Google Docs scam hits Barrie business owners

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The Barrie Chamber of Commerce issued an e-broadcast to members after some staffers and members of the board of directors noticed that the widespread Google Docs scam had found its way into their inboxes. In one case, a board member had to spend an entire day cleaning up her laptop.

The chamber warned its members to delete any odd-looking emails, or to check with the sender to determine its legitimacy.

According to reports, Google says about 0.1 per cent of Gmail users were affected by the scam – amounting to nearly one million people. The affected emails claimed to be from Google Docs. Anyone who clicked on the attached link and followed the provided instructions risked giving hackers access to their email accounts.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.