Google Drive and Google Docs Phishing Scam: Important Document
August 14, 2013 12:06 PM
- Article ID:5110 -
Google users please lookout for the phishing email message below that was designed to steal your Google user name and password. If you receive the email message appearing as if it came from a friend, family member or someone else, asking you to view a document that was uploaded to Google Docs or Google Drive, please delete this message.
Here is a copy of the Google Docs or Google Drive phishing email
Subject: Important Document
From: Customer Service
Google Drive Keep Everything, Share Anything.
Please check the document uploaded for you using Google docs.
Adjust sign in with your email to view the document its very important.
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.
If you click on the link in the email message above, it will take you to the phishing or fake website:
Never visit the website hxxp://googledrives.3eeweb.com and if you unknowingly end up on it, please do not follow the instructions or enter any information on it. Just leave this website.
If you enter your Google user name and password on the above website, it will be stolen by or sent to the hackers or scammers who have created this website.
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 lookout for e-mail messages asking you to view documents in Google Docs or Google Drive.
Click here to view another Google Drive and Docs phishing scam.
Comments or Questions (4)
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Anonymous: 1 month, 1 week ago
The same thing happened to me. I received the email last week from a colleague. I tried to open it from my phone, then my tablet and eventually my pc. Two weeks later i.e. yesterday, this email was sent out from my personal address to ALL the contacts I've ever been in touch with on that email address. It went on to post itself as a status message on my FB page and I had friends on FB telling me they cant open the documents. I've changed my password, including the secret question and set up a two step verification access. What does this kind of hacking mean for any other accounts that I've registered under this email address e.g. bank accounts, social networking sites, job sites etc.
Anonymous: 1 month, 4 weeks ago
I just received such a message, it came from a school teacher, and she did not send it.
Anonymous: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
same here...I changed my password but too late. what is my overall risk
info: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
If you were able to change your password, then everything is ok.