Scam of the Week: Inactive Accounts
Recently, Google announced a change to its inactive account policies. Starting in December 2023, accounts that have been inactive for two or more years will start to get deleted. While this policy is meant to enhance security, cybercriminals could use this news for their phishing scams.
In the coming months, we expect to see an influx of phishing scams based on Google's new policies. Cybercriminals may send you phishing emails claiming that your Google account will be deleted unless you take immediate action. They may also ask you for your Google login credentials. If your login credentials fall into the wrong hands, cybercriminals could steal your sensitive information or impersonate you to scam others.
Follow the tips below to stay safe from similar scams:
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