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Beware phishing attempt: Google Wallet for Business Beta

A new “phishing” attempt that is circulating is an invitation to install what appears to be a beta development of Google Wallet, called Google Wallet for Business Beta. The invitation arrives as an e-mail and looks very convincing.  At the bottom is a “copyright” statement:

©2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 You received this email because A Google Wallet user [soch0653] has requested to pay you using Google wallet. . Wallet For Business Beta is available free for a limited time. If you choose not to complete registration you will not receive further email communication from Google regarding your invitation.

Consign it to the wastebin — it is an attempt to discover your credit card details and relieve you of money!

FraudWatch International maintains a regularly-updated guide to phishing attempts: http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/phishing/index.php

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