Google Drive and Google Docs Phishing Scam - Important Document

Google Drive and Google Docs Phishing Scam - Important Document

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.

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.
Click here.
Adjust sign in with your email to view the document its very important.

Thank You.

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 '' 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.

If you have already entered your Google user name and password on the 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.

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  • January 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

    Thank you. I fell for this because the sender was a person who actually writes a bit like the hackers did.

    After a friend got the spam message from he called and I changed my password and added the two-stage Google security for good measure.

    I noticed that all my mail from those who got the message has been going directly to my trash (hoping I will not find it).

    But by checking my trash I have been able to respond to my friends and apologize for the phishing spam. Does Google allow me to restore my contacts?

  • June 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    I just had the same experience as many who commented below. I did not enter information, I changed my password, but every contact was sent this e-mail. Also, most of my contacts were deleted from my contact file, which represents many hours of work. QUESTION: Can I restore my contact list? If so, how?

    • October 8, 2014 at 11:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Eugene, Oregon, United States

      I'm also a victim. My contacts were mostly deleted too. My email browser is Outlook and under the "People" and then "Manage" tabs, there is an option to "restore deleted contacts." I clicked on it and my contacts were restored. There is a 30 day time limit to do the restoration. Good luck. I hope you can do what I did.

    • July 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Kingston, Jamaica

      FYI, if this happens to you, go to your Trash folder, all incoming email will be going there.

      Then go to settings and delete any rules such as "delete all email"

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    This just happened to me. I stupidly fell for this, and the spam email was automatically sent to all contacts of mine through a bot.

  • March 13, 2014 at 8:43 PM by info

    Here is another message:

    Please kindly review the important document i uploaded for you on google secured drive. Click here

  • February 4, 2014 at 1:52 AM by an anonymous user from: Harare, Zimbabwe

    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.

  • January 16, 2014 at 7:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    I just received such a message, it came from a school teacher, and she did not send it.

    • January 21, 2014 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

      same here...I changed my password but too late. what is my overall risk

      • January 22, 2014 at 5:36 AM by info

        If you were able to change your password, then everything is ok.

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