Beware: A new Google Docs Phishing scam appears to be sweeping through newsrooms and elsewhere.
According to Gizmodo, on Wednesday, unsuspecting email users, including those at the Austin American-Statesman, BuzzFeed, Hearst and many others, received an invite to view a Google Docs file.
The email looks a little off, which should be the first warning. But anyone who clicks through arrives at a login screen that looks like a typical screen that would appear from a legit invite to a Google Doc.
That page invites to choose which account you’d like to use to view the Google Doc, and then you’re taken to a page that invites you to grant access to your Google Account.
Check out the Gizmodo link to see what the email looks like.
Needless to say, if you get this email, delete it immediately and don’t look back.
Google, meanwhile, says it is aware of the scam and is looking into it. A tweet from Google's Gmail account says the company is investigating -- and warns users not to click on the link.
We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through, & report as phishing within Gmail.— Gmail (@gmail) May 3, 2017
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