Keeping Your Gmail Account Safe From Phishing Scam
Gmail is among the leading service providers on the internet. It offers users a platform to share mail, photos, videos as well as chats. It is these among other factors that have seen Gmail’s popularity rise in modern times to be the ideal online communication platform for businesses and individuals.
In modern times hackers and scammers are taking advantage of the trust enjoyed by the site to coerce Gmail account owners in providing access information. Otherwise referred to as phishing scams, these are attempts to source for Gmail login information from the account owner and in such way gaining an opportunity to access the account without the owners consent.
To gain access to individuals Gmail account, login details are required. These include the users email address and the users password. When access is made from one single device, most web browsers have the option to store this information and thereby save the user from repeating the login details any time access is required.
Access to the account from different devices must require use of login information as used by the account holder. In certain instances, the access required may have to undergo a security check to ascertain if it is authorized or it by the account owner. This is a measure by Gmail to provide with a higher and safer usage of its services.
To get access information, scammers use different approaches and that are tailored to look as genuine not to make the account holders suspicious. If not cautious, account holders stand the risk of falling prey to such tricks and giving away important information that gives the scammers the access they require.
In other instances, the scammers apply a different approach. Use of forms that request Gmail users to login as genuine pages is also prevalent and this information is captured and used by the scammers. Application used fro this purpose are located in a different location with capacity to capture information from any device. Scammers then use this information to access private accounts.
Scammers use different addresses and websites to dupe potential Gmail account holders and gather the desired login information. Account holders with Gmail emails should understand that login details are private and should never be shared with anyone including those who purport to be support staff. There is need also to avoid accessing any email that looks to be from questionable sources such as those purporting to be from Google help desk. Account holders also need to seek for guidance on anything they deem to be from a scammer.
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