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Don't trust this email from Google

Don't trust this email from Google
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There's a dangerous new threat that's trying to steal your Google password. If you fall for it, hackers will have full access to your Gmail account, YouTube account, Google+ account, Google Search History and any other Google services you use.

From there, they can break try to break into other similar accounts, like Facebook, or pretend to be you to trick your friends and family into giving away important information. So, you definitely don't want to fall for this one.

The Threat

The threat arrives in the form of an email, supposedly from Google. The subject line varies, but it's some form of "Mail Notice" or "Lookout Notice."

The body of the email says this:

GOOGLE MAIL NOTICE

This is a reminder that your email account will be locked out in 24hours

Due to not being able to increase your Email storage Quota

Go to the INSTANT INCREASE to increase your Email storage automatically. INSTANT INCREASE

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Sincerely Gmail Team,

Copyright ©2014 Gmail. All rights reserved.

In the real email, the words "Instant increase" are linked. If you click the link, you'll end up on a page that looks like the Google login page.

Next page: Find out what happens if you enter your username and password
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