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Caution: New Scam Email Opens Up Malware From Google Doc Link

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“I got a Google Doc invite from a BuzzFeed email address, clicked on it, and it spammed everyone I’ve ever emailed,” tech reporter Joe Bernstein tweeted on Wednesday.

Bernstein’s embarrassing technological snafu came from a new scam circulating online where a fake email address who looks like someone you might know emails a link to a shared Google Doc. Once you click on the link, it activates malware that contacts everyone you know and makes it seem like you sent him or her an invitation to view a document.

A spokesperson from Google told Business Insider that they’re on the case and have already shut down known accounts associated with the scam. “We’ve removed the fake pages, pushed updates through Safe Browsing, and our abuse team is working to prevent this kind of spoofing from happening again. We encourage users to report phishing emails in Gmail,” they said.

Until the scam is completely taken care of, do not click on any Google Doc links in your email unless you are expecting it from the sender. You can always access (legitimate) shared docs by looking in your Google Drive instead of using the link in an email.