Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked Notification Scam

by on 02/28/2012 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email purporting to be from a security source, claiming that your email address associated with the following services (Google, Google Wallet, Facebook, Android Phone and Apple iPhone) might have been hacked by “Anonymous”.Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked Notification Scam

This is a scam that tries to get recipients to sign up for a bogus credit report to ensure your personal identifiable information is still secured and hasn’t been breached. The links in the email go to a dangerous phishing website (freescore360.com) that tries to collect personal identifiable information from people who received this bogus notification.

Actual Email

You are being contacted because our records indicate that your email address myemail@yahoo.com was associated with one of the following services within the last 6 months:

  • Google
  • Google Wallet
  • Facebook
  • Android Phone
  • Apple iPhone

The hacker group calling themselves “Anonymous” has been conducting ongoing attacks on Google and Facebook since January 2012. Reports indicate that they have already managed to compromise the servers of several prominent and well-known establishments including US Government systems.

Anonymous is the same group that successfully hacked Sony last year and stole millions of customer records including credit card information. To protect yourself we recommend that you follow these steps:

1) Change the passwords on your Google and Facebook accounts to prevent unauthorized access.

2) Change the passwords to any online banking or online credit card you may use.

3) We strongly recommend using this service to review and monitor all three of your credit reports.

Remember that once hackers gain access to one of your accounts, it is very easy for them to gain access to your other accounts. To monitor your financial data and protect yourself click here.

To stop receiving these notices please use this link.

Customer Service, 4447 North Central Expy, Ste 110 PMB 406, Dallas, TX 75205

All links were removed above to prevent anyone from following the links inside this blog. If you come across an email like the one above, you should mark it as spam and delete it immediately.

The sites reputation has been rated poor by the Web of Trust community. To view the ratings for this site visit the link below.

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/freescore360.com

6 Responses to “Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked Notification Scam”

  1. Bleep Models

    Mar 8th, 2012

    This will surely help me.

  2. abhishek

    Mar 13th, 2012

    thnx a must read post for all social media usres

  3. Broadband Expert

    Mar 16th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this! It will definitely help a lot of people to prevent having their accounts hacked.

  4. katyac

    Mar 19th, 2012

    I have been getting some of these emails of late. Don’t know why. Also some scammer pretending to be from Youtube sends me email everyday talking about my video has been approved even when I didn’t upload anything to Youtube.

    • Frank Jovine

      Mar 20th, 2012

      Katyac,

      That YouTube spam has gone around for a while and I received several already.

  5. Yucel

    Mar 21st, 2012

    How about all these sites using facebook and google to log into them…

    Seems a bit of risk, all this data sharing and logging into one site from another, which can log into, like EVERYTHING…?