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Phone Spam Alert: Your Google Account Has Been Hacked, Reply Now

(Softpedia) Experts warn mobile phone users to be on the lookout for a phone spam campaign which informs them that their Google accounts have been hacked.

According to ThreatTrack Security experts, the spam messages read something like this: “Your Google Account has been hacked. Reply NOW to take a call to verify your account.”

While this appears to be a classic phishing scam, it might not be. Experts say it’s difficult to determine what the scammers’ goal is.

When users reply to the message, they’re told to enter the verification code “-44-” when they’re called back. When victims enter the code, they’re told that “voice mail is ready to be set up.”…read full article

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