8 Lessons Learned: Emails

How To Keep Off From Phishing Scammers

Using Gmail for communication purposes is a common practice in modern times. Gmail users interact, share, and communicate through this platform with ease and convenience. 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.

Despite the attempts by the service provider to offer the best possible safety for the accounts in operation, hackers are ever seeking fro ways to gain access to different accounts held by users. 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.

On joining Gmail platform, users are provided with information through which they use to access their accounts n the website. 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.

Account holders who use different devices to access their accounts must always use the provided login information to gain access. 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. 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.

Where this approach fails, different approaches are used by the scammers. Use of forms that request Gmail users to login as genuine pages is also prevalent and this information is captured and used by the scammers. 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. They also need to understand the privacy of access information and the need never top share or this save this information on any other site or internet access device. 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.