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Keeping Your Gmail Account Safe From Phishing Scam

Internet is a common platform for communication with Gmail being among the common websites used fro this purpose. It offers users a platform to share mail, photos, videos as well as chats. It is these among other factors that have seen Gmail’s popularity rise in modern times to be the ideal online communication platform for businesses and individuals.

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. In this respect hackers use different approaches with intent of gaining the login information of an individual user and use this information to gain access to accounts for malicious purposes.

To gain access to individuals Gmail account, login details are required. These include the users email address and the users password. When access is made from one single device, most web browsers have the option to store this information and thereby save the user from repeating the login details any time access is required.

Access to the account from different devices must require use of login information as used by the account holder. In certain instances, the access required may have to undergo a security check to ascertain if it is authorized or it by the account owner. Google uses this as a way to enhance the security of the account and avoid easy access by phishing scammers.

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. Scammers then use this information to access private accounts.

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. Account holders with Gmail emails should understand that login details are private and should never be shared with anyone including those who purport to be support staff. 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. There is need also to seek information from reliable sources on any material that looks questionable.