Email Fraud Alert received from: Sergey
I recently received an email with this subject line: Maximum disk usage and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
You have reached your maximum disk usage. Log in here to acquire more space and avoid temporary suspension
The above email was sent by “Gmail+” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Sergey, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Gmail+”:
The words ‘Log in’ take you to a shortened URL which i didn’t click on.
Firstly because I know I haven’t reached my quota (and never will) and secondly because Google will not provide a shortened URL.
I must congratulate the phisher, though as he/she seems to have found a brand new way to get people’s attention – it certainly got mine!