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Original article from Kent Live

A warning has been issued to anyone with an Outlook or Gmail account.

Users have been hit by a frightening new email threat which is worrying experts.

Amazon, Paypal and other huge firms are being used by scammers in an attempt to target unwitting users.

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Those with accounts on either of the two email platforms have been urged to take care, as BirminghamLive reports.

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Official fonts and logos are being used by scammers as recipients are told they must call a number if they did not make a purchase listed.

Whether it's account names, passwords or bank details, the fraudsters attempt to prise as much information as they can from you.

Kaspersky's Roman Dedenok said: "We recently detected several waves of spam e-mails, seemingly from reputable companies, notifying recipients of substantial purchases.

"The item in question is usually a high-end device such as the latest Apple Watch or a gaming laptop purchased from Amazon or paid for through PayPal.

"The scam relies on recipients being so alarmed by the not-insubstantial loss that they will act rashly, hoping to get their money back."

Tech experts have called the trick "vishing" and comes amid a scam-demic during the COVID health crisis.

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