A new email fraud has brought a new difficulty for the users of Gmail account. Innocent users have been warned to beware of a dangerous Gmail mail spam. This email fraud is happening all over the world including India, which is increasing the problems of the users. In this, a completely new method is used to fraud with the users. For this, the user does not need to click on fake links or download malware.
This Gmail email phishing is much more personal. Scammers are now sending emails that come in the names of big companies like Amazon or PayPal. These emails claim that a major purchase has just been made on the account of the aggrieved user.
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Like all other email frauds, this email also comes with official fonts and messages using people, which looks very original to a large extent. There is no way to stop this illegal purchase from happening. The option to cancel this order is only for users to make phone calls.
This email includes a phone number and the included message says, ‘If you haven’t made a purchase yet, please call us. If you are tricked into dialing contact details, you will be connected to a person via phone.
This person is not a representative of Amazon or PayPal but a fraud. After connecting to the phone, this fraud person will take your account name, bank information and password information from you. They can also fool you into transferring money to a fake account. In addition, you can be tricked into installing a Trojan that can steal information from your PC.
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Spam is happening through Vishing…
This new email scam has been named ‘Vishing’. A team at Kaspersky says that there has been a flood of sending fake emails to users. For cyber thieves, this method of enticing users to contact the phone number is much more effective and efficient.
Elaborating further on this threat, Kaspersky’s Roman Dedenok said: ‘We have recently detected several waves of spam e-mails, which appear to be from large companies, informing users about substantial purchases. does. This type of fraud usually involves high-end devices, such as the Apple Watch or a gaming laptop from Amazon, in which payments are made via PayPal.
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