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The Bottom Line: Password scam

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 08:47 PM EDT
A warning about a new scam that is targeting passwords on Google and Gmail.

Experts are saying that the scam is difficult to detect and hard to stop from happening but there are things users can look out for. 

According to tech experts the scam begins with an e-mail with the subject line reading "Mail Notice" or "Lookout Notice."  Experts also say that the body of the message reads that your e-mail will be "locked out in 24 hours."  The e-mail also will give a link offering an instant increase in your e-mail storage which will instead lead you to a fake Google log-in page asking for credentials.

According to experts once the credentials are entered, that is when the scammer attains access to your e-mail and other Google files.

Users are being urged to always be very cautious when you receive an "urgent" e-mail from someone you don't know or from a reputable institution.The Bottom Line: Password scam


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