As is typical in the ever dynamic world of tech, so is the world of tech scammers. Change is inevitable.
The email was sent TO “firstname.lastname@example.org.” so be aware of this as it looks just like a normal G- Docs sharing invite.
A new Google Docs phishing scam just reared its head a few hours ago, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in the meantime: be super, super wary of Google Doc invites for now. If you fall for this one (and plenty of otherwise eagle-eyed people have already), it’ll blast out the bait to everyone on your contact list.
You can protect yourself incase you did click buy following these directions.
How do I know if I’ve been hit? How do I fix it?
Check your Google account’s app permissions. There should not be an app called “Google Docs” there — actual Google Docs has access to your account by default. If you see it listed there, remove it by tapping the label and hitting “Remove”
The interwebs can be a dangerous place. He can help you navigate the waters…calmly.