Criminals Use Google's Inactive Account Policy Change

TallMark Tips to Spot Phishing Scams

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Google recently 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. This policy is meant to enhance security, but cybercriminals could use it to their advantage.
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 you fall victim to these scams, cybercriminals could steal your sensitive information or impersonate you to scam others.
Here are some tip to help spot and avoid phishing scams:

If you think you may have been the victim of a phishing scam, change your Google password immediately and contact Google support. You should also monitor your credit report for any suspicious activity.

Here are some additional tips from TallMark to enhance your security:

Mark Fleeting, cofounder of TallMark Security states "By following these tips, you can help protect yourself from phishing scams and keep your Google account and other personal information safe. If you have any questions send us an email or gives us call. Lets talk.