This blog post details a very sophisticated phishing scam I got in my email. Below is the email chain I received from the scammer asking about New Homes. I responded to their cryptic 1st email and this email message is their response.
Good day Drake,
Sorry for my late reply i was away for New year celebration and medical surgery. I’m ready to purchase my new Year home. Please find new listing and letter from lender below.
HOME LISTING’S <— This was a link to the phishing website
PRE-EQUAL <— This was a link to the phishing website
Hope to chat soon.
(719) 398-0941 <— This Phone rings to an anonymous number
When I click on one of the secure web https links in the email, I got the web page shown below.
When I click on one of the email login buttons shown on the website, I got the web page shown below.
The image looks exactly what a Google login page would look like, however, if I continued and enter my email address and password, I could be giving the scammer full access to my email account.
One way to prevent this from happening is to make sure you add the 2-Step Verification for your email login access.
Here are the links to get 2-Step Verification for several popular email services.
I hope the above information can help you avoid having your email address stolen from you!