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Google Notification Scam: How It Works

One of these days you might receive an email informing that you have too many messages in your Gmail account, or that you have a Google Hangouts voicemail in your inbox. The name used by the sender or the verbiage within the text could be different, but the ones used right now by fraudsters are: Emily Mills (email address: cms_i@myrealbox.com) or Gmail HangoutsNotification (grijalvad@alamoweb.com). The subject titles could be: "Urgent Notification" or "You have a new voice message - 09 sec‏".

However, the email address, name, or subject titles could be different every time.

When you click the 'Too Many Emails In Your Inbox' or 'Listen' buttons, you are taken to a Russian website selling Viagra and Cialis. The text is geo-tagged according to your country, so the top corner would show a logo saying things like 'United States Health&Care Mall' (if you live in US), or 'MyCanadianPharmacy' (if you live in Canada). There is no more Google! Even worst, the domains shown are: http://luckyhealingstore.ru/ or hotremedyserices.ru.

Obviously, even if you need Viagra or Cialis you can't go through this random shady site. Once you give your credit card number, you can say good bye to a hefty sum.

 

Too Many Emails in Your Inbox Scam: How To Avoid

Delete the email instantly, you don't want your identity and credit card stolen by the Russians.

 

Google Notification Scam: How To Report

Warn your family and friends about the Google Notification Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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