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Developers: Consider This ‘3-Day Notification Of Google Play Developer Term Violation’ Email, Since It Is A Phishing Scam

Developers: Consider This ‘3-Day Notification Of Google Play Developer Term Violation’ Email, Since It Is A Phishing Scam

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  • Update 1: 2015/02/20 7:42pm PST

    Google has acknowledged this issue by delivering out an alert concerning the scam.

    Observe that email within the featured picture of this publish? It’s junk. Several developers have obtained this and rightfully felt very nervous, but it’s just a plan to help you get to show over your Google credentials to scammers. It is not the cleverest phishing expedition we have seen, but it definitely is much better than most. To begin with, it’s not full of the type of typographical and grammatical errors you frequently see. Also, the greatest giveaway of what’s going on is obscured when viewing from Gmail.

    The sender of the email is “[email protected]” Gooogle. Many people will observe that misspelling, as long as they view it. Consider the screenshot again. Within the default Gmail view, you don’t check this out area of the current email address. This moreso than other things provides the email a feeling of authenticity.

    Whenever you follow the link towards the Developer Console, we are told, you’re introduced to some page that appears just like the conventional Google account sign-in. Therefore the sender’s identity is quite hidden, the e-mail submissions are well-written and particular enough, and the topic will get the recipient nervous enough that they’re going to neglect to look carefully in the details that let you know you are being tricked.

    Should you choose have this email, it might be smart to report it to Google as junk e-mail/phishing. Also, don’t stick to the links! This can be a full screencap:

    Update 1: 2015/02/20 7:42pm PST

    Google has acknowledged this issue by delivering out an alert concerning the scam.

    This mid-day, Google sent an e-mail to everybody with a developer account warning them relating to this phishing plan. Here is a screenshot:

    Finish of Update

Posted by: Raymond

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