How To Keep Off From Phishing Scammers
Gmail is among the leading service providers on the internet. Gmail users interact, share, and communicate through this platform with ease and convenience. Owing to its safety, popularity and wide usage, Gmail is used by individual as well as corporations for purpose of communicating even the most sensitive and confidential information.
In modern times hackers and scammers are taking advantage of the trust enjoyed by the site to coerce Gmail account owners in providing access information. Otherwise referred to as phishing scams, these are attempts to source for Gmail login information from the account owner and in such way gaining an opportunity to access the account without the owners consent.
Every account holder is provided with Gmail login information that is used in gaining access to individual’s account. Basic information required for access to the account include the address and the password. This information is requested by the browser in use every time the user requires to gain access to the account where some browsers offer with the option to save this information when the same device is used to access the account.
Access to the account from different devices must require use of login information as used by the account holder. Where Gmail detects this to be unsecure login, the user is required to undertake a security test that entails answering a number of set security questions. Asking security questions is a security measure put in place by Google for better protection of accounts.
Different approaches are used by scammers to source fro login information from Gmail email account owners trying not to raise any suspicion. Those who fall for this trick end up having their accounts accessed as well as information held in the account.
In other instances, the scammers apply a different approach. An example is use of forms where requests are made to account owners to fill in login information where a different application captures the entries made. They proceed to request the account holder to enter the login information that is captured in a different site. Access to the account is thereby gained by the hacker which is a risky step.
Email account holders need to check and make identification of the addresses and websites used by scammers in their quest thereby an opportunity to avoid them. More important, there is need to understand that support staff at Gmail never requests fro security information through emails. Emails that look fishy and from sources that are not clear should also be avoided at all costs and where possible should not even be opened. Understanding and taking note of these factors is a sure way to keep off the scammers.