PC Magazine: Recently, cybercriminals have been running a new type of scam that uses social networks to trick victims into sending them money. They hack into a user's e-mail account and then send that person's contacts messages asking for money.
Now Google has added a new Gmail feature that makes this type of scam more difficult. If your account has been recently accessed from a different country, Gmail will give you a warning message.
"Keep in mind that these notifications are meant to alert you of suspicious activity but are not a replacement for account security best practices," said the company.