Sophisticated new scams

BEWARE – PHISHERMEN ARE AFTER YOUR CASH! Fraudsters are sending out texts targeting those with Gmail and Paypal accounts. Be aware that neither Gmail nor PayPal would contact you in this way. What the fraudsters are doing is : For Gmail - They are sending a text asking whether they’ve requested a password reset for your Gmail account - and, if you have , to reply with the word ‘STOP’. If you respond with ‘STOP’ then next you are urged to send them the 6 digit numerical code you will receive from Gmail in order to prevent the password being changed. Of course what is really happening is that the scammer has requested a password change on your account. That request sends a code to… [Read more]

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