Scammers are trying to trick you using the Google Drive notification

(Pocket-Lint) – They are not satisfied with getting you to click dodgy links via email and fill your inbox with spam. Scammers are now turning to Google Drive to catch you.

A useful system is built into Google Drive that notifies users when a document is shared with them or informs them of important activities in Drive.

This system sends both emails and push notifications to your phone to keep you updated. And it is precisely this system that scammers abuse to take advantage of unsuspecting users.

It’s an unfortunately smart scam as the notifications come from Google itself and can seem perfectly legitimate at first glance.

On your smartphone, the notifications appear like any other invitation from colleagues and other people that you invite to collaborate on a specific document. The difference is that when you click this link, you will be taken to a document with enticing links that will take you to shady websites.

Normally, this type of spam wouldn’t even get to your email inbox as it is usually only filtered into your spam folder, but these Google Drive notifications are sent through the system.

It seems that these scammers are exploiting this method and bombarding long lists of Gmail addresses with plenty of people reporting the problem

Wired reports that the linked documents are heavily edited and show signs that the scammers are duplicating their efforts to hit as many people as possible. 

Google told Wired that it has measures in place to detect these new sorts of scams but if users find themselves targeted then they can report the offending documents here. 

Writing by Adrian Willings.

These were the details of the news Scammers are trying to trick you using the Google Drive notification for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.