‘Google Docs’ scam running rampant

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If you receive a link inviting you to open a Google Doc – even if it’s sent from someone you know – be careful before clicking it open.

According to multiple reports published online, Gmail users are being targeted by a phishing scam that began spreading rapidly around mid-day Wednesday.

The scam involves an email notification telling you that someone from your contacts list has “shared a document with you in Google Docs.” By signing into Google Docs, which in this case is the malware, it gives the malware access to your address book, which according to some reports, is how the phishing scam is spreading so quickly.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.