Beware New Gmail Scam That Could Make You Poorer

Gmail users are being warned to beware of a new hacking attempt from fraudsters.

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 We’re used to a multitude of ways hackers try to steal our personal information to empty our bank accounts or impersonate us to open accounts in our name, and a major new Gmail scam has just emerged that targets millions of users.

Kiplinger regularly warns you of the most common scams out there - such as text scams, romance scams and fake Disney Plus emails - and sadly we’ve another to add to that list. 

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Guy Anker
MD, Wealth

Guy has extensive experience in personal finance journalism having joined Future (Kiplinger's parent company) after 13 years at, most recently as deputy editor, and working closely alongside Martin Lewis. He has also worked at the Daily Mail as a personal finance reporter and his work has appeared in The Sun, Guardian, Observer, Mirror and other national newspapers. As a money and consumer expert, Guy is a regular guest on TV and radio – appearing on BBC News, BBC Radio 4, Sky News, ITV News and more.