A consumer received the following email:
It would be easy to think this was an important issue. Something that needed your immediate attention. I can understand how you might be tempted to click on the link.Hello ,This message was sent automatically and this mailbox cannot receive replies.
You are receiving this message because your Gmail Mailbox Quota limit is exceeded. To continue using Gmail,you will need to upgrade your Mailbox Quota(please note this is free). Failure to do so,youâ€™ll be unable to upload additional items to your Drive or photos to Google+, and, after a period of time, incoming messages to your Gmail account will be returned to the sender. Note that Gmail will bounce emails until you rectify quota issue.It's strongly required that you take action.Upgrade Mailbox Quota
If you did, you'd see this:
The scammers behind this are hoping that you will carelessly type in your email address and, most importantly, your password, not noticing that you're nowhere even close to Gmail. Before you know it they'll have signed on to your Gmail account and your friends will be receiving emails saying you've been on a last-minute trip overseas and have lost all your money and can they please send some to you using Western Union.
The truth is actually simple. Trustworthy organisations like Google and your bank will never send you emails like this, containing links to click. Only criminals do that.
Be careful what you click on!