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Beware of "Gmail Update Your Phone Number Now to Add More Security to Your Account" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Gmail Update Your Phone Number Now to Add More Security to Your Account" Phishing Scam

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Gmail users, if you have received the "Update Your Phone Number Now to Add More Security to Your Account" email below, which claims you need to do so for security reasons, 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).

The "Gmail Update Your Phone Number Now to Add More Security to Your Account" Phishing Scam

Subject: Secure your Email account right now !!!

Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 15:27:03 +0100

From: G-mail Accounts Team (noreply@googlemail.com) <dcrowder@bcmintl.ca>

UPDATE YOUR PHONE NUMBER NOW TO ADD MORE SECURITY TO YOUR ACCOUNT ! ! !

Dear G-mail user,

Due to security reasons, we hereby advise all our email users to add their current phone number so secure your account with us.

If you fail to add your phone number right now, your email account or any services attached to your Google services will be deleted from our server and you will not be able to send out or receive emails or use any of Google services.

CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR PHONE NUMBER NOW

If the above link fails to open, please type this website into your web browser to update your phone number

hxxp://www.tiny.cc/g-mail_phonenumber_update

We are here to protect your account with us.

Sincerely,

Google Accounts Team.

Gmail users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.gmail.com. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of important updates or changes.

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