Google™ e-mail scam targets the Ohio State
The increase in the number of e-mail users has also led to a toll in the cases of hacking, spamming, and multiple e-mail scams. The evil minds working somewhere in the deep and dark dungeons are targeting even more and more innocent people each day. This time, Google mail is their new bait. The scam has taken place in Ohio State this time.
All these things are coming up mid-way through Ohio Cyber Safety week. Ohio’s Attorney General, Mike DeWine has warned the users about the new Google mail scam. This alert was due to a circulated e-mail that had asked users to update the information about their payment as well as other personal details. This particular e-mail from “The Google Team 2011” is tricking people to enter their personal and sensitive information, by using the names of renowned organizations, such as banks and social networking websites.
The e-mail scam is posing a serious threat since it is spreading like a forest fire.
"We have been getting this message here at the Attorney General's Office," Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "I've even received it myself. This shows how important it is to be on the lookout for potential scams."
Since the Attorney and others in his office have also been the target of this scam, he advised the users to be careful with their personal details and not to disclose them. The best option is to contact the organization’s customer care directly if the users receive such an e-mail in their mailbox.
According to Google AdWords support page: "Please remember that Google's AdWords team will never send an unsolicited message asking for you to provide your password or other sensitive information by e-mail or through a link."
The only way to prevent ourselves from being a potential targets to these scams is to be careful with our personal details.