Watch Out for Google Docs phishing scam!

Friday, May 05, 2017 8:01 PM | Anonymous


WARNING! Don’t click on the Google Docs e-mail you may have received this week!  Don’t go for the bait!! 
And tell your colleagues and friends not to click on it!
A very sophisticated and very convincing Google Docs phishing scheme is making its way around the internet.  You should avoid clicking on any weird Google Docs that have been emailed to you recently — even if it’s from someone you know!  The scam appears innocuous enough — it does not ask for your password. If you succumb to the temptation to click on the link, it asks for some access permissions to your Gmail account (which actual Google Docs links would not need), and then spams everyone in your contacts with a link to a Google Docs file. They, in turn, email everyone in their contacts, and so on. All of them seem to include the email address “hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com.”!  Be careful!

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