New latest Phishing scam is about verifying your email account which comes in a mail to the users.The email informs the users that if your account is not verified in 24 hours then you will be termed as a fraudulent user and your email account will be taken down. However, if you click on the “verify” button, you can resolve the issue.
The purpose of this email is to collect your email credentials and use it for hijacking your account and perform malicious scams. When scammers gain access to your email account they can utilize it for sending out many more such scams and spam emails from your side to all your contacts and just about anyone, reports Hoax-Slayer.
The sample mail sent to the users :
This email is just another phishing scam and the email service provider is also not a legitimate one.When the users click on the “verify” button on the mail sent you will be redirected to a webpage where you will be asked to enter your email account password. As soon as this is done a fake verification scan will be run on your browser.
After scanning, you will be notified that the process of verification is complete and successful and your email no longer will be considered fraudulent. In the end, you will be taken to a genuine Google search page.