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[*] Post 493268 posted on 30-1-2015 at 20:01 Reply With Quote
Fishy e-mail

I got an e-mail, listed as from someone I know (in my e-mail address book), that has a link to a document file supposedly held for me and others to view by Google.

When I clicked on the link, it opened a page in my browser that said I must enter a valid e-mail address to get access to the document.


I might have entered my e-mail address, alone--the original e-mail addressed to me had it in the address line--but, my password? C'mon! wooty

Is anyone familiar with this scam?

(You aren't going to tell me it is legit, are you?)

The address line in my browser for the page is


but I'm not suggesting that anyone go there unless they feel well protected. Once I saw what I thought to be a suspicious request for information, I did nothing else.
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[*] Post 493271 posted on 30-1-2015 at 22:43 Reply With Quote

Google is NOT your Friend lips_sealed
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[*] Post 493272 posted on 30-1-2015 at 23:06 Reply With Quote

Are you sure it is asking for that password and not just for you to create a password to be a recognisable editor of the document?

Google Docs are a well known method for colleagues to work remotely on the same document without the need to be in the same room. Academics use them often.

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