Internet users with Gmail and Outlook accounts are being warned of a scary new email that is going around.
The email going around is even worrying experts – and users are being urged to be vigilant.
Users are being targeted by scammers on Amazon, Paypal and other huge firm names.
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Scammers use official logos, fonts and aesthetics to lure in unwitting internet users – and users who have Gmail and Outlook accounts have been urged to exercise caution.
The scammers will then tell recipients they need to call a number if they did not make a particular purchase.
Should the user ring the number back, they will find a scammer at the other end of the line.
Account names and passwords, bank details, addresses and more are then demanded by the scammers, so users need to safeguard their information..
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Kaspersky’s Roman Dedenok said: “We recently detected several waves of spam e-mails, seemingly from reputable companies, notifying recipients of substantial purchases.
“The item in question is usually a high-end device such as the latest Apple Watch or a gaming laptop purchased from Amazon or paid for through PayPal.
“The scam relies on recipients being so alarmed by the not-insubstantial loss that they will act rashly, hoping to get their money back.”
Tech experts have branded the scam as a “vishing” scheme. It comes amid the “scam-demic” which came about during the Covid-19 health crisis.
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