Google Docs or Drive Phishing Email Scams
Apr 19, 2015
April 25, 2013 2:09 PM
Google account users, beware of the phishing email messages below that were created to steal your Google user name, password or infect your computer with a virus or other malicious computer programs. If you have received any email message appearing as if it came from a friend or family member, asking you to view a document that was uploaded to Google Docs or Google Drive, please delete the message.
This is another malicious attempt by hackers and scammers to steal your Google account information, so that they can rob you or sell your information to other scammers.
Google Docs or Google Drive Phishing Email Scams
Subject: VITAL NEWSLETTER
I uploaded this vital newsletter using my google doc. For immediate access CLICK HERE
Sign in with your email.
Please view the document i uploaded for you using Google docs, CLICK HERE and just sign in with your email to view the document its very important
Subject: RE Important Document
Here is the document i told you about,i sent it in a more secured way, CLICK HERE. and log in with your email for immediate access and more information.
Hello, Kindly click the link to view the document I uploaded for you using Google cloud drive. Just Sign in with your email to view the document, it is very important. Thank you, -- Rev. Dr. Karen Serving Humanity Spiritually
Incoming Google drive document awaiting you
If you click on the link in the email message, you will be taken to the following malicious web pages:
http://greensolutionsgp .com/google/google /index.php.htm
Note: cyber-criminals will use other website names, so look out for this same scam on other websites.
The Fake Google Docs Page
It appears that the website greensolutionsgp .com was hacked and the malicious page "google/google/index.php.htm" was put there by the hackers.
You will be asked to sign in with your Google email address and password. If you enter your Google credentials on this page, it will be stolen by the hackers who have set this page up.
If you have already entered your Google user name and password on this bogus web page or others, please change your Google password right now!
There are different versions of this Google phishing scam, so please be on the look out for e-mail messages asking you to view documents in Google Docs or Google Drive.