Please be careful: Gmail Phishing Attacking going around

Just got one today. If you get a similar email, please report it.

This is what I received:

This is what you should do to report it as a phishing attack.

FAQ: What is a “Phishing Attack”?

Pronounced as “Fishing”, Phishing it when scam artists try to get a hold of your bank information, get you to send money to them, or to give them your passwords to accounts.

If you aren’t sure, don’t click on the link and google the information. You are bound to find people talking about it on forums and you’ll get your answer there.

FAQ: What if I get my Google account/Gmail hacked?

Hopefully, before you do, you would have followed these instructions: Is your Google Account Secure?

Otherwise, you will have to go through a lot of hoops and call Google to work with the team to verify that you are not a scam artist and the rightful account holder who has been hacked.

I hear it  can take hours, even days to verify your identity, so avoid all of this crap and just secure your account. It’s a real pain in the butt, but it’s worth the hassle.

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