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The "Critical Security Alert for your Linked Google Account" Scam

Google users who have received the fake "Critical Security Alert for your Linked Google Account" email below, which claims that someone just used your password to try to sign into your profile and services, are asked not to follow the instructions in the email. This is because the email is a scam that has links that go to phishing or fake websites that steal account, personal and financial information.

The Critical Security Alert for your Linked Google Account Scam
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The "Critical Security Alert for your Linked Google Account" Scam

From: Google <no-reply@accounts.google.com>

Date: 17 September 2018 at 22:33:12 BST

Subject: Critical security alert for your linked Google Account

claire cunnick

Your account clairecunnick@yahoo.co.uk is listed as the recovery email for clairecunnick@gmail.com. Don't recognize this account? Click here

Sign-in attempt was blocked for your linked Google Account

clairecunnick@gmail.com

Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account. Google blocked them, but you should check what happened.

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Online users who have been tricked by the phishing email are asked to change their passwords and check their accounts for discrepancies.

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The "Critical Security Alert for your Linked Google Account" Scam