According to this email, which purports to be from the Google Notification Service, “3 broken emails has been found and recovered” within your account.
Supposedly, you can click links in the message to view these “broken emails”.
However, Google did not send the message and clicking will not open any emails, broken or otherwise.
Instead, clicking opens a scam website that promises the chance to win various tech products such as iPhones in exchange for completing surveys and supplying your name and contact details.
The scam website you are taken to may vary depending on your location and other factors. The sites will share the information you supply with third-party marketing companies who will then flood you with unwanted phone calls, emails and text messages promoting a range of dodgy products and services.
Some versions try to trick you into disclosing your credit card details, ostensibly to cover the delivery fee for a “free” product you have “won”.
These websites should not be trusted with your personal and financial information.
Note that similar fake notification emails that pretend to be from Google are phishing scams designed to steal your email account login credentials.
If one of these emails crosses your inbox, just hit delete.
A screenshot of the spam email:
Google Notification Service
Recovery Service Report:
3 broken emails has been found and recovered.
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