Oct 16, 2018 at 9:12 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kandukur, Telangana, India

    moneygramindia12018@cash4u.com identify this email address.


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 3:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I didn't realize this was a scam and pushed the "check activity" button and tried to sign in. AGH- what do I do?!


    • Posted: Jul 21, 2018 at 11:22 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Gresham, Oregon, United States

      change your password.


    • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 8:14 AM by info

      Change your password immediately.


  • Posted: Jul 9, 2018 at 5:53 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I received this email today. I've forwarded it to info@onlinethreatalerts.com


  • Posted: Jun 20, 2018 at 12:25 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    I received one of these letters today. Looked suspicious.


  • Posted: May 24, 2018 at 9:43 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Plympton, South Australia, Australia

    I received a copy of this email today. It was sent to an alternative email address. How did they find the other email address?


  • Posted: May 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "UnsubscribeMessage"
    Date: Dec 12, 2017 12:03 AM
    Subject: Security alert for your G00GLE-account

    Security alert for your G00GLE-account

    if you would to unsubscribe from our mailing list and stop receiving these emails please click unsubscribe button.


  • Posted: May 3, 2018 at 4:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Monroe, Michigan, United States

    I just got the email and I dont have a google account, I have yahoo, so I knew it was a scam


    • Posted: May 9, 2018 at 12:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Lockport, Illinois, United States

      I got an email today 5/9/18 and one last week.


  • Posted: Apr 17, 2018 at 7:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    I received one this morning. If you have a gmail account click the arrow down on the right and report it as phishing. That is all you can do.


  • Posted: Apr 9, 2018 at 10:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    I receive these messages every day, sometimes several a day. They come from 'ghost' email addresses that have nothing to do with Google.

    The annoyance is minimal. All I do is delete them.

    I have never clicked on any of the links in the message.

    There is no way that I know of to block the messages as the sender address changes every time.


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