DON’T OPEN THAT GOOGLE DOC – Unless you’re positive it’s legit.
There’s a brand new Phishing scam making it’s way around the internet. If you receive a Google Doc link in your inbox today, examine it carefully before you click to open, even if it looks like it came from someone you trust. You’ve heard it so many times “think before you click” but it really could save you a whole lot of hassle.
The importance of this phish is not how it spread, but rather how it didn’t use malware or fake websites tricking users to give up passwords. Phishers can use real Google accounts and develop third-party plugins that can interact with Google services, so they can lure victims in through perfect looking Google web pages.
Safety first, resist the urge to click remains the best first line of defense out there. Be aware of inconsistencies or suspicious content in an email and listening to those instincts is important. Sometimes a second look is all it takes to realize that a coworker wouldn’t send a Google Doc to the entire company out of the blue.
If you feel you have been subject to this scam, please reach out to our service team for support.