Google is sending phishing emails through ALERTS

Last Update: July 02, 2019

Some sites report that Google (for all I know we trust) is sending phishing emails through. Within Google you can set a so-called "alert". This is useful when you want to know if there is news about a certain topic, what is trending, or if something is being written about your own company. Google will then send you an email with a link to the relevant news article. However, cyber criminals now use this service from Google en masse to get users to click on wrong phishing links.

Scammers have found a way into Google Alerts to get their malicious website into this system.

So be aware when you click on a link send to you by Google Alerts. What I have read about this, this mainly concerns the .de, .fr and other foreign extension links. Just check out first from which country/domain name the info is coming before you click.

For all I understand, Google is investigating this right now, but they haven't taken action (yet).

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Janet1919 Premium
Thanks lies
Janet
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Loes Premium
You're welcome:)
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Janet1919 Premium
That's thank you Loes my tablets
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N33 Premium
.de and .fr ? Phew you are coming right on time, thank you, Loes.
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Loes Premium
Yes, sounds very European:( Given the number of imported people, it could still be fraudsters from other countries
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firstlearn Premium
Thank you for keeping us informed Loes.

Derek
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Derek, I would hate to see people scammed by this
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Debs66 Premium
Thank you so much Loes for keeping is in the loop. I shall keep my eyes open just in case.
You are a gem :)
Debs :)
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Loes Premium
Those scammers become smarter every day
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Debs66 Premium
Aren't they just Loes. I had a nightmare with one from Nigeria but lucky they couldnt get into my accounts. It's always best to be on our guard for sure.
I use Google alerts quite a lot as well.
They are a real pain in the butt that's for sure.
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Loes Premium
It has become a profession in Nigeria...
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MozMary Premium
woops I got a ton of friend requests from Nigeria recently on fb, made me very suspicious...
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Loes Premium
Hi Mary, nice to see you again:) Yes, I get emails from there too
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Debs66 Premium
I second that great to see you again too Mary :)
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Carson2 Premium
Hadn't heard about that. Future knowledge for me to be aware of. Thank you.
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Loes Premium
We always have to stay vigilant, I'm afraid..
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