Clever Gmail Phishing Scam

A scam has been recently detected where users are being duped into helping the hackers change their Gmail password.

How the scam works.

You (aka: 'The Victim') receive a text message asking if you've asked to reset your Gmail password. If you haven't then you should reply 'STOP' to block the password reset request. You're then asked to send the 6 digit code to cancel the password reset request. Of course, if you do this, the hackers will have everything they need to reset your password and gain full access to your Gmail account.

What to do?

  • Inform friends and colleagues about this recent scam
  • Don't reply to text messages regarding email accounts
  • Contact Cambridge Helpdesk if you're still unsure about anything
  • Consider using Multi Factor Authentication (if you don't know what this is, just drop us a line and we'll explain)
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