Billions of Google users have warned to never make a simple “double-entry” mistake — it’s careless and so easy to avoid
GOOGLE has some important advice that could help users avoid scams.
The tech giant has a lot of advice on malicious phishing scams on its support page and you may not have considered some of his tips.
One of the best pieces of advice concerns passwords.
Google says: “If you’re signed in to an account, emails from Google won’t ask you to enter the password for that account.
“If you click on a link and are asked to enter your Gmail, Google Account, or other service password, do not enter any information; instead, go directly to the website you want to use.”
This is a simple but effective tip to remember, as scammers rely on your willingness to quickly retype a password.
Always be suspicious of random links asking for your login details.
Some cyber criminals are great at creating very convincing fake websites for popular platforms.
Google also warned of fraudulent security emails claiming to be from the tech giant.
It said: “If you think a Security Emails that appear to be from Google may be fake, go directly to myaccount.google.com/notifications.
“On this page you can review the recent security activity of your Google account.”
How to avoid a phishing scam
First, you should thoroughly check who sent the email.
Even if it looks official, you should double-check the email and look for any misspellings or slight anomalies in the sender’s email address.
Never feel pressured to open an attachment and avoid clicking on the phrase “activate content”.
You should also be careful with links in e-mails.
If you are sure an email you have received is a scam, delete it.
If you are unsure about a membership email email, contact the brand in question directly using the details provided on their legitimate website.
https://www.the-sun.com/tech/7539653/google-gmail-password-mistake-warning/ Billions of Google users have warned to never make a simple “double-entry” mistake — it’s careless and so easy to avoid