Just Say "No" To Gmail "ViddyHo" Chats

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Just Say "No" To Gmail "ViddyHo" Chats

Postby TeMerc » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:55 am

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 02/24/2009
A crazy number of readers have written in asking what they should do about unsolicited instant messages coming in from their Gmail accounts. The messages are from a site called ViddyHo urging them to "check out this video." I hope most readers will recognize the link provided in this chat invite for what it is: An invitation to give your Gmail credentials over to criminals.

A quick check of the ever-sobering Google Trends feature would telegraph that this is a scam that has ramped up extremely quickly.

Your best bet: Just say "no" to ViddyHo. And that goes ditto for any other unsolicited chat invites, regardless of which instant messaging platform you favor
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Re: Just Say "No" To Gmail "ViddyHo" Chats

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:19 am

viddyho.com doesn't seem to be resolving :(

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