The "Google Drive File is Pending Approval" Phishing Scam

The "Google Your photo takes first place" email below is a phishing scam. Therefore, Google users who have received the same email are asked to delete it because the link in it goes to a phishing or fake Google Drive website that steals online account credentials (username and password).

The Google Drive File is Pending Approval Phishing Scam
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The "Google Drive File is Pending Approval" Phishing Scam

From: Google Drives <faristiydelato@crownamerican.com>

Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:02 AM

Subject: Your photo takes first place

Google Drives

Your photo takes first place.

2 albums, 6 photos

Need more space?

View details

© 2018 Google Drives.

If visitors to the phishing or fake Google Drive website attempt to sign into it, their username and password will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. The cybercriminals will then use the stolen usernames and passwords to gain access to their potential victims

Google users who have already been tricked by the phishing email are asked to change your change their passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by the cybercriminals.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 9:35 PM by info

    "From: Google Notification <hila@interno.it>

    Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 03:33:31 PM CDT

    Subject: File is pending approval

    Google Drive

    File is pending approval

    F.A.Q.

    More information"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 26, 2019 at 8:55 AM by info

    "From: Google Drive Notify <could@paulinaconstancia.com>

    Date: June 26, 2019 at 6:55:20 AM PDT

    Subject: File is pending approval

    Google Drive

    File is pending approval

    How to get free space easily and quickly

    More information"

    Here is another scam.

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