Gmail users - fake emails that seem to be from Gmail Support

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Gmail users - fake emails that seem to be from Gmail Support

Post by spc3rd » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:05 pm

[For Gmail users]

A recent post in the McAfee Web & Email Protection sub-forum has brought to light an issue involving fake emails which appear to originate from Gmail Tech Support, but are in fact a phishing scam designed to obtain your login information. A sample of this fake email is shown below the dashed line for your reference:
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Subject: Your Mailbox Quota Exceeded

Dear Client,

This is to inform you that your Mailbox Quota limit has been exceeded. To continue using email,you will need to upgrade your Mailbox Quota(please note this is free). Failure to do so,you will be unable to upload additional items to your Drive or photos to Google+, and, after a period of time, incoming messages to your account will be returned to the sender. Note that we will bounce emails until you rectify quota issue.

Validate

We sincerely regret any inconvenience.

Email Team"
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The topic post with more detailed information can be viewed in the aforementioned McAfee sub-forum via the link shown below. (The link takes you to the sub-forum topic listing. Just scroll down the list until you see the Gmail topic entitled, "Your mailbox quota exceeded - From Gmail???").

https://community.mcafee.com/community/home/web_email" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best regards & stay safe!
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