There is a new email scam that is hitting Gmail account holders where it hurts. These innocent users have been warned to look out for a nasty Gmail mail scam. The latest email threat is taking place across the globe, including in India. It uses a completely new way of targeting consumers. It doesn’t require you to click on fake links or download malware. This Gmail mail scam is a lot more personal. Scammers are now sending out emails that have come from big named brands like Amazon or PayPal. These emails claim that a large purchase has just been made on the victim’s account.
Like all other email scams, this email also looks very convincing with the messages using official fonts and logos. There is no way of stopping this illegal purchase from going through. The only option to cancel this order is for users to make a phone call. There is a telephone number and the email reads “If you didn’t make this purchase, please call us.” If you are tricked into dialing the contact details, you will then be put through to a real person on the other end of the phone.
This person isn’t an Amazon or PayPal representative but a fraudster. They will try and steal as much information as possible including account names, passwords and bank details. They might also fool you into transferring money to a fake account. Moreover, you can be tricked into installing a Trojan that can steal information from your PC.