Beware of Google ID: Profile Inaccurate Emails

Google Verification of Profile ID scam

Beware of a recent email phishing scam with a Subject line –  Google ID: Profile Inaccurate.  This email appears to be from Google but it is not!  Do not click on any links within the email.  It is a very well formatted scam.  It looks very much like an email from Google. However, you will notice the email is from –

Google Support [mailto:support@googlequery.co.uk]

Notice the domain for this email address is googlequery.co.uk .  This is not a Google domain. When you don’t see google.com as the domain name within a link or an email address be very suspicious.

For those of you that may not be aware of the term phishing, here is a wikipedia definition. Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Always be cautious of any email that asks you to log in unless you have expressly asked for that email to be sent (lost password or verification email).

If you are ever unsure of the legitimacy an email that you have received, feel free to contact the NetClimber office at support@netclimber.com or 604-628-2403.

 

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