What is the catch?

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Ekaterina Gubchik, Product Specialist, Google.

We continue our series of articles on security. Today we look at the topic of fraudulent emails or so-called phishing. The word phishing comes from the English “phishing” or “fishing”, which traditionally means “fishing”, and in this context - “fishing for information”.

Have you ever received a letter from Google stating that you won the lottery? Did Google ask you to authorize the box urgently? Did Google threaten to block your profile?

If so, this article will be extremely useful for you and many other users who may encounter similar attempts to obtain personal information in the future.

Google never sends such messages. If you receive a letter asking you to follow the link, do not click on the link, since even a single click of the mouse is often enough to infect your computer. If you are asked to provide personal information or a password, do not send anything to anyone. When you receive such fraudulent messages, simply click on the small triangle next to the Reply button in the letter and select "Report Phishing".

You can also report phishing attacks to us at phishing@google.com.

Why fraudsters need your personal information is not difficult to guess. Attempts to hack into mail accounts, access to bank accounts or identification data are carried out by scammers constantly.

Remember to protectyourself from the misuse of your information can only you. Be carefull!

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